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12/31/15 / #20150382197

Network-based restriction of sensitive communications

Techniques described herein may provide for the restriction of certain communications. The communications to restrict may be determined by communication restriction policies. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/31/15 / #20150382160

Alerts based on vehicle and device telematics

A computer device may include logic configured to obtain vehicle telematics data relating to a vehicle operated by a user and to obtain device telematics data relating to a user device operated by the user. The logic may be further configured to determine that a distance between the user device and the vehicle is greater than a first distance threshold, based on the obtained vehicle telematics data and based on the obtained device telematics data; and send an alert to a mobile communication device associated with the user, in response to determining that the distance between the user device and the vehicle is greater than the first distance threshold.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/31/15 / #20150382144

Apparatus, method, and system for providing spot location identification

An approach is provided for identifying the location of a seat in a dark venue. A location identification platform determines the location of a user's seat. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/31/15 / #20150382137

Subscriber location database

A system may be configured to allow for storage of location information regarding a set of user devices. The location information may be updated relatively frequently, and without introducing additional traffic into a wireless telecommunications network associated with the user devices. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381826

Method and system for managing data usage for a service across multiple devices

An approach for managing the amount of data spent by one or more user devices on one or more services is described. A data usage analysis platform receives an input for specifying a data budget associated with a service, wherein the service operates on one or more devices. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381742

Automated web services validation

Parameters associated with client devices may be determined, and a subset of the parameters associated with a particular client device may be identified. The subset of the parameters may include information related to hardware, software, and/or an identifier associated with the particular client device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379874

Dynamic selection of unmanned aerial vehicles

A device receives a request for a flight path from a first location to a second location in a region, and calculates the flight path based on the request and based on one or more of weather information, air traffic information, obstacle information, regulatory information, or historical information associated with the region. The device determines required capabilities for the flight path based on the request, and selects, from multiple uavs, a particular uav based on the required capabilities for the flight path and based on a ranking of the multiple uavs. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379048

Media content search systems and methods

An exemplary method includes a media content search system providing a media content search creation tool in a graphical user interface, detecting a user-submission of one or more user-selectable graphical objects representing one or more media programs to the media content search creation tool in the graphical user interface, and generating a set of media content search parameters based on the one or more media programs represented by the one or more user-selectable graphical objects submitted to the media content search creation tool. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378865

System and method for providing error detection and notification

An approach is provided for registering an expected event associated with trouble management for a computing environment. The approach also involves monitoring, over a predetermined period, for one or more events relating to one or more actions performed by one or more elements of the computing environment. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378520

Method and system for auto switching applications based on device orientation

A system and method are presented for automatically switching to different applications, settings, or guis based on orientation of a mobile device. The system provides a user with the ability to maximize screen “real estate,” limit the number of user inputs required to perform a particular action, and to maximize efficiency when using a mobile device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378123

Fiber optic cable assembly with micro-duct protection

A fiber optic cable assembly may include a fiber optic cable that has a jacket and a plurality of optical fibers enclosed by and extending longitudinally within the jacket. The fiber optic cable assembly may also include a micro-duct disposed around at least a portion of the jacket, for example, where the cable is buried below grade. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/24/15 / #20150373748

Activating and deactivating transmission time interval bundling

A device is configured to send a connection message to a user device while a communication session is being established with the user device. The connection message may indicate a transmission time interval bundling (tti-b) configuration to be configured by the user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/24/15 / #20150373577

Network congestion control

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium to obtain a traffic volume value that indicates a volume of traffic to and/or from a radio node, a value that indicates a class of the radio node, or a received signal strength value that indicates a received signal strength of a macro signal received by the radio node; calculate a delay time value based on traffic volume value, the value that indicates the class, or the received signal strength value; and transmit the delay time value to the radio node, wherein the delay time value indicates a time period to wait, by the radio node, before attempting to authenticate and register with one or more network devices.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/24/15 / #20150373558

Method and apparatus for leveraging wireless communication using an aerial vehicle

An approach is provided for providing wireless communication in a remote area by using an aerial vehicle. Signal strength information received at a plurality of antennas mounted over the aerial vehicles is monitored. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/24/15 / #20150373392

Automated program guide scrolling

A user device may receive one or more signals in a particular sequence and within a threshold period of time from an accessory; determine a scrolling instruction corresponding to the one or more signals received in the particular sequence and within the threshold period of time; and execute the scrolling instruction to continuously scroll through a program guide, displayed by the user device, based on determining the scrolling instruction.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/24/15 / #20150373181

Multimedia messaging service communication using a two way push connection

Systems and methods for generating and transmitting multimedia messaging service (mms) messages are disclosed. In some implementations, a mobile device presents, at a touchscreen, a visual user interface. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/24/15 / #20150373178

Visual voice mail application variations

A voicemail application includes a first stage having a first voicemail and at a first position, a second stage having a second voicemail and at a second position adjacent to the first position, and a third stage having a third voicemail and at a third position adjacent to the second position. The voicemail application also includes a playback control configured to cause playback of any voicemail associated with any stage at the first position. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/24/15 / #20150373171

Systems and methods for providing access to hosted services by way of a user-wearable headset computing device

An exemplary system includes a user-wearable headset computing device, a service gateway device communicatively coupled to the user-wearable headset computing device by way of a wireless network, and a plurality of server devices communicatively coupled to the service gateway device and that provide a plurality of hosted services for access by the user-wearable headset computing device by way of the service gateway device. In certain examples, the plurality of hosted services comprises at least a multi-persona phone service. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/24/15 / #20150373016

Sharing content using a dongle device

A content sharing device may receive, from a content providing device, information that identifies content to be shared with a dongle device via a content sharing service. The content sharing device may receive, from the content providing device, information that identifies a contact with which the content is to be shared. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/24/15 / #20150372995

Asset guardian

An asset guardian system may comprise a server including a processor with memory and a database. The processor may be configured to receive asset information regarding a plurality of assets and update the database with the received asset information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/24/15 / #20150372901

Pseudowire control channel for signaling events

A client edge device relying upon end-to-end pseudowire connections may compensate for network interruptions due to impending events. The device may monitor control channels associated with physical interfaces, where each physical interface is associated with a separate control channel and pseudowires that are associated with virtual local area networks (vlans). ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/24/15 / #20150371636

System and method for providing voice communication from textual and pre-recorded responses

An approach is provided for detecting a voice call directed to a user. The approach involves presenting a user interface for interacting with the voice call, wherein the user interface includes a control option for selecting a pre-recorded word or phrase from the user; for generating a custom-created audio word or phrase from one or more phonemes pre-recorded by the user; or a combination thereof. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/24/15 / #20150371251

Referral reward tracking

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium to receive a referral request from a customer of a service provider; generate a referral code based on a receipt of the referral request; receive a message from the customer to a non-customer, wherein the message includes the referral code; store referral information included in the message, wherein the referral information includes a communication address of the non-customer, the referral code, and a communication address of the customer; receive a request from the non-customer to subscribe to a service offered by the service provider; request the referral code or a referent of the referral code from the non-customer; and use the referral code or the referent to assign a reward to the customer.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/24/15 / #20150370999

Method and system for providing prescription-based biometric monitoring

An approach for triggering an alert notification associated with an electronic prescription. The approach includes receiving an electronic prescription associated with a patient. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/24/15 / #20150370978

Near real-time detection of information

A device may identify information associated with other devices, generate a first value for one or more indicators associated with the information, process, based on providing the information to a rules engine corresponding to a library of rules including the rule and receiving, from the rules engine and based on providing the information to the rules engine, information associated with a second value the information using a rule to generate the second value based on combining the first value with one or more third values, and output information regarding the second value to determine how to process the information.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365989

Adaptive paging procedure for a call terminating via a wireless local area network

A system may receive call setup information associated with a call to be received by a terminating device via a particular untrusted wireless local area network (wlan). The system may determine location information, associated with the terminating device, based on receiving the call setup information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365820

Notification triggered device management session

Systems and methods for a notification triggered device management session are described. A request for a device management session for a mobile station is received at a device management server. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365730

Generation and use of user behavioral data for a program

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium to output a program during a program session; monitor trick play inputs during the outputting of the program; receive a trick play input during the outputting of the program; capture trick play data and time data based on a receipt of the trick play input; store the trick play data and the time data as behavioral data; and use the stored behavioral data to govern a subsequent outputting of the program during another program session.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365486

Mobile device detection of wireless beacons and automatic performance of actions

A mobile device may perform actions based on sensing a wireless beacons. The action to take, for a particular beacon, may be determined based on a query to a remote database or server. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365403

Network-based authentication for third party content

A system may be configured to allow for network-based authentication of a user device, which may reduce or eliminate the need for a user to provide credentials. The authentication may be performed when the user device attempts to access content provided by a third party content provider. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365381

Apparatus, method, and system for securing a public wireless network

An approach for automatically securing a public wireless network is disclosed. A vpn connection platform maintains a list of available trusted wireless access identifiers to connect to a public wireless network from a mobile device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365349

Automated server cluster selection for virtual machine deployment

A device receives a virtual machine (vm) to be deployed, and identifies multiple network device clusters for possible vm deployment. The device applies a weighting parameter to at least one of the multiple network device clusters to favor selection of the at least one of the multiple network device clusters over other network device clusters. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363557

Secure communications

A system for providing secure communications may include a management system to receive first information, the first information being received via a first secure connection, analyze the received information to form analyzed information, and provide the analyzed information, a processor device to receive the analyzed information, the analyzed information being received via a second secure connection between the processor device and the management system, and perform an action based on the analyzed information, and a clearinghouse device to receive second information, the second information being received via a third secure connection between the clearinghouse device and each provider device of a plurality of provider devices, process the second information to form the first information, and provide the first information to the management system via the first secure connection.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363389

Real time multi-language voice translation

A system may be configured to allow for the translation of content, obtained and/or presented by a media cast device, to different languages. The translation may be performed based on translating the text of closed captioning information provided with the content, and generating audio based on the text. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363278

Virtual resource-based backup

A device may receive a virtual image of a first state of a first virtual machine. Session information of the state of the first virtual machine may be synchronized with a second state of a second virtual machine. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363207

Allowing a computing device to operate in a demo mode and a consumer mode

Systems and methods for a demo mode for a computing device are disclosed. In some implementations, a computing device receives a first input for entering a demo mode. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/17/15 / #20150362118

Compressible device for freeze mitigation

A system includes an enclosure and a compressible device. The enclosure forms a confined space where water can accumulate in ambient conditions that fluctuate between freezing and non-freezing water temperatures. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358809

Service routing optimization

A system may be configured to establish a communication between a first user device and a second user device, where the first and second user devices are associated with different service providers that provide different networks with which the first and second user devices are respectively associated. The establishing may include determining capability information, associated with the second user device, without requesting the capability information from the telecommunications network with which the second user device is associated. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358537

Adaptive camera setting modification based on analytics data

The quality at which camera data (e.g., images, video, and/or audio captured by a camera device) is transmitted and/or stored may be adjusted based on the application of analytic techniques. For example, a camera processing device may receive camera data and receive information relating to conditions external to the capturing of the camera data. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358475

Enriching and analyzing cdr data to identify voice traffic routing through an intermediate provider

A method describes enriching a call detail record (cdr) to identify traffic routing through network providers. The method comprises the steps of obtaining operator carrier numbers (ocns) assigned to network providers operating in a network; obtaining trunk group identifiers for identifying trunks configured to interconnect an originating provider's network including a mobile switching center (msc) with network providers; and identifying network providers configured to communicate through the trunk groups with the originating provider's network, including the msc. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358331

Identity management, authorization and entitlement framework

A system and method are provided for identity management of applications on computing devices. A set of applications are registered at an identity management system. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358239

Network policy and network device control

A policy enforcer device may determine a value of multiple controls included on a control device. The multiple controls may be associated with zones of a facility. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358218

Statistical monitoring of customer devices

A network device receives configuration information for monitoring, via a network, control data for a monitored customer device. The configuration information includes business rules for responding to an event when the control data is outside baseline control limits. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358205

Analyzing network traffic for layer-specific corrective actions in a cloud computing environment

A device may receive information that identifies a set of rules for analyzing network traffic associated with a cloud computing environment. The device may receive network traffic information associated with the cloud computing environment. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356633

Adjusting qos levels for advertisements based on user analytics

A device may be configured to store advertisement control information for an advertisement. The advertisement control information may indicate a target demographic for the advertisement. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356589

Coupon management for digital content subscribers

Data regarding actions taken by a user, such as purchasing and bookmarking content from different digital content types, is acquired and processed to determine a digital coupon that can be used by the user when accessing additional content. Determining the coupon may include selecting a particular digital content type and a benefit based on the actions. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356534

Content provider charged gateway

Systems and methods for providing content provider charged web content to a mobile device are disclosed. A mobile routing server receives a request for a mobile device to access web content associated with a content provider. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356472

Conflation based position determination of outside plant elements

A device may facilitate the accurate position determination of outside plant (osp) elements within telecommunication network infrastructures. The device may partition a first map into a plurality of segments, where the first map represents a layout for outside plant (osp) elements within a region. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/03/15 / #20150351027

Dynamic activation and deactivation of access points

A network selection device may determine that a communication between a user device and a first network device should be transferred from the first network device to a second network device that is in an idle state; output an instruction to cause the second network device to exit the idle state and communicate with the user device; determine that the second network device is unused or underutilized; and output, based on determining that the second network device is unused or underutilized, an instruction to cause the second network device to reenter the idle state.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350876

Remote device activation

An application installed on a mobile device currently activated for service with a mobile wireless communication network captures information uniquely identifying a currently unsubscribed mobile device. The unique information may be captured from the currently unsubscribed mobile device via any of several short range transfer mechanisms. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350874

Managing roaming policies using a centralized storage device

A device may receive a network identifier and roaming policy information associated with the network identifier. The roaming policy information may identify a manner in which to treat traffic associated with mobile devices that are associated with a home network identified by the network identifier. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350701

Methods and systems for managing storage of media program copies within a network digital video recording system

An exemplary method includes a network dvr system identifying a total number of requests provided by a plurality of users to record a media program during a presentation of the media program, determining, based on the total number of requests and on a predicted playback rate associated with the media program, a maximum number of temporally overlapping playback sessions of the media program that will potentially be initiated by the plurality of users subsequent to the presentation of the media program, and storing, in response to the requests and based on the determining, a plurality of unique copies of the media program. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350453

Determining compensation for use of a shared frequency in multiple jurisdictions

One or more devices may be configured to store jurisdiction information that associates each of a plurality of base stations with at least one jurisdiction. The one or more devices may establish a session, between a first base station and a user device, that uses a frequency. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350434

Supervisory communication system

A method may include identifying diverse applications associated with supervision of agent work stations. The method may include generating a unified view interface based on supervisory communications associated with the diverse applications and receiving a request for the unified view interface from a supervisory interface device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350299

Method and apparatus for providing secure file transmission

An approach is provided for enabling the transmission of files independent of a file transfer application or the throughput capabilities of the sending or receiving devices. A segmentation platform receives a user input for specifying a data file to be transferred from a server to a receiving device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350200

Biometric framework allowing independent application control

Generation and segregation of mobile device biometric application template storage is described. Applications request a memory domain within mobile device storage for storing enrolled templates in the domain. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/03/15 / #20150348149

Efficiently authorizing customers for products under different authorization conditions

Customers seeking to acquire new products or services may need to be authorized for the new products or services. The authorization can depend on customer and product information, as well as on different authorization conditions such as qualification, re-qualification, and eligibility conditions. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/03/15 / #20150348044

Secure credit card transactions based on a mobile device

A mobile device may facilitate secure credit card transactions. The mobile device may initialize a mobile credit card verification (mccv) generator using parameters that are shared with a credit card verifier, and then initialize a rollover timer, where the rollover timer may be synchronized with the credit card verifier. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/03/15 / #20150347999

Point-of-sale location check for payment card purchases

Credit card fraud prevention techniques are disclosed in which the authorization of a payment card may be performed using information obtained from a mobile device (e.g., a smart phone) associated with a user who initiates a point-of-sale payment card transaction. In one implementation, a device may receive a request for authorization of a payment associated with a payment card; and obtain location information relating to a location of a mobile device associated with a user of the payment card. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/03/15 / #20150347412

System and method for tracking developmental training

An approach is provided for receiving an input for specifying a developmental training activity associated with a user. The approach involves identifying a classification of the developmental training activity as a team activity, an individual activity, or a combination thereof. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341945

Carrier aggregation management

A computer device may include logic configured to configure carrier aggregation for a user equipment serviced by the base station device; activate a secondary component carrier for the user equipment; determine that a quality level for the secondary component carrier is lower than a quality threshold; and de-activate the secondary component carrier for the user equipment, in response determining that the quality level is lower than the quality threshold. The logic may be further configured to detect a problem associated with the primary component carrier for the user equipment; determine whether a better primary component carrier is available, in response to detecting the problem; switch to the better primary component carrier, when the better primary component carrier is available; and de-configure carrier aggregation for the user equipment, when the better primary component carrier for the user equipment is not available.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341897

Dual registration coordination for tune away

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions to receive tune away data from a multimode mobile device and to adjust network processes based on the tune away data including downlink scheduling, uplink scheduling, and handover procedures.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341802

Ran performance through digital signal processing between baseband unit and remote radio heads

Digital signal processors (dsps) process the digital baseband signals associated with cpri links between bbus and rrhs. The dsps may be implemented at the rrh nodes (e.g., at the link leading to the bbu node), at the bbu node (e.g., at the links leading to the rrh nodes), or at both. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341765

Floor identification for emergency calls

A system may be configured to determine a floor of a building in which the user device is located at a time a call was placed. The information, indicating the determined floor, may be provided to a callee, such as a public safety answering point (“psap”). ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341292

System and method of data and command request processing

Methods and systems are disclosed for processing data and command requests. In one aspect, a method for processing a data and command request is disclosed that includes receiving, at a server, a first electronic mail message from a requesting electronic mail address, the first electronic mail message including information that identifies an application. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341290

Method and apparatus for delivering messages based on user activity status

An approach is provided for delivering messages to a user based on their activity status. An activity detection platform receives a request to deliver a message from a sending device to a receiving device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341241

Method and apparatus for specifying machine identifiers for machine-to-machine platform support

An approach is provided for determining, specifying, or associating a unique identifier with a machine in a machine-to-machine communications network. The approach includes specifying a unique identifier for a machine attached to a sub-network of an aggregator, wherein the machine and the aggregator comprise at least a portion of a machine-to-machine deployment. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341216

Automatic and secure activation of a universal plug and play device management device

A device may receive a first device identifier associated with a first device management (dm) device associated with a local area network. The device may identify a second dm device, associated with the local area network, based on receiving the first device identifier. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341135

Flexible channel coordination for multiple optical carrier optical networks

One or more management systems coordinate wavelength configuration patterns of a plurality of multi-wavelength optical transport nodes in an optical network for a first transport period. The one or more management systems determine data traffic demand changes in the optical network; and coordinate wavelength configuration patterns of the plurality of multi-wavelength optical transport nodes in the optical network for a second transport period, that is subsequent to the first transport period, based on the determined data traffic demand changes.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339933

Configurability options for information, airspace, and property utilized by an unmanned aerial vehicle platform

A device receives aviation information associated with aviation in a geographical region, and receives configurability options associated with the aviation information. The device analyzes the aviation information based on the configurability options to generate analyzed information, and receives a request for a flight path for a uav to travel from a first location to a second location in the geographical region. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339634

Home maintenance automation

A network device receives customer registration information identifying a customer; receives first appliance registration information identifying a first appliance associated with the customer; and receives second appliance registration information identifying a second appliance associated with the customer. The first appliance registration information includes an initiation date and a service schedule of maintenance events for the first appliance, and the second appliance registration information includes an initiation date and a service schedule of maintenance events for the second appliance. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/26/15 / #20150336669

Unmanned aerial vehicle network-based recharging

A device receives a request for a flight path for a uav to travel from a first location to a second location, and determines capability information for the uav based on component information of the uav. The device calculates the flight path based on the capability information, identifies multiple recharging stations located on or near the flight path, and selects a recharging station from the multiple recharging stations based on one or more factors. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/26/15 / #20150336668

Unmanned aerial vehicle flight path determination, optimization, and management

A device receives a request for a flight path from a first location to a second location in a region. The request includes component information associated with components of uavs in a group. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/26/15 / #20150336667

Unmanned aerial vehicle platform

A device receives a request for a flight path of uav from a first location to a second location in a region, and determines, based on credentials associated with the uav, whether the uav is authenticated for utilizing the device and a network. The device determines, when the uav is authenticated, capability information for the uav based on the request and component information associated with the uav. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334593

Application-specific traffic multiplexing

A system may be configured to multiplex traffic, on a per-application basis, over multiple networks. The traffic may be multiplexed based on weights, associated with each application, and key performance indicators (“kpis”) associated with the networks. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334591

M2m gateway collocated with a base station using a cpri connection

A system may include a machine-to-machine (m2m) gateway. The m2m gateway may receive m2m information associated with an m2m application. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334543

Deploying a toll-free data service campaign by modifying a uniform resource identifier

A device may receive campaign information for deploying a toll-free data service campaign. The campaign information may identify a uniform resource identifier for accessing a toll-free data service associated with the toll-free data service campaign. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334442

Presenting multimedia content from multiple sources at a same time

A device is configured to tune multiple tuners to multiple television channels. The device may receive image data and audio data for the television channels from the tuners. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334249

Usage-based adaptive data allocation for a toll-free data service campaign

A device may receive campaign information for deploying a toll-free data service campaign. The campaign information may identify a total amount of data to be allocated for a toll-free data service associated with the toll-free data service campaign. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334248

Deploying a toll-free data service campaign

A device may receive campaign information for deploying a toll-free data service campaign. The campaign information may identify a geographic region in which the toll-free data service campaign is to be deployed. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334169

Hardware id based user profile identification and sharing

A server device may receive, via a local wireless connection with a user device, a hardware identifier associated with the user device; transmit the hardware identifier to a profile server; receive, from the profile server, a user profile associated with the user of the user device; generate a message based on the user profile; and provide the message to the user device.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334119

Intelligent role based access control based on trustee approvals

A device is configured to receive a role request to generate a role used for access control. The device may generate the role based on the role request. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334108

Global authentication service using a global user identifier

An authentication device may provide an authentication code to a third party device. The third party device may provide a third party service to which a client device has requested access. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/19/15 / #20150332417

Property notification and trip planning

A server device may receive information identifying property features relating to for-sale properties; identify a plurality of properties having one or more of the property features; identify particular properties, of the plurality of properties, having the one or more of the property features; receive location information for the particular properties; and generate, based on the location information, a trip plan identifying the particular properties. The trip plan may identify a sequence in which the particular properties should be visited and a route that should be taken when traveling between the particular properties. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/19/15 / #20150332088

Generating emoticons based on an image of a face

A device is configured to receive an image of a person. The image may include an image of a face. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/19/15 / #20150331771

Simulating burst errors in mobile data communication network system level simulations

The disclosed examples provide techniques for simulation of a wireless mobile network that includes block level simulation of burst errors. The simulation allows input of a variable burst error rate to a system level simulation of a communications network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/12/15 / #20150327062

Proactive assistance in obtaining a wireless network connection

A user may be proactively identified as needing assistance to access a home wireless network. Assistance may be automatically provided through, for example, a text message, email, or telephone call. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/12/15 / #20150327039

Method and apparatus for providing event investigation through witness devices

An approach is provided for corroborating with the investigation of an emergency event. An event processor receives an event data corresponding to an event from a mobile device, and the location of the mobile device is determined. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326920

Switching of the source for television content

A set-top box or media server device may operate to switch the source of incoming television content to, for example, improve power efficiency of the device. In one implementation, the device may receiving a television channel as part of a modulated television signal and extract, by a tuner associated with the device, the television channel from the modulated television signal. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326901

Delayed video-on-demand streaming for enhanced user experience and network capacity optimization

A user device receives a video-on-demand (vod) selection from a user and determines that current network streaming conditions are not adequate to provide high-quality vod content. The user device presents an option, to the user, to delay presentation of the vod content and receives a selection to delay presentation. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326619

On-demand registration for ims services

A device may receive service information associated with an internet protocol multimedia subsystem (ims) service. The ims service may be provided via an ims network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326463

Station assisted interference measurement

A station assisted interference measurement scheme is described containing a system and devices that facilitate the measurement of interference levels or path loss values between nearby potentially interfering transmitting transceivers and candidate victim receivers. Such interference levels or path loss values are used to assist intelligent assignment of communication channels in an authorized shared access system (asas). ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326451

Network-as-a-service architecture

A system may receive order information that may include information identifying a network service, associated with a service provider network, and a service location associated with the network service. The system may determine context information based on the order information that may include information associated with providing the network service to the service location via the service provider network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326448

Network-as-a-service product director

A device may receive order information that may identify a network service to be provided, via a service provider network, to a service location associated with a customer. The device may determine context information associated with providing the network service. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/12/15 / #20150324880

Verifying a status of a user device used for settling a transaction with a point of sale terminal

One or more devices are configured to receive a request, from a point of sale terminal, to verify a status of a user device being used to settle a transaction with the point of sale terminal. The status may indicate whether the user device has been reported stolen to an operator network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/12/15 / #20150323791

Methods and systems for facilitating remote control by a wearable computer system of an application being executed by a media content processing device

An exemplary method includes a remote control management system detecting that a user wearing a wearable computer system that includes an optical head-mounted display is looking through the optical head-mounted display at a display screen associated with a media content processing device, determining, in response to the detecting, that the media content processing device is executing an application that is controllable by the wearable computer system, determining that the user is authorized to interact with the application being executed by the media content processing device, and establishing, in response to the determining that the media content processing device is executing the application and the determining that the user is authorized to interact with the application, a remote control session between the wearable computer system and the application. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/12/15 / #20150321605

Vehicle anomaly detection and reporting

A server device may receive images of a vehicle from one or more camera devices implemented as part of a home monitoring or home control system and identify, based on the images, an anomaly associated with the vehicle. In some implementations, conditions under which the anomaly occurred may also be determined.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/05/15 / #20150319509

Modified search and advertisements for second screen devices

A method, performed by a computer device, may include receiving a search query from a second screen device and determining that a video asset is being streamed to a first screen device associated with the second screen device. The may further include modifying the search query based on one or more keywords associated with the video asset, based on determining that the video asset is being streamed to the first screen device; obtaining search results based on the modified search query; and providing the obtained search results to the second screen device.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/05/15 / #20150319505

Systems and methods for delivering content to a media content access device

An exemplary method includes a media content delivery system generating a supplemental content stream associated with a primary media content stream, the supplemental content stream including one or more supplemental content instances temporally aligned with one or more content moments in a media program represented by the primary media content stream, and facilitating concurrent streaming of the primary media content stream and the supplemental content stream to a media content access device, the streams configured for concurrent presentation by the media content access device in a user interface. A presentation of the supplemental content stream in the user interface may be transparent to a user during a presentation of a segment of the media program that is not part of the one or more content moments in the media program and visible to the user during the presentation of the one or more content moments in the media program.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/05/15 / #20150319494

Conflict notification with alternate program list

A device receives a recording schedule for programs to record at a future time and causes, based on the recording schedule, at least some of the programs to be recorded in the device memory to create recorded content. The device detects use of the device, by a user, to initiate obtaining content that creates a conflict with the recording schedule. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/05/15 / #20150319472

User feedback based content distribution area

A method includes providing, to a user device, an identification of a superset of potential video programs that are available to be scheduled for multicast to a content distribution area that includes a cell associated with the user device. The method also includes receiving a selection of a subset of the potential video programs from the user device and a location associated with the user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/05/15 / #20150319469

Distribution management of licensed content

Techniques described herein may be used to selectively activate licensed content provided to customers. The licensed content may be activated for customers that have shown an interest in the content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/05/15 / #20150317860

Identity-based triggers for controlled dispensing

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium to store inventory information pertaining to items stored in a dispensary system; receive a request from a user via a user device to retrieve one of the items from the dispensary system; determine whether the dispensary system stores the one of the items based on the inventory information; validate an identity of the user, a location of the user, date and time, and a location of the dispensary system; determine which of the lockers of the dispensary system stores the one of the items, in response to a successful validation; transmit to the user via the user device, a message indicating one of the lockers in which the one of the items is stored; and transmit to the dispensary system, a command to open the one of the lockers.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/05/15 / #20150317645

Lead-based activation of m2m devices on an operator network

Devices may receive lead information from a user. The lead information may indicate a potential customer for a vendor. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/05/15 / #20150316041

Dynamically adjustable impulse driving fluid jetting device

A device includes a fluid jetting tube, a cylinder and a disk valve. The cylinder is formed on an exterior of the fluid jetting tube and includes a port to receive a fluid supply line and an internal movable piston configured to control an internal volume of the cylinder. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312833

Automated wireless channel changing

A user device may determine wireless channel load values for multiple wireless channels, each wireless channel load value indicating a load, of the corresponding wireless channel, due to wireless activity by a set of network devices that does not include a first network device connected to the user device; display information regarding the wireless channel load values, the information including an indication of a recommended one of the plurality of wireless channels; receive a selection to change a first wireless channel of the plurality of channels, via which the user device and the network device communicate, to a second wireless channel of the plurality of channels; determine computer code corresponding to a particular model of the first network device; and execute the determined computer code to interact with the first network device to change the wireless channel from the first wireless channel to the second wireless channel.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312803

Centralized channel coding and shaping for a multi-node ran

A system may be configured to determine radio frequency (“rf”) transmission error types associated with a group of channels. Each channel may be associated with a particular remote radio node (“rrn”), of a group of rrns, and a user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312648

Mobile device controlled dynamic room environment using a cast device

A mobile device analyzes data associated with media handled by a cast device connected to a display device. The mobile device causes control signals to be sent, via the one or more communication interfaces, to one of multiple different devices in a room to change an operational parameter associated with the one of the multiple different devices.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312646

Identifying and selecting available audio programs for live broadcasted content

A user device may receive information identifying one or more first audio programs available for programming content; select a first particular audio program, of the one or more first audio programs; play the first particular audio program; and receive updated information identifying one or more second audio programs available for the programming content when available audio programs change. The one or more second audio programs may be different from the one or more first audio programs. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312635

User configured social media feeds associated with an interactive program guide

A device may receive an indication associated with media content identified in an interactive program guide (ipg). The device may determine social media feed parameters associated with the ipg. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312634

Program guide with gamification of user metadata

A device may receive user metadata associated with media content identified in an interactive program guide (ipg). The user metadata may be based on input provided by a user via the ipg, and the media content may be associated with a media content identifier. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312608

Media service personalization systems and methods

In an exemplary method, a media service personalization system directs a media service access device to operate in accordance with a shared mode of operation when user interaction with the media service access device is by way of a shared user input device and directs the media service access device to operate in accordance with a personal mode of operation when user interaction with the media service access device is by way of a personal device specific to a user. In certain examples, the media service personalization system may switch between directing the media service access device to operate in accordance with the shared mode of operation and directing the media service access device to operate in accordance with the personal mode of operation based on a status of a remote control session between the personal device and the shared media service access device.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312407

Context profile identification and sharing

A server device may receive, from a user device, application activity data associated with the user device; determine, based on the application activity data, a location associated with the user device; store information associating the application activity data with a call identifier and the location; receive an indication that an incoming call has been received, the incoming call being placed using the call identifier; determine, based on receiving the indication, a location of a caller that placed the call; identify the application activity data based on the call identifier and the location of the caller; and output the application activity data to a callee associated with the call.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312394

Method and apparatus for providing services via a modular smart illumination device

An approach for implementing an illumination device for interfacing with other illumination devices or user devices and for receiving and providing various services. The approach includes providing an interface to an illumination device, wherein the illumination device is configured to include a plurality of modules and wherein the plurality of modules includes at least an illumination module, a networking module, and a short range wireless communication module. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312255

Encrypting a unique identification header to create different transactional identifiers

A system may receive a content request associated with a user device. The content request may include information that identifies a subscriber associated with the user device and information that identifies a content provider associated with the content request. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/29/15 / #20150310651

Detecting a read line of text and displaying an indicator for a following line of text

A device may be configured to cause a plurality of lines of text to be presented for display. The device may detect a user action performed by a user and determine a first line of text the user is reading based on the user action. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/29/15 / #20150310493

Lock-screen-based advertisement delivery systems and methods

An exemplary method includes an advertisement delivery system providing an advertisement for display together with a lock screen on a mobile device, detecting a sequence of user inputs associated with the lock screen and the advertisement, determining that the sequence of user inputs satisfies a predefined user input sequence requirement, and identifying, based on the determining that the sequence of user inputs satisfies the predefined user input sequence requirement, one or more billable impressions associated with the detected sequence of user inputs and the advertisement. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/29/15 / #20150310084

Method and apparatus for providing pharmaceutical classification

An approach is provided for pharmacological classification. A pharmaceutical classification platform receives an input associated with a phase of a pharmaceutical development cycle. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/29/15 / #20150309771

Unified flow designer

An interface enables a user to select a graphical object to include in a flow. The graphical object is associated with code, and this code may relate to presenting digital content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/29/15 / #20150309715

Media service user interface systems and methods

In an exemplary method, a media service user interface system provides, for display on a screen of a primary display device, a media menu tray user interface view that includes a media menu tray representing a menu of one or more media programs and provides, for display on a display screen of a mobile device while the media menu tray user interface view is provided for display on the display screen of the primary display device, a remote control user interface view dynamically tailored to facilitate remote user interaction with the media menu tray included in the media menu tray user interface view provided for display on the display screen of the primary display device. In certain examples, the remote control user interface view is dynamically tailored based on a current state of the media menu tray user interface view.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/29/15 / #20150308863

Optical-sensor-equipped cut sleeve for connector adapter

A cut sleeve includes integrated sensors to detect insertion of a fiber optic connector into an adaptor for an optical patch-panel port and to detect whether optical signals are being transmitted through optical fibers in the port. The cut sleeve includes a cylinder with a discontinuity along an axial length of cylinder. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/22/15 / #20150305015

Resolving falsely decoded acknowledgments

A device is configured to transmit uplink data to a base station using a resource. The device may receive an acknowledgment from the base station based on the uplink data. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/22/15 / #20150304880

Traffic aggregated at end device

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium to store traffic aggregation settings that include hold time values that each indicate a maximum period of time to suspend a transmission of data; receive data from a resident application; determine a type of application from which the data is received; determine whether the device in an active state; select one of the hold time values in response to a determination that the device is not in the active state; suspend a transmission of the data in response to a selection of the one of the hold time values, wherein the transmission of the data is suspended for at least a portion of a maximum time period indicated by the one of the hold time values; and transmit the data subsequent to the at least the portion of the maximum time period elapsing.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/22/15 / #20150304842

Affiliation and disaffiliation of computing devices

Techniques described herein may provide for affiliation and disaffiliation of devices, such as office communication devices, associated with a user. The affiliation/disaffiliation may be performed using a mobile device (e.g., a smart phone). ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/22/15 / #20150304692

Enhanced fast-forward and rewind visual feedback for hls content

A server device may receive a playback request that identifies particular content, a first segment file associated with the particular content, and a playback speed; and generate a playlist based on receiving the playback request. When generating the playlist, the server device may determine one or more second segment files, associated with the particular content, based on the playback speed and the first segment file; determine, based on the playback speed, a sequence in which the first segment file and the one or more second segment files should be played; and generate a list identifying the first segment file and the one or more second segment files. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/22/15 / #20150304390

Bitrate selection for network usage control

A user device may receive bitrate availability information identifying one or more bitrates associated with content; receive, from a user of the user device, a selection of a particular bitrate of the one or more bitrates; request segment files associated with the particular bitrate; and receive the segment files.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/22/15 / #20150303740

Auxiliary power system for optical network terminal

A system is provided for powering an optical network terminal, including a power adapter connected to the optical network terminal and configured to power the optical network terminal; and a battery tray, connected to the power adapter, configured to supply auxiliary power to the optical network terminal through the power adapter from one or more batteries contained within the battery tray, wherein the battery tray is configured to allow removal and replacement, at the customer premise, of the one or more batteries.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302743

Real-time traffic reporting based on rate of change of traffic delays

A device may receive location information associated with mobile devices. The location information may identify locations associated with the mobile devices. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302006

Advanced search for media content

Methods and systems for indexing and efficiently retrieving media content in a database use subtitle data of media content items, including subtitle text and timestamps, for indexing the items. A media server coupled to a communication network identifies keywords in the subtitle data, and stores the media content items in association with metadata including the keywords. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/01/15 / #20150282353

Retractable termination pedestal

An apparatus, method, and system are disclosed for housing and terminating various cables. The apparatus is mounted on a base, which allows it to be pivoted to different positions. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281950

Locker service for mobile device and mobile applications authentication

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium to receive a locker setting that indicates at least one of a geographic location of a user device, a state of motion of the user device, or a state of connection of the user device relative to a network or another device; store the locker setting; monitor a current state of the user device, wherein the current state corresponds to a current at least one of geographic location, state of motion, or state of connection of the user device; compare the current state to the locker setting; determine whether to enter a locked state based on a comparison, wherein the locked state requires that a user of the user device re-enters login information; and enter the locked state in response to a determination to enter the locked state, such that the user device and/or an application enters the locked state.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281767

Systems and methods for facilitating access to content associated with a media content session based on a location of a user

An exemplary method includes a content delivery system determining that a user profile of a user is logged in to a first access device during a media content session associated with the first access device in which the first access device presents media content to the user, detecting that the user moves outside a vicinity of the first access device while the user profile is logged in to the first access device during the media content session, identifying, in response to the user moving outside the vicinity of the first access device, a second access device associated with the user and that is within a vicinity of the user, and automatically providing, in response to the identifying, session management content corresponding to the media content session associated with the first access device for presentation by the second access device while the user is outside the vicinity of the first access device. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281745

Multimedia program information

A disclosed system and method relate to presenting a program guide that includes information associated with an instance of programming, including audio information and visual information. A request for the information associated with the instance of programming is received, and a determination is made whether delivery of the first audio information could be completed within a threshold time after receiving the request. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281438

Selective call blocking and call re-direction

A selective call blocking function (scbf) device, included in an internet protocol (ip) multimedia subsystem (ims), processes a request to establish an ip call on an lte network, such as a voice over long term evolution (volte) call. The scbf device identifies a user equipment (ue) associated with the ip call and an associated enode b (enb). ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281395

Providing content based on user bandwidth

A system may be configured to store different versions of a particular item of content, according to a group of content templates; and select a particular content template, of the group of content templates, to use in providing content in response to a request received from a user device. The particular content template may be selected based on bandwidth information regarding the user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281330

Cross-carrier device identification and policy application

A first server device, associated with a first carrier network, may provide a first identifier of a first application device to a second server device to cause the second server device to store the first identifier. The second server device may be accessible from the first carrier network and from a different second carrier network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281063

Method and system for network traffic steering based on dynamic routing

An approach is provided for steering network traffic (e.g., ip traffic) based on dynamic routing to a service node or a chain of service nodes that can provide in-line services. In an exemplary embodiment, traffic is steered from a first router to an in-line service router by tunneling through a second router, wherein in-line service router is configured to provide in-line services to the traffic.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281046

Method and apparatus for cloud provisioning of communication services

An approach for cloud provisioning of consumer services based on requested services. The approach uses customer request for services and current network utilization patterns to most efficiently and effectively provision network resources. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281004

Network management system

A system may be configured to store a set of service-level agreements (“slas”) associated with a subscriber. The system may receive key performance indicator (“kpi”) information for traffic that traverses one or more nodes of a network; forecast, based on the sla information and the kpi information, a violation of the particular sla; take corrective action, based on the forecasting; and output, to the subscriber, derived information based on the kpi information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/01/15 / #20150280980

Method and apparatus for dynamic provisioning of communication services

An approach is provided for determining a cloud provider identifier associated with a request to provision one or more communication services. The approach further involves validating the request by matching the cloud provider identifier against another copy of the cloud provider identifier associated with a session over which the provisioning request was received.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/01/15 / #20150279381

Audio fingerprinting for advertisement detection

A device may receive an audio sample, and may separate the audio sample into multiple sub-band signals in multiple frequency bands. The device may modify an upper boundary and a lower boundary of at least one of the frequency bands to form modified frequency bands. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278629

Objective metric relating to perceptual color differences between images

Techniques described herein may determine an objective metric that relates to the color difference that may be perceived by humans viewing two images of the same visual scene. In one implementation, a method may include receiving first and second images; determining a first histogram based on hue values associated with pixels in the first image; and determining a second histogram based on hue values associated with pixels in the second image. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278504

User authentication based on established network activity

A device may determine that a user device should be authenticated; and determine a confidence measurement based on an established activity pattern of the user device. The confidence measurement may relate to a likelihood that an authorized user of the user device is in possession of the user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278157

Generating anonymous data from web data

A device receives web data, associated with user devices, that is generated based on interactions of the user devices with a network and one or more content provider devices. The device removes erroneous or objectionable web data from the web data to generate a subset of the web data, and categorizes the subset of the web data by assigning categories to the subset of the web data. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/01/15 / #20150276096

Microduct for blown cable

A duct construction, such as a microduct, for deploying various types of cables is disclosed. The duct includes a plurality of protrusions that are formed on its inner surface. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271742

Method, apparatus, and system for network identifier supression

A method, apparatus, and system for detection of a network are described. A network list indicating a plurality of network identifiers associated with a mobile device is determined. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271206

Secure trust-scored distributed multimedia collaboration session

A device may receive a request for a collaboration session. The device may authenticate a user for the collaboration session. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271136

Securely transmitting authentication information

A device receives a request from a terminal device to start a session to authenticate a person associated with an account. The device creates the session. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271033

Scalable framework for monitoring machine-to-machine (m2m) devices

A device receives information associated with machine-to-machine (m2m) devices connected to a host server device via a network. The information associated with the m2m devices include one or more of device information associated with components of the m2m devices, application information generated by the m2m devices, or network information associated with interactions of the m2m devices, with the network, when the m2m devices provide the application information to the host server device via the network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/24/15 / #20150268437

Air jetted micro-cable with super low resistance and dramatically improved for air blockage

A cable, and method and system for deploying the cable are described. The cable includes a jacket having a plurality of outer grooves formed on its outer surface. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/24/15 / #20150266207

Adjustable width, thin blade, micro-trenching cutting machine

An apparatus, method, and system are disclosed for cutting materials such as concrete. The apparatus includes a mounting assembly, and a pair of blades that are mounted at an end of the mounting assembly. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/17/15 / #20150264709

Controlling connection to an access network by machine-to-machine devices

A device receives a pilot channel from an access network, without connecting to the access network. The pilot channel includes information identifying an actual usage associated with the access network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/17/15 / #20150264702

Dynamic assignment of unlicensed bands for data flow transmission

A network device may determine a sequence. The sequence may identify an order in which particular unlicensed bands, of a plurality of unlicensed bands in an unlicensed spectrum, are to be assigned for the transmission of data flows. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/17/15 / #20150264577

Data flow transmission via aggregated bands

A network device may select one or more secondary bands in a spectrum based on a measure of quality of the one or more secondary bands; transmit information identifying the one or more secondary bands to an end unit; code, based on a coding scheme, a data flow to obtain multiple data signals that represent the data flow; and transmit, towards the end unit, the multiple data signals via the one or more secondary bands and a primary band.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/17/15 / #20150264408

Extended, home, and mobile content delivery networks

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide an extended content delivery network service in which user devices are configured as extended content delivery network devices that download and/or stream programs to other users of the extended content delivery network service. Additionally, a method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide an in-home media server device that stores programs in a same format as a format of the programs stored in a content delivery network, and provide an error correction service in which a portion of a program including an error, initially received via a multicast or broadcast transmission, is replaced with a corrected portion of the program via a unicast transmission. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/17/15 / #20150263976

Allocating shaping resources for a cloud computing environment based on transfer speeds associated with the shaping resources

A device stores shaping resource information in a data structure, where the shaping resource information includes identifiers associated with shaping resources of the device, information indicating whether the shaping resources are available, and information indicating transfer speeds associated with the shaping resources. The device defines a group of available shaping resources based on the shaping resource information stored in the data structure, and receives a packet requesting a particular transfer speed associated with transmitting the packet. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/17/15 / #20150263944

Learning information associated with shaping resources and virtual machines of a cloud computing environment

A source network device of a cloud computing network receives a packet destined for a destination virtual machine provided in a destination cloud computing device. The packet is received from a source virtual machine provided in a source cloud computing device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262281

System for facilitating upgrades in customer premises

A system may include an upgrade server device configured to: establish a session with a user device over a network; receive, from the user device during the session, a request to provide a list of recommended upgrades for a customer; obtain the list of recommended upgrades for the customer; send the list to the user device; and receive, from the user device, an order for one of the recommended upgrades in the list. The system may also include a provisioning system configured to provision a product or service associated with the order.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262244

Customizable user preference information for user devices

A user device receives, from a device associated with a vendor, a request for user preferences associated with a user of the user device. The user preferences are stored in a memory associated with the user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262100

Use of polygon loading areas for increasing efficiency of field dispatch in a telecommunications setting

A dispatch system and method for a dispatch coverage region including a set of dispatch assignment areas (daas), wherein the shape of the daas are based on at least a first aspect of the dispatch coverage region, e.g. The physical wiring distribution. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261877

Page route sorting using dsp techniques

A server device may store information identifying multiple routes. Each of the multiple routes may identify a sequence in which pages were individually selected. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261658

Scheduling tests of software for a cloud computing environment

A device receives, from a user device, a request to perform a test of software on a test device. The test device includes a device that simulates a device provided in a cloud computing environment, and the software includes software to be implemented in the cloud computing environment. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/17/15 / #20150260606

Mechanical bend, twist, push and pull blown optical cable testing apparatus

An apparatus, method, and system are disclosed for testing various properties of a sample, such as a cable or duct. The apparatus includes a duct and a plurality of radius controlling units. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/10/15 / #20150257112

Beacon device for controlling signal strengths in target locations

A device is configured to store target location information indicating an acceptable signal strength at a target location. The device may receive a signal emitted from a base station. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/10/15 / #20150257007

Front end filter control for shared access system

The described examples are usable in an authorized shared access system to provide a front end sub-band filter system and method that securely allows the selection of a front end sub-band filter for receiving signals in a shared radio frequency spectrum (srfs). A controller manages allocation of communication channels in the srfs using an encrypted signal. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256902

Common distribution and rendering for emergency alert services

A system and method for are provided for common distribution and rendering of communications capability for emergency alert services. A zone headend device, for a local zone, receives a local emergency alert service (eas) message that is intended for a particular geographic locality. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256876

Providing second screen content based on a frequency code

A device configured to receive a request, from a server, to provide frequency code information identifying a frequency code. The frequency code includes frequencies to be emitted by a broadcasting device that presents a first content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256862

Configurable digital content storage

A routing device is coupled to a storage device to function as a digital video recorder (dvr) to store digital content. The routing device may include a client function to receive and store the digital content, and a server function to provide the stored digital content to a user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256575

Streaming content using ad hoc networks of user devices

Content, such as video content, may be shared by a user device that is participating in an ad hoc network via a short range local wireless connections. In one implementation, a method may include joining, by a user device and via direct wireless communication with other user devices, an ad hoc network including the other user devices; receiving, by the user device, a content stream from a cellular wireless network; transmitting, by the user device, an indication of the received content stream to the other user devices in the ad hoc network; receiving, by the user device and from one or more of the other user devices in the ad hoc network, a request for the content stream; forwarding, by the user device and based on the received request, the content stream to the one or more of the other user devices in the ad hoc network; and presenting, by the user device, the content stream to a user of the user device.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/10/15 / #20150254969

Method and system for providing aggregated network alarms

An approach for providing aggregated network alarm notifications is described. An alarm management platform aggregates one or more network alarms based on a geographic proximity, a temporal proximity, or a combination thereof. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/10/15 / #20150253946

Method and apparatus for transferring files based on user interaction

An approach is provided for transferring one or more files to a cloud storage service, a local storage service and/or a file sharing service based on user interaction with the user interface element. The approach involves presenting a user interface element at a device, wherein the user interface element represents a file. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/03/15 / #20150250016

Managing radio resource control (rrc) connections based on radio bearer attributes

A base station may establish a radio resource control (rrc) connection with a first user device. The base station may determine a bearer attribute of a bearer associated with the rrc connection and the first user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249989

Determining a frequency for a client device to use to connect to a network

A device is configured to obtain network information indicating an amount of client devices, of each device type, registered in an operator network. The device is configured to obtain client device information identifying a client device and determine a device type of the client device based on the client device information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249750

Dynamic auctioning of unused network capacity

A network device receives utilization information, for an infrastructure network, that provides data for individual segments of the infrastructure network. Based on the data for the individual segments, the network device generates a costing matrix that includes prices for each segment of the individual segments. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249584

Method and apparatus for providing an anti-bullying service

An approach is provided for an anti-bullying service. A service platform monitors interaction data from one or more applications, wherein the interaction data is associated with an interaction between a source and a target. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249540

Password-less authentication service

A device may receive an authentication request generated based on a request to access a service. The authentication request may include a user identifier. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249512

Program services including adaptive failover and backup services

A method, a device, and a non-transitory, computer-readable medium stores executable instructions to provide a program service; predict whether a disruption in the program service is to occur; generate and transmit a message, which indicates a predicted disruption of the program service, to user devices; switch to another program device, by the user devices, to receive the program service; transmit another message to the user device when the disruption is over. Additionally, a method, a device, and a non-transitory, computer-readable medium stores executable instructions to provide a failure over service that informs other user devices that an in-home server device is down, and a backup service that includes storing program service data, which includes recorded programs and user settings, on the in-home server device and a cloud device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/27/15 / #20150245361

Selecting frequency for multi-band small cell

A device is configured to obtain interference information indicating interference levels at frequencies. The device is configured to determine a frequency for a small cell to use to communicate with a client device based on the interference information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/27/15 / #20150245241

Traffic detection function with an external enforcement device

A policy control component may be installed in a telecommunication network as a “supplemental” or “proxy” policy control component that may be given limited interaction with the telecommunication network. The proxy policy control component may communicate with policy enforcement devices in an external network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/27/15 / #20150245176

Base station location determination

A device may determine to initiate a location determination for a base station. The device may identify a set of positioning measurements associated with the location determination. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/27/15 / #20150245100

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for resolving media content recording conflicts

An exemplary method includes detecting, on a media content recording device, a media content recording conflict between a plurality of scheduled recordings of media content instances, and outputting, for display on a display device, data representative of a graphical user interface including a plurality of graphical objects representative of the plurality of scheduled recordings of the media content instances and at least one option configured to facilitate resolution of the media content recording conflict. Corresponding methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer-readable media are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/27/15 / #20150244769

Content delivery system

A method may include starting a content delivery micro edge server module to generate a content delivery micro edge server on a web server. The content delivery micro edge server is a virtualized edge server associated with a service provider and the web server is associated with a host entity that is different than the service provider. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/27/15 / #20150244472

Method and system for transmitting information using ultrasonic messages

A device includes an audio capture device for receiving an audio signal in an ultrasonic frequency range. The device includes a processor to determine whether the received audio signal corresponds to an ultrasonic message. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242924

Systems and methods for using customer information to enable customer interaction

Techniques are described herein to connect customers of a company with one another. In one implementation, a method may include receiving a search query for businesses that are local to a user; determining, based on access of a data structure, a location of a residence of the user; and generating, based on the location of the residence of the user and the search query, search results that satisfy the search query. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242913

Enterprise price quote generation

A method includes receiving, from a client enterprise, at a provider computing device, a request for price quote for products provided by a provider enterprise and determining a plurality of discrete processing units based on the request for price quote. The method includes assigning each of the plurality of discrete processing units to a single one of a plurality of parallel processing devices. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/20/15 / #20150237593

Power conservation on user devices having location identification hardware

A user device may detect, using a first radio associated with the user device, a presence of a location reference device; and determine a location associated with the user device. When determining the location associated with the user device, the user device is to receive location information from the location reference device, via the first, and refrain, based on detecting the presence of the location reference device, from determining the location using a second radio associated with the user device while the user device is within a communication range of the location reference device.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/20/15 / #20150237512

Network data optmization

A device is configured to obtain base station information for base stations indicating whether data communicated via a respective base station should receive optimization processing. The device may obtain a base station identifier from a base station. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/20/15 / #20150237384

Temporary storage of recorded content on a cloud storage server

A server device may receive, from a user device, a request to store a unique copy of particular content, associated with a particular user; store, in a storage device associated with the server device, the unique copy of the particular content; determine a set of attributes of the particular content; determine a set of criteria based on which the unique copy of the particular content should be provided to the user device, the determining being based on one or more attributes, of the set of attributes of the particular content; determine that the set of criteria have been met; output, based on determining that the set of criteria have been met, the unique copy of the particular content to the user device; and delete the unique copy of the particular content from the storage device after outputting the particular content to the user device.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/20/15 / #20150237196

Providing a visual interface based on a dialed number

A system, or device, may be configured to receive a request to place a voice call; forgo placing the requested voice call; and present a visual interface, associated with an intended callee of the requested voice call, in lieu of placing the requested voice call. The system or device may determine to place the voice call to the original number, or to a different number, based on an input, which is based on the visual interface, from a user who may have, or may not have, made the request.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/20/15 / #20150237189

Providing a customized visual interface based on a dialed number

A system may be configured to receive an indication that a call has been placed (e.g., to a call center), and may provide a customized visual interface. The customized visual interface may include information that is potentially relevant to a user who has placed the call, and may be based on, for example, a user profile or history information, a purchase history of goods or services offered by an entity associated with the called party. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/20/15 / #20150236864

Virtual ip address for multicast rendezvous point device registration

A device may determine multicast information associated with participating in a multicast. The multicast information may include a virtual rendezvous (rp) address and may identify a multicast group. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/13/15 / #20150230123

Session assignment and balancing

A server device may determine session information that identifies a quantity of sessions established between each of one or more serving gateways (sgws) and a packet data network (pdn) gateway (pgw); and direct a mobility management entity (mme) to assign additional sessions between the one or more sgws and the pgw based on the session information.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/13/15 / #20150230061

Distributed optimization for event traffic control

A user device provides, to a server device, event application setup information associated with the user device. The event application setup information includes information provided to the user device during configuration of an event application. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/13/15 / #20150229989

Distributed encoding of content for a network

Content, such as video content, may be encoded using encoders that are installed at encoding devices of customers of a telecommunications provider. In one implementation, a server device may maintain presence information relating to an operational state of a number of set-top boxes installed at customer residences; receive an indication of content that is to be encoded; and select a set-top box, of the set-top boxes, to encode the segment, the set-top box being selected based on the operational state of the set-top boxes. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/13/15 / #20150229584

Bandwidth boosting in shared local networks

A network device provides, to a user device, a user interface to configure preferences for a bandwidth boosting service. The bandwidth boosting service is configured to supplement a subscriber's primary content delivery connection with additional bandwidth from a broadband cellular connection. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/13/15 / #20150229486

Providing multiple multicast streams over a single transport bearer channel

A user device may be configured to identify a received transport bearer channel, via which a group of content streams are received, the transport bearer channel including a group of logical bearer channels that each correspond to a particular transport layer session, each transport layer session corresponding to a particular one of the content streams; receive a selection of a particular content stream, of the group of content streams; identify a particular logical bearer channel, of the group of bearer channels, that corresponds to the particular content stream; extract a transport layer session from the identified particular logical bearer channel; provide, from a transport layer of the user device and to an application layer of the user device, the particular content stream from the transport layer session; and present the particular content stream.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/06/15 / #20150223069

Tune control for shared access system

Devices and methods are provided for implementing a shared radio frequency spectrum allocation system. Access points and end user devices in an authorized shared access system are allowed to access a channel of the shared radio frequency spectrum managed by an authorized shared access system controller. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/06/15 / #20150223060

Mediation of information carried via a common public radio interface

A device may receive first common public radio interface (cpri) information associated with a first cpri format. The device may determine a translation key associated with the first cpri format. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/06/15 / #20150222744

Unified call logs

A user device may identify a received a signal indicating an incoming call; determine that another user device has answered the call; generate call log information that indicates that the other user device has answered the call; and store or output the generated call log information. Additionally, or alternatively, a set of user devices may receive a ring signal indicating an incoming call; a particular user device, in the set of user devices, may answer the call; and another user device, in the set of user devices, may store a unified call log. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/06/15 / #20150222560

Capacity management based on backlog information

A device is configured to obtain backlog information from a network device. The backlog information indicates a backlog of a queue included in the network device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/06/15 / #20150222549

End to end network management based on quality of service adjustments

A device may manage end-to-end traffic across a network based on adjusting quality of service (qos) parameters. The device may receive performance requirements for packets corresponding to different applications and qos levels within segments across the network, and measure performance values along the segments across the network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/06/15 / #20150220873

Expedited service provisioning architecture

A device may receive a provisioning order associated with providing a service to a customer premises. The provisioning order may be based on order information, provided by a technician located on the customer premises, associated with initiating provisioning of the service to the customer premises. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/06/15 / #20150220127

Method and system for generating power utilization information for an application

An approach for providing power utilization information for one or more operational states of an application across different operating systems is described. A power utilization platform determines power utilization information for one or more operational states of an application, one or more operating systems in which the application executes, or a combination thereof. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215782

Mobile device management

A device may receive information associated with a particular entity and trigger, based on the information, a status for the particular entity. The device may transmit, based on triggering the status, a list of a plurality of mobile devices and may receive an identified set of mobile devices from the list of the plurality of mobile devices. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215468

Mobile phone/docking station call continuity

A mobile device identifies multiple, different networks available to a client resident on the mobile device, and sends multiple registration messages to an outbound proxy over the multiple, different networks via first, second and third communication interfaces. The mobile device determines whether access has been lost to a first network of the multiple different networks, and sends an invite message via the second communication interface, based on the determination, for an outbound call via a second network of the multiple, different networks for routing the outbound call via the second network.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215346

Admission control for a network

One or more devices are provided that receive a request, from a client device, to connect to an operator network. The request is received at a request time. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215317

Method and apparatus for providing value-based resource management and admission control

An approach for providing value-based resource management and admission control is described. A value-based platform may receive a request from a user or a service provider to access an asset, a service, or a combination thereof. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215130

Providing secure access to computing resources in a cloud computing environment

A security device may receive a request, associated with a user, to access a particular device. The security device may authenticate the user based on the request. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/30/15 / #20150212909

Method and apparatus for failover detection and recovery

An approach for efficient failover detection includes detecting an attempt by a first server to transition from a standby mode to an active mode, diagnosing a loss of connectivity to the first server in a control plane as a cause of the attempt, and transitioning to a standby mode based on the diagnosed cause of the attempt.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/23/15 / #20150208306

Simplified call continuity

A server device may identify an ongoing call associated with a received handover call. The handover call may have been placed via a first network, and the ongoing call may be associated with a second network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/16/15 / #20150201067

System and method for providing proactive service assurance in emergency networks

An approach is provided for network quality assurance. The approach includes identifying a node in a calling path associated with a call between a calling party and a called party. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/16/15 / #20150200812

Determining when to relearn a relationship between a network address and a port

A device may receive a packet, via a first port, that identifies a source network address. The device may determine a second port, identified in a data structure, that is associated with the source network address. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/16/15 / #20150199643

Remote signing for a delivery from anywhere

A system may obtain courier location information associated with a package to be delivered, by a courier, to a delivery location associated with a customer. The courier location information may indicate that the customer is not available at the delivery location. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/16/15 / #20150199580

Acquiring identity signatures from biological structures

A method includes aligning a transmitter and receiver to transmit signals through a body part of a person and transmitting, by the transmitter and through the body part, analog signals of known transmission signal strengths. The method also includes receiving, by the receiver, the analog signals after the analog signals have passed through the body part, and identifying the received signal strengths of the analog signals at the receiver. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/16/15 / #20150199401

Personal assistant application

A mobile device may receive user input for requesting personal information for a subject in proximity of a mobile device and based on the user input, selecting one of available functions. The functions may include a first function for obtaining personal information using a first identifier. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/16/15 / #20150199084

Method and apparatus for engaging and managing user interactions with product or service notifications

An approach for implementing a notification platform for engaging and managing user interactions with product or service availability notifications. The approach includes identifying media content presented in proximity to a device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195690

Non-access stratum (nas) transparent messaging

A device receives, from an application server, a message destined for a user equipment, and reformats the message into a non-access stratum (nas) transparent message. The device also provides, to a home subscriber server, a query for an identification of a mobility management entity serving the user equipment, and receives, from the home subscriber server, the identification of the mobility management entity serving the user equipment. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195150

Providing network congestion information to mobile devices for sponsored data

A third-party application, executing at a mobile device, may be provided with information describing congestion levels in a network, such as a cellular wireless network through which the mobile device connects. In one implementation, the third-party application may select, based on the information describing the congestion levels, a data flow, from a number of data flows, to use when communicating with a destination device, each of the data flows being associated with different quality of service (qos) parameters and being associated with different charging rates. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/09/15 / #20150193138

Systems and methods for touch-screen-based remote interaction with a graphical user interface

In an exemplary method, a user interface system receives touch screen input data representative of a touch screen input provided by a user on a touch screen of a remote control device configured to communicate wirelessly with an electronic device that provides a graphical user interface (“gui”) for display on a display screen, converts the touch screen input to gui input associated with the gui provided by the electronic device for display on the display screen, and applies the gui input to the gui displayed on the display screen. In certain examples the user interface system converts the touch screen input to gui input in accordance with a touch-screen-based directional-hop movement mode or a touch-screen-based free-cursor directional movement mode.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/09/15 / #20150191138

Method and apparatus for detecting key-on and key-off states using time-to-frequency transforms

A key state detector for a vehicle collects a sequence of battery voltage samples and applies a time-domain to frequency-domain transform (tft) to the collected samples. The results of the tft are then applied to an artificial neural network (ann) to determine if they represent a key-on or key-off state. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/02/15 / #20150189495

Providing device-to-device connectivity by determining communication preferences in real-time

A device may determine a condition for providing customer information to a mobile device. The device may detect the mobile device, and may request, from the mobile device and based on detecting the mobile device, information that identifies a user communication preference associated with providing the customer information to the mobile device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/02/15 / #20150189490

Orchestrating user devices to form images at venue events

A method, performed by one or more computer devices, may include generating a sequence script for a venue event, wherein the sequence script is configured to synchronize a plurality of user devices located at the venue during the venue event to form one or more images discernable when the devices are viewed collectively. The method may further include obtaining user registration information associated with the venue event, wherein the user registration information identifies user devices registered to participate in the generation of the one or more images; detecting a trigger event associated with the sequence script; and orchestrating the plurality of user devices to form the one or more images, in response to detecting the trigger event.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/02/15 / #20150189388

Unified media program guide systems and methods

An exemplary method includes a media program guide system 1) providing, for display on a display screen, a media program guide user interface that includes a grid of cells representing scheduled-type media content and on-demand-type media content, and a selector window positioned relative to the grid of cells to select a cell included in the grid of cells, and 2) selectively configuring a feature of the selector window based on whether the cell selected by the selector window represents the scheduled-type media content or the on-demand-type media content. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/02/15 / #20150189005

Machine-to-machine service based on common data format

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions to establish a connection with the simple sensor device; receive sensor data from the simple sensor device via the connection; convert the sensor data into common data of a common data format, wherein the common data includes metadata that supports an ontology; store the common data; and transmit the common data to a network device of a network.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/02/15 / #20150188592

Self protect for shared access systems

The examples describe a self-protection feature in components of an authorized shared access system (asas). In the asas, radio frequency spectrum is shared by different users having different levels of priority when accessing the shared radio frequencies. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181503

Temporary access to wireless networks

A server device may receive a first request for temporary access to a wireless network, the first request being associated with a first device, wherein the temporary access is based on a subscription for access to the wireless network, the subscription being associated with a second device; grant the first request for temporary access to the wireless network; subsequently determine that the temporary access to the wireless network has expired; receive, after the temporary access has expired, a second request for temporary access to the wireless network, the second request being associated with the first device; and reject the second request for temporary access to the wireless network, the rejecting being based on determining that temporary access has previously been granted to the first device.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181307

Program support service based on secondary network and connection

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions to establish a first connection via a first network that provides access to a program service; obtain program support service data that indicates a program support service including at least one of a retransmission service, an error correction service, or a scalable program service; determine whether to invoke the program support service based on the program support service data; establish a second connection via a second network that provides access to the program support service in response to a determination to invoke the program support service; invoke the program support service via the second connection; receive program data of a program via the first connection; and receive program support data pertaining to the program via the second connection.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181265

Network synchronized camera settings

A network device receives, from a first video camera system, position information for a first video camera at a first site and sends, to a second video camera system, position instructions for a second video camera at a second site. The position instructions are configured to locate the second video camera within the second site to correspond to a relative position of the first camera in the first site. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181260

Synchronization algorithm for data streaming by proxy server through asynchronous multicast channel

A guide data server stores program guide content in a memory and transmits the stored content to a multicast server. The multicast server transmits the received content to set top boxes according to three independent time periods. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/25/15 / #20150180976

Message controlled appliances

A method, performed by a computer device, may include receiving an event notification of an event type associated with a source device in an appliance network. The method may further include detecting an activity initiated by a user in connection with the event type associated with the source device; generating an activity rule that associates the event type with the detected activity; receiving another event notification for the event type associated with the source device; and executing another activity in response to the received other event notification, based on the generated activity rule.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/25/15 / #20150180924

Retrieving and caching adaptive bitrate stream segments based on network congestion

A cache device may receive a request for a first segment of an adaptive bitrate stream. The request may identify a particular time interval, of the adaptive bitrate stream, to which the first segment corresponds. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/25/15 / #20150180922

Redistributing broadcasted content

A server device may receive content that was transmitted using a broadcast technique; track a quantity of user devices that have entered a particular area after the content has been received by the server device; determine, based on the tracking, that the quantity of user devices meets or exceeds a threshold quantity; and redistributing, by the server device and based on the determining, the content to one or more of the user devices that have entered the particular area after the content has been received by the server device.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/25/15 / #20150180867

Method and apparatus for providing multiplexed security token values

An approach for providing multiplexed security token values is described. A security token value multiplexing platform may determine a time interval for generating a security token value, wherein the time interval is different from a previous time interval at which a previous security token value was generated. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/25/15 / #20150180764

Dynamic filtering and load optimization instructions based on subscribtion and real-time network and service load data

A server may receive flow information from multiple network devices. The flow information may include information regarding multiple data flows received by the multiple network devices and destined for a client device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178490

System for and method of generating visual passwords

Systems and methods for creating a visual password are presented. A user having an account or profile is given the option to create a visual password via a graphical user interface. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178063

Automatic management of software patch installation

A device may receive information that identifies available patches that have been released by a software provider. The information may further identify dependencies between available patches. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/25/15 / #20150177001

System and method for providing a dynamic telematics dashboard

An approach is described for providing telematics information in connection with equipment. The approach includes scanning equipment available in a service vehicle, wherein the service vehicle is located at a service location. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/25/15 / #20150173670

Method and apparatus for biometric monitoring

An approach for monitoring a sleeping subject includes receiving an input for specifying an attachment position of a monitoring device attached to a subject, calibrating a resting positioning of the subject based on the attachment position, analyzing sensor information collected from the monitoring device to determine a movement of the subject into a potentially dangerous position with respect to the calibrated resting position, wherein the monitoring device includes an array of sensors including an accelerometer, one or more biometric sensors, or a combination thereof.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/25/15 / #20150173669

Method and system for providing injury-based participation management for team activities

An approach for providing diagnostic information regarding one or more impacts sustained by one or more users while the one or more users are participating in a team activity is described. A diagnostic platform detects one or more impacts sustained by a user, wherein the user is part of a team with one or more other users engaged in a team activity. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172899

Sponsoring data usage and usage of content provider web sites and applications

A device receives an identifier associated with a user device, and receives information associated with data usage by the user device. The device determines whether the data usage is sponsored by a sponsor based on the identifier and the information associated with the data usage. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172737

Dynamic advertisement insertion device

A device is configured to receive scheduling information associated with a program. The device is configured to determine a time break, corresponding to an advertisement, associated with the program. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172470

Sponsoring usage of content provider web sites and applications based on network path utilization

A device receives, from a content server device, content information associated with content accessed by a user device, and information associated with utilization of a network path provided between the user device and the content server device. The device receives information associated with data usage by the user device for accessing the content, and determines whether the data usage is sponsored by a sponsor based on the content information and the information associated with the utilization of the network path. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172449

Limiting sensor use in restricted areas

A device is configured to receive a request to use a sensor of a user device. The device determines a sensitivity area associated with the sensor. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172297

Authentication of content provider web sites and applications via a mobile device identifier

A device receives content that includes embedded authentication code, and provides the content for display. The device generates a request to authenticate the content based on execution of the embedded authentication code, and provides the request to a server device that authenticates the content based on the request. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172261

Credential linking across multiple services

A first server device may receive, from a user device, a request to authenticate the user device for a first service using authentication credentials for a second service that is different than the first service; provide the authentication credentials to a second server device that provides the second service; receive from the second server device, and when the authentication credentials are valid for the second service, user information relating to a user of the user device; and provide, to the user device, an authentication response, associated with the user information, that provides authentication of the user device for the first service.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172250

Private messaging via content provider web sites and applications

A device provides content for display to a first user device associated with a user, and provides for display, to the first user device, an option to share the content. The device receives a selection of the option from the first user device, and causes a list of contacts, associated with the user, to be presented for display, on the first user device, based on the selection of the option. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172241

Anonymous calling and/or texting via content provider web sites and applications

A device provides for display, to a first user device, information associated with a potential contact, and an option to communicate with the potential contact. The device receives a selection of the option from the first user device, and obtains, based on the selection, an identifier for a second user device associated with the potential contact. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/18/15 / #20150170230

Download account with shared data plan

A device is configured to create an account including a plurality of members and a shared data plan. The device stores a content associated with the account and the shared data plan is set up to be charged for data used on an operating network to provide the content to the plurality of members associated with a plurality of operator networks. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/18/15 / #20150170217

Business directory assistance activity analysis by user device and network medium

A network device receives multiple business directory assistance requests, from a first user, via multiple different types of devices, associated with the first user, and via multiple different network mediums. The network device receives subsequent business directory assistance related user activity information from the first user via the multiple different types of devices and via the multiple different network mediums. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/18/15 / #20150170149

Financial authorization of an online transaction based on a location and an identifier of a user device

A processor server receives transaction information associated with an online transaction between a user device and a merchant server, and provides embedded code to the user device based on receiving the transaction information. The processor server receives, based on execution of the embedded code, location information identifying a geographic location at which the user device is located, and an identifier associated with the user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169838

Method and system for generating personalized health information display

An approach for providing personalized information regarding one or more physiological conditions associated with a user is described. A personal health platform calculates a minimum value, a maximum value, or a combination thereof for a physiological condition of a user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169761

Provision of embedded code for content provider web sites and applications

A server device provides for display a user interface that includes multiple code snippets, where each of the multiple code snippets, when executed, causes a user device to perform one or more functions. The server device receives a selection of a particular code snippet from the multiple code snippets provided by the user interface, and associates the particular code snippet with content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169614

Synchronization of program code between revision management applications utilizing different version-control architectures

A device may receive a request to synchronize a first set of document revisions with a second set of document revisions. The first set of document revisions may be associated with a first format readable by a first application utilizing a stream architecture. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169419

Cloud edge appliances to extend cloud applications to customer premises

A cloud edge appliance (cea) may augment the providing, by a remote cloud service provider, of cloud applications to a customer. The cea may be installed at the customer premises and may provide a local access point for the customer. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163731

Temporary credential assignment when connecting to roaming wireless networks

A network device may receive, from a first telecommunications network, one or more temporary credentials that allow access to the first telecommunications network; receive, from a user device, a request to access the first telecommunications network; provide, to a server device associated with a second telecommunications network associated with the user device, a service validation request; receive, from the server device, a service validation response indicating that the user device is permitted to access the first telecommunications network; provide, based on receiving the service validation response, a particular temporary credential, of the one or more temporary credentials, to the user device; and transmit data to or from the user device via the first telecommunications network when the particular temporary credential is used to access the telecommunications network.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163187

Intelligent presence based messaging

A method, performed by a computer device, may include receiving a request to send a message from a sender to a recipient. The method may further include obtaining a recipient status associated with the recipient, wherein in the recipient status includes an indication that the recipient is in motion; identifying a sender rule associated with the sender; selecting a notification type for the message based on the recipient status and the identified sender rule; and applying the selected notification type to the message.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163182

Confidential messages in a group chat

A device is configured to receive a message associated with a group chat. The group chat may include a communication session among a set of user devices including a first user device and a second user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163161

Global server load balancing with queued messaging

A device may receive a request for messaging from a client device, and may determine a set of available data centers, of multiple of data centers, based on data received on a set of networking ports of the device. The device may configure a set of local queue managers to provide messaging to a set of external queue managers based on determining the set of available data centers. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161827

Processing geographic position data associated with fleet vehicles

A device may receive multiple position data records. Each of the multiple position data records may identify a geographic position of a vehicle at a particular time. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161644

Method and apparatus for managing account options

An approach for account management includes retrieving a current account option selected by a subscriber for a service account, applying a rule to determine a recommended account option for reducing a cost for the service account, wherein the rule provides criteria for selecting the recommended account option from among an upgrade and renewal option, a right-sizing option, a loyalty offer option, or a combination thereof, and generating a customer service user interface for presenting at least one of: cost comparison information for the current account option and the recommended account option, a control element for ordering the recommended account option, and information for discussing the recommended option with the subscriber.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161557

Inventory reconciliation device

A device is configured to receive inventory records and field records. The inventory records may include information that identifies how a network is supposedly configured to provide a service to customers. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161345

Secure messaging services

A device receives, from a first user device associated with a user, a request to access a secure messaging service provide by the device, authenticates the user based on credentials provided in the request, and receives a search request for users of the secure messaging service. The device identifies authentic users of the secure messaging service based on the search request; provides, to the first user device, information associated with the authentic users; receives a message addressed to a particular user of the authentic users; analyzes the message to determine whether the message includes information for identifying the user or the particular user; stores the information for identifying the user or the particular user; formats the message into a format that is understood by a second user device associated with the particular user; encrypts the formatted message; and provides the encrypted and formatted message to the second user device.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161240

Subroutines in a graphical query builder

A system may determine metadata information associated with data included in a data structure. The system may identify a category, associated with the data, based on the metadata information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/11/15 / #20150160961

Method and apparatus for the remote management of virtual network appliances

An approach for remotely managing virtual network appliances (vnas) includes establishing a management virtual circuit (vc) to a hypervisor running on a server at a customer premise, remotely deploying one or more vnas to the hypervisor, and remotely managing the hypervisor and the one or more vnas via the management vc.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/04/15 / #20150156249

Providing notifications regarding the multicast of scheduled content or popular content

One or more server devices may determine a measure of popularity of multiple content items; select particular content to be provided via a multicast channel when the measure of popularity of the particular content satisfies a threshold; generate a notification regarding the availability of the particular content; and provide the notification to one or more user devices for display on the one or more user devices to notify respective users regarding the availability of the content. The notification may be received by the one or more user devices outside of a multicast control channel. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/04/15 / #20150156082

Service level agreement (sla) based provisioning and management

Service level agreement (sla) based monitoring and configuration of a path for transmission of data is achieved by identifying an sla associated with the data and determining transmission requirements associated with the sla. A status of a network element in the path, such as data occupancy of a data queue included in the network element, may be determined and used to select one of a high bandwidth portion or a low bandwidth portion of the pathway. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/04/15 / #20150156056

Providing out-of-band control and backup via a cellular connection

A translation device may receive configuration information that identifies traffic associated with messages for managing a network device via a console session with the network device. The translation device may receive a message via an air interface of a cellular network, and may compare a first parameter identified in the configuration information and a second parameter of the message. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154206

Secure management of message archives

A first server device may receive a group identifier, a first list including one or more first user device identifiers, and an instruction to archive messages associated with the one or more first user device identifiers; receive a second list including one or more second user device identifiers that are associated with the group identifier; and generate a third list including one or more third user device identifiers that are in the first list and the second list. The first server device may receive a message associated with a user device identifier; determine that the message is to be archived when the user device identifier associated with the message is included in the third list; and provide the message to a second server device based on the determination that the message is to be archived.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/04/15 / #20150153810

Dynamic battery management

Systems and methods for dynamic battery management of mobile devices are disclosed. In some implementations, a battery management application at the mobile device can enable a user to configure operational priority values for one or more software applications installed on the device, a battery threshold value for the mobile device and device resources needed by prioritized applications. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/28/15 / #20150150113

Isolation proxy server system

An isolation proxy server system separates a typical proxy server or reverse proxy server into two physical computing platforms. A first physical platform, a front end proxy server, receives requests from clients on an external network, but is unable to relay requests by originating corresponding requests on an internal network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/28/15 / #20150150038

Video content protection

A method includes receiving, by a client device associated with a particular user, product details for video content including a purchase option identifier (id) for the video content from a video service provider. The method includes requesting, by the client device based on a single sign on (sso) protected call, a playback uniform resource locator (url) for the video content from an orchestration layer associated with the video service provider. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149613

Optimized framework for network analytics

A system may receive raw information associated with a network and may prepare the raw information to create optimized information. The optimized information may include the raw information that has been sorted. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149581

Content caching in a network for efficient user device access

Content (e.g., files such as streaming audio or video) may be efficiently cached and delivered in a network. In one implementation, a method may include receiving, from a requesting computing device, a request for a segment of a content item, the request indicating one or more positions in the content item that define the segment of the content item. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149279

Targeted advertising for broadcasted content

A server device may broadcast programming content; identify a received indication that a particular user device has received the programming content; determine device analytics information regarding the particular user device; identify, based on the device analytics information, targeted advertising for the particular user device; and output, to the particular user device, the identified targeted advertising. A user device may receive broadcasted programming content; present the broadcasted programming content; output an indication that the broadcasted programming content is being presented; receive targeted advertising that was generated based on the outputted indication; and present the targeted advertising in conjunction with the broadcasted programming content.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149220

Methods and procedures for a travel assistance platform

A system and method for providing travel assistance and travel event processing. Travel events may include, for example, a cancellation associated with a travel reservation, a delay associated with a travel reservation, a timing change associated with a travel reservation, a travel reservation transaction, an environmental change potentially affecting travel, a location tracking event, and a service offer. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/28/15 / #20150147058

Network protection against rogue transmitter

A desired characteristic associated with a signal generated by a programmable transmitter is determined. The signal may be combined with other signals to form a combined signal, and sub-optical monitoring may be performed on the combined signal to determine an optical characteristic associated with the signal. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/28/15 / #20150146576

Business directory assistance via stb

A set-top box (stb) obtains a listing of businesses responsive to a request for a business directory search from a customer. The stb receives, from a customer, a selection of a business from the listing of businesses to call. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/28/15 / #20150146522

M2m device retry instruction to non-peak network time

A network device stores back-off definitions for different service categories of machine-type communications (mtc). The network device receives a service connection request originating from a wireless terminal and identifies the service connection request as a mtc request. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/21/15 / #20150143517

Security architecture for malicious input

A computing device detects and mitigates malicious input at the point of origin before such input invades a communication network. A computing device receives, at an operating system kernel, a first input string and stores, in a cache accessible to the kernel, a copy of the first input string. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/21/15 / #20150142537

Receiving product/service information and content based on a captured image

A device receives an image captured by a user device at an event or at an event location, and analyzes the captured image to determine the event or the event location. The device analyzes the captured image to determine an entity associated with the event or the event location, and determines, based on the captured image, a product, a service, and/or content associated with the event, the event location, and/or the entity. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/21/15 / #20150139407

Method and system for subscribing migration to alternative access networks

An approach for subscriber migration to alternative access networks is described. A subscriber migration platform determines a fault in a wireline voice network associated with a subscriber premise, determines that the subscriber premise is associated with a chronic account based on the fault, and migrates the subscriber premise from the wireline voice network to a wireless voice network.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/21/15 / #20150139081

Smartphones backgroung uplink small data packet optimization

A communication apparatus includes a wireless transceiver that transmits data packets including background traffic data packets and a transceiver control unit that controls transmission by the wireless transceiver of the data packets. The transceiver control unit receives, prior to their transmission, all data packets that are to be transmitted by the wireless transceiver. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/21/15 / #20150138989

Performance pattern correlation

A method includes identifying a plurality of network components in a network topology of a data transmission network, identifying data transmission performance patterns based on at least one key performance indicator (kpi) for each of the plurality of network components, identifying at least one data transmission issue in the network, and identifying a model degraded performance pattern associated with the at least one data transmission issue. The method may also include matching the model degraded performance pattern to the data transmission performance patterns to form matched performance patterns, and identifying a root-cause component from the network components based on the matched performance pattern.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/21/15 / #20150137398

Machine-to-machine plant automation using 3d printed fiber splicing

A system may include a fiber distribution hub including a plurality of fiber-optic cables, wherein a particular one of the plurality of fiber-optic cables includes a machine-readable identifier; and a robotic device configured to access particular ones of the plurality of fiber-optic cables. The robotic device may include a print head configured to splice together the particular ones of the plurality of fiber-optic cables by three-dimensional printing of a silane material. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/07/15 / #20150128189

Program guide navigation tools for media content access systems and methods

An exemplary system includes a media content processing subsystem configured to provide a program guide graphical user interface (“gui”) to a display for presentation to a user, the program guide gui including a portion of a program guide. The media content processing subsystem is further configured to provide at least one navigation tool to the display for presentation in the program guide gui, the navigation tool including a plurality of selectable options for navigating the program guide. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127977

System for and method for data reflow in a stateless system

Embodiments provide systems and methods having an engine that gives stateless applications attributes of a ‘stateful’ process. To accomplish this end, a ‘snapshot’ of a transaction at a given point is taken and persisted until receiving confirmation that the transaction is completed. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127940

Secure distributed information and password management

A method, performed by a computer device, may include receiving an indication that a first user has acquired rights to access a digital content; generating a key for the digital content; encrypting the digital content using the generated key to generate encrypted digital content; obtaining a first passcode; and providing the first passcode and the encrypted digital content to a user device associated with the first user. The method may further include receiving, from the user device, a request for the key, wherein the request include the first passcode; determining that the first passcode is valid; determining that the key has not expired; and providing the key to the user device, in response to determining that the first passcode is valid and that the key has not expired.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127693

Content fetching and caching on a mobile device

A device may receive application information associated with an application. The application information may include information associated with a native homepage associated with the application, and may include a single file that includes content associated with the application. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127678

Event triggered service for the lightweight directory access protocol

A method and system for notifying a destination when information within a database that is accessible from an ldap server has been changed, e.g., information within the database has been added, updated, or deleted. The method and system persistently searches the database to identify change events to entries in the database. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127605

Frame based data replication in a cloud computing environment

A device may receive information associated with a write operation to be performed on a storage volume included in a cloud computing environment, and may divide the information into a group of write frames. Each write frame may include a respective portion of the information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124607

Application aware scheduling in wireless networks

Systems and methods disclosed in certain implementations relate to identifying, by a processor, user equipments (ues) associated with a base station, determining applications associated with the ues; allocating portions of a bandwidth associated with the base station to the applications; and scheduling transmission of data from the base station based on allocating the portions of the bandwidth to the applications. Scheduling transmission of data from the base may include, for example, determining a particular application associated with the data; determining a particular bandwidth associated with the particular application; determining whether the data can be transmitted from the base station based on the particular bandwidth; and scheduling the data for delivery when the data can be transmitted from the base station based on the particular bandwidth.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/30/15 / #20150121554

Proxy device for managing digital rights

A system and method relate to a platform for distributing digital contents (digital content) to various client devices. A digital rights management platform allows a content provider to forward digital contents that is automatically ingested and processed in accordance with various requirements associated with providing the digital contents to the client devices. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/30/15 / #20150121432

Supplemental content for a video program

A method includes identifying a video service device that receives a video service. The video service includes video content provided by a video service provider, and the video service device is associated with a customer premises network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/30/15 / #20150121407

Credit/penalty-based network-guidance of bitrates for clients

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions to obtain network state information pertaining to at least a portion of a network that provides an adaptive bitrate streaming service; generate a recommended bitrate for delivery of a program based on the network state information; transmit the recommended bitrate to user devices; monitor a compliance and a non-compliance of the recommended bitrate by the user devices; and assign a credit commensurate with the compliance of the recommended bitrate to each of the user devices that complied with the recommended bitrate and a penalty commensurate with the non-compliance of the recommended bitrate to each of the user devices that did not comply with the recommended bitrate.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/30/15 / #20150121225

Method and system for navigating video to an instant time

A system and method are presented for navigating through image frames of video content to display particular frames of the video content while the video content continues to play. The system provides a viewer the ability to interact with and operate a device playing video content using touch input or input from a peripheral device to permit locating and displaying particular frames of video content concurrently with ongoing display of the video content.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120839

Providing contextual messages relating to currently accessed content

One or more first devices may receive, from a second device, program information as part of a request to provide a contextual message, associated with particular content corresponding to the program information, to a third device. The program information may identify a time, a geographic location, and a television channel identifier associated with the particular content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120615

Unified catalog management of business products and services

A unified catalog of products and services is described. In one implementation, a method may include receiving an indication of products, offered by a business, that are to be provided to a customer of the business, where the products are defined in a catalog based on a hierarchical product model. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119082

Method and apparatus for providing positioning services usung multi-space clustering

An approach for providing positioning services using multi-space clustering includes detecting sensor data across a plurality of sensor spaces for a device. The plurality of sensor spaces are associated with respective one or more sensor types. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119047

Dynamic small cell provisioning and frequency tuning

A system may include a macro cell base station configured to determine a service quality associated with the macro cell base station; determine whether the service quality is below a quality threshold; and instruct a small cell base station to switch from a sleep mode to an awake mode, when the service quality is below the quality threshold. The system may further include a small cell base station, located within a coverage area of the macro cell base station, configured to enter an awake mode, when instructed to enter the awake mode by the macro cell base station; and inform the macro cell base station that the small cell base station is in awake mode. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/30/15 / #20150118995

Internet protocol multimedia subsystem (ims) authentication for non-ims subscribers

A call session control function (“cscf”), of an internet protocol multimedia subsystem (“ims”) core network, may receive a set of authentication credentials that do not include ims authentication credentials; and may use the set of authentication credentials, which do not include ims authentication credentials, to authenticate a user device for the ims core network.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/30/15 / #20150118991

Methods and systems for providing subsidized access to network content by way of a secure connection

An exemplary method includes a subsidized access management system detecting a request provided by an access device associated with a user to access network content by way of a secure connection within a network provided by a network service provider, the network content associated with a content provider and maintained by a content provider system, determining that a data usage charge for access by the user to the network content by way of the secure connection within the network is subsidized by the content provider in accordance with a subsidized access arrangement between the content provider and the network service provider, and providing the user with subsidized access to the network content by way of the secure connection within the network in accordance with a rule set associated with the subsidized access arrangement. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/30/15 / #20150117851

Using floating transport card for best effort traffic

A network management device monitors an optical network that is configured for a required bandwidth. The optical network includes multiple optical nodes and a plurality of light paths between the multiple optical nodes. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/23/15 / #20150113567

Method and apparatus for a context aware remote controller application

An approach for implementing a context-aware remote controller application on a controller device for interfacing with one or more target devices and controlling one or more functionalities and/or processes at the target includes determining a current state associated with one or more applications, one or more content items or a combination thereof at a user device. The approach also includes communicating a change in the current state to a controller device via a context update message, wherein the context update message encodes the current state, the change in the current state, or a combination thereof as a context identifier. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/23/15 / #20150113409

Visual and voice co-browsing framework

A computer system may include logic configured to enable voice-enabled web pages. The logic may be configured to receive a request for a web page that includes hypertext markup language (html) content and voice browser content from an html browser running on a user device; generate a co-browsing session identifier based on the received request; provide a response to the html browser, wherein the response includes the html content, the generated co-browsing session identifier, and an instruction to establish a web real-time communication (webrtc) connection with an interactive voice response (ivr) system associated with the voice browser content; receive an indication from the ivr system that the webrtc connection has been established for the co-browsing session identifier; and provide the voice browser content to a voice browser in the ivr system, in response to receiving the indication that the webrtc connections has been established for the co-browsing session identifier.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/23/15 / #20150113156

Prioritized blocking of on-demand requests

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions to receive a request for a program from a user device; identify a type of the request, wherein the type of the request pertains to a prioritized blocking service that affords a prioritized access to the at least one of the downloading service or the streaming service, on behalf of at least one type of request over at least one of another type of request; determine whether the prioritized blocking service is to be invoked based on an identification of the type of request; use prediction data that indicates a future arrival time and a future completion time of a request having a higher priority relative to the identified request; calculate an available bandwidth based on the use of the prediction data; and block the identified request when the available bandwidth cannot support a session for the identified request.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/23/15 / #20150113000

Cloud based management for multiple content markers

A first device may receive an instruction to add a first marker that identifies a first time index associated with particular content and a particular account used to access the particular content; receive an instruction to add a second marker that identifies a second time index associated with the particular content and the particular account; store the first marker and information associating the first marker with the first time index, the particular content, and the particular account; store the second marker and information associating the second marker with the second time index, the particular content, and the particular account; receive selection of the first marker or the second marker, associated with the particular content and the particular account; and cause a second device to play back the particular content at the first time index or the second time index.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/23/15 / #20150110129

Efficient machine-to-machine data notifications

A server device may be configured to store association information that associates a group of machine-to-machine (“m2m”) devices with a group of customer devices; identify, based on the association information, a particular customer device, of the group of customer devices, associated with one or more m2m devices from which m2m data was received by the server device; output, using a connectionless communication technique, a notification to the particular customer device, the notification being based on the received m2m data; receive a request for m2m data associated with the particular customer device; and output the received m2m data to the particular customer device.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/23/15 / #20150110044

Third party interface for provisioning bearers according to a quality of service subscription

A provisioning system may receive requests, such as from third party service providers, to provision dedicated bearers for traffic associated with the service providers. For example, a service provider may request a particular quality of service (“qos”) level for traffic sent between the service provider and one or more user devices. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/23/15 / #20150110009

Inter-layer quality of service preservation

A server device may store inter-layer quality of service (“qos”) information, indicating a set of link layer qos levels that are associated with a particular device, a set of network layer qos levels that are associated with the set of link layer qos levels, and a set of mpls qos levels that are associated with the set of link layer qos levels. A network device may establish a set of bearers, that correspond to the set of link layer qos levels, with a particular device; output information regarding the set of network layer qos levels that are associated with the set of link layer qos levels, to allow the particular device to select a bearer, of the set of bearers, via which to output traffic to the network device; receive, from the particular device, traffic via the bearer; and determine a particular mpls qos level associated with the received traffic.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/23/15 / #20150110006

Optimizing paging based on services

A system may include a first network device, configured to establish first and second channels with a user device, the first and second channels being channels of a network layer of an open systems interconnect (“osi”) model, receive traffic associated with the user device, and output the traffic via one of the first channel or the second channel. The system may also include a second network device, configured to receive the traffic outputted by the first network device, identify via which channel, of the first and second channels, the traffic was outputted, determine a paging scheme associated with the identified channel, generate a downlink data notification (“ddn”) request, the ddn request indicating the determined paging scheme, and output the ddn request to a third network device, wherein the third network device performs paging, based on the determined paging scheme, to locate the user device.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/23/15 / #20150109940

Dynamic load balancing based on network performance

A server device may be configured to determine a first measure of throughput associated with a cellular wireless network, determine a second measure of throughput associated with a wireless local area network (“wlan”), compare the first measure of throughput to the second measure of throughput; select, based on the comparing, a particular one of the cellular wireless network or the wlan, and send an instruction to a user device that is in range of the cellular wireless network and the wlan, the instruction instructing the user device to connect to the particular selected wireless network.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/23/15 / #20150109903

Redundant communication framework

A device determines a communication failure associated with a first network, and selects, based on the communication failure, a failover device from a list of failover devices. The device and the failover devices communicate via short-range communications, and the selected failover device connects to a second network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/16/15 / #20150106853

Graphics handling for electronic program guide graphics in an rvu system

A network device includes an electronic program guide (epg) component configured to receive epg data associated with an epg from an external epg server. The network device further includes a manager component comprising a pre-loader configured to pre-render and send first epg images, associated with the epg, that are frequently re-used to multiple client devices; a graphics interceptor configured to generate one or more second epg images based on a graphics call, wherein the graphics call causes a first one of multiple client devices to display the one or more second epg images; and a window manager configured to track changes in the one or more second epg images and send a modified epg image that includes the changes, or a modified portion of an epg image that includes the changes, to the first one of the multiple client devices.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/16/15 / #20150106528

Communication of data of a web real-time communication via a carrier-grade environment

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions to establish a web connection with a user device and provide access to a carrier-grade network in support of a web real time communication (webrtc) session; obtain service data that includes data pertaining to a user of the user device; assign a level of trustworthiness to the service data; generate a message, wherein the message includes a request to initiate the webrtc session; package the service data in the message based on the level of trustworthiness; and transmit the message to another device.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/16/15 / #20150106312

Method and system for providing dash optimization for mobile devices

An approach is provided for location-based tcp throughput predictions and carrier-assisted video rate adaptation, including predicting a future location of a user device based on one or more location parameters associated with the device, a user of the device, or a combination thereof, predicting a transmission control protocol (tcp) throughput for at least one segment of a multimedia file based on the future location of the device, and transmitting the at least one segment based on the predicted tcp throughput.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/16/15 / #20150106158

Method and apparatus for providing folksonomic object scoring

An approach for providing folksonomic object scoring includes processing user content according to a folksonomic vocabulary to determine one or more mentions of a concept object in the user content. An initiation of the processing, an ending of the processing, an extent of the user content, or a combination thereof is based on a cost function. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105145

Dynamic game generation for delivery of targeted content

One or more first devices may determine a first content file associated with viewing history information of a particular user account; determine one or more second content files that are related to the particular content file; generate a game that includes elements from the particular content file and the one or more second content files; provide the game for display on a second device within a user interface associated with a gaming application; and provide information associated with the particular content file based on providing the game for display on the second device.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105094

Mobile device assisted optimization of a wireless network

Traffic flows in a wireless network may be optimized based on a current state of the wireless network as well as based on information received from mobile devices attached to the wireless network. In one implementation, a method may include receiving, from mobile devices attached to the wireless network, values for parameters associated with applications that are executed by the mobile devices. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/09/15 / #20150100313

Personification of computing devices for remote access

Techniques described herein relate to remote access of computing devices. In one implementation, a method may include receiving a voice command from a first computing device associated with a user and parsing the voice command. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/02/15 / #20150095932

Live channel switching and return during commercial breaks

A device may detect a commercial break for a channel. The channel may be provided for output to a user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/02/15 / #20150095509

Adaptive buffers for media players

A system and method relate to determining am initial buffer size associated with a buffer and modifying the initial buffer size when jitter is detected. The initial buffer size may be determined and modified based on a maximum initial buffer size, and the maximum initial buffer size may be determined based on delays associated with storing data to the buffer. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/02/15 / #20150095354

Method and apparatus for filtering data based on content selected for future access

An approach is provided for filtering data accessed by user devices based on user selected content from a content selection device. The approach uses the commonly known knowledge of user selections of content (e.g. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/02/15 / #20150095143

Subscription sign-up device

A device is configured to receive customer information associated with a user at a kiosk device based on a user input to the kiosk device, and to determine status information based on the customer information. The status information may include information that identifies whether the user is eligible for a promotion. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/02/15 / #20150094118

Mobile device edge view display insert

A mobile communication device may include one or more cameras located on edges of the mobile communication device. The mobile communication device may further include logic configured to obtain image data from at least one of the one or more cameras; detect a change in an environment of the mobile communication device based on the obtained image data; and provide image data from the at least one of the one or more cameras in a display insert window on a display of the mobile communication device.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/02/15 / #20150094021

User geo-location pattern analysis

A device receives location information associated with a user of a user device. The location information includes location coordinates associated with the user device over time, and includes errors introduced by one or more location methods used to determine the location information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/02/15 / #20150093110

Optical network system architecture

Optical devices in optical network exchange signals at a plurality of wavelengths via a plurality of pathways. Each of the optical devices is associated with a corresponding wavelength and includes multiple optical inputs/outputs (i/os) to exchange signals at the corresponding wavelength via the plurality of pathways. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/02/15 / #20150092772

System and method of cross-connection traffic routing

Methods and systems are disclosed for routing traffic between virtual routing and forwarding (vrf) devices. In one aspect, a method for routing traffic includes receiving traffic from a routing device associated with a customer. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/02/15 / #20150091473

Method and apparatus for providing a network based surround-light environment

A method, apparatus, and user interface for providing a network based surround-light environment to dynamically drive lighting scenes are described. Location information of one or more illuminating elements relative to a display for presenting media information is determined. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/26/15 / #20150089613

Method and system for providing zero sign on user authentication

An approach for receiving a request for an authentication code for presentation in an authentication user interface, wherein the request is from a relying party and wherein the authentication user interface is presented by the relying party at a first device. The approach further involves transmitting the authentication code to the relying party. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/26/15 / #20150089607

Method and apparatus for providing user authentication and identification based on a one-time password

An approach is provided for authenticating and/or identifying a user through machine-transferrable one-time password codes. A user device sends to an authentication platform a request for a one-time password for authenticating a user at a relying party device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/26/15 / #20150089557

Variant playlist optimization

A method includes identifying an initial variant playlist for a content item. The initial variant playlist lists a first plurality of bit rate streams. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/26/15 / #20150089517

La carte video programming and suggestion system

A system may receive a first list of users of a provider network. For each of the first list of users, the system may obtain data pertaining to the user's categories of interest from a social media system; infer video programs based on the data; infer a list of one or more video channels based on the video programs; score the one or more video channels; rank the list of one or more video channels based on the scores; and recommend the ranked list of one or more video channels.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/26/15 / #20150089035

Method and apparatus for integrating various network elements and providing media processing serivices

An approach for integrating network elements and providing media processing services, which includes generating at least one integration interface for integrating at least one network element into a media processing platform. The approach also includes determining access information associated with the at least one network element, generating a master parameters list for the at least one network element for use in a processing of a media content item, and communicating the master parameters list via the at least one integration interface to the at least one network element.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088825

Virtual machine storage replication schemes

A device may receive agreement information associated with a customer of a cloud computing service. The agreement information may be based on input associated with the customer. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088511

Named-entity based speech recognition

In embodiments, apparatuses, methods and storage media are described that are associated with recognition of speech based on sequences of named entities. Language models may be trained as being associated with sequences of named entities. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088508

Training speech recognition using captions

In embodiments, apparatuses, methods and storage media are described that are associated with training adaptive speech recognition systems (“asr”) using audio and text obtained from captioned video. In various embodiments, the audio and caption may be aligned for identification, such as according to a start and end time associated with a caption, and the alignment may be adjusted to better fit audio to a given caption. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/26/15 / #20150087414

Cloud gaming implemented using a mobile device and a display device

Techniques are described herein in which a mobile device may enable cloud gaming. In one implementation, the mobile device may receive an information stream, from a remote game server, relating to an online game. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/26/15 / #20150086207

Comb laser optical transmitter and roadm

A device may use a comb laser in dense wavelength division multiplexed transmitter and/or reconfigurable optical add or drop multiplexer. The device may include a comb laser to provide a source beam having a plurality of wavelengths. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/26/15 / #20150086155

Dynamic communication splitter

Methods and systems for splitting an initiated signal are disclosed. An exemplary system may include a transmitter configured to selectively transmit an initiated signal, and a signal splitter in communication with the transmitter. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/26/15 / #20150086003

Behavioral performance analysis using four-dimensional graphs

A computing device obtains call data for multiple calls received at a call center and plots individual calls of the multiple calls, based on the call data, against three behavioral measures related to agent activities. The computing device identifies an optimal zone, among the plotted individual calls, for a selected performance metric value over the three behavioral measures. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/26/15 / #20150084910

Pivoting capacitive touch sense assembly

Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with providing use input are disclosed herein. In embodiments, an apparatus may include a capacitive touch sense module having a center region and a plurality of arms extending away from the center region in a plurality of directions. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/26/15 / #20150084770

Alert sensing and monitoring via a user device

A device may configure recognition of a first alert. The device may store information associated with recognition of the first alert. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/19/15 / #20150082150

Automatic color selection

A system and method relate to identifying a first color associated with a document, and versions of data to be added to the document are associated with, respectively, a plurality of second colors. The first color and the plurality of second colors are compared to form comparison results, and a particular version of the added content is selected from the plurality of versions of the data based on the comparison results. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/19/15 / #20150082077

Tracking packets through a cloud computing environment

A device, of a cloud computing environment, receives an instruction to create a virtual packet tracker from a user device associated with a user, and implements the virtual packet tracker in the device based on the instruction. The virtual packet tracker: receives a packet that includes a unique value used to track the packet in a portion of the cloud computing environment associated with the user; provides the packet for routing through the portion; receives an indication that the packet is dropped at a particular resource of the portion; determines whether a problem causing the packet to be dropped can be corrected; and processes the problem based on whether the problem can be corrected. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/19/15 / #20150081909

Secure public connectivity to virtual machines of a cloud computing environment

A network device, of a cloud computing environment, receives a packet destined for a virtual machine of the cloud computing environment. The packet is received from a user device and via public network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/19/15 / #20150081847

Broadcast/multicast offloading and recommending of infrastructural changes based on usage tracking

A method, a device, and a storage medium having instructions stored thereon to obtain usage data that indicates a usage of a downloading service and a streaming service of programs, in which the programs are provided to user devices via unicast delivery. The usage data is analyzed to determine whether a multicast offloading or a broadcast offloading is to be invoked on behalf of a program designated for unicast delivery. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/19/15 / #20150081766

Virtual packet analyzer for a cloud computing environment

A device, of a cloud computing environment, receives an instruction to create a virtual packet analyzer from a user device associated with a user. The device creates the virtual packet analyzer in the device based on the instruction, and receives a packet provided in a portion of the cloud computing environment associated with the user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/19/15 / #20150081577

Profile management via multi-dimensional relationship

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions stored thereon provide for the provisioning and management of user profiles of any given system by indicating the identity of the user as a set of properties and properties values rather than indicating the identity of the user by the functions that the user can and cannot do. The method, the device, and the non-transitory storage medium include attribute data that define permissions and non-permissions. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/19/15 / #20150078540

System for and method of recycling numbers seamlessly

Systems and methods for recycling contact numbers are presented. A service provider receives a disconnect request for a device associated with a contact number. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/19/15 / #20150078179

Signal strength indicator for multicast broadcasting in a wireless network

The quality of a multicast broadcast that is being received by a mobile device may be determined. In one implementation, a method may include receiving a radio signal corresponding to a multicast broadcast of content; measuring a strength of the received signal; determining a minimum signal strength to receive the content associated with the multicast broadcast; determining a signal quality metric, associated with the multicast broadcast, the signal quality metric being based on a difference between the measured strength of the signal and the determined minimum signal strength; and providing a visual indication of the signal quality metric.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/19/15 / #20150078175

Service quality measurement and indication for multicast broadcast in a wireless network

A service quality metric, that measures the quality of a multicast broadcast that is being received by a mobile device, may be determined. In one implementation, a method may include receiving a radio signal corresponding to a multicast broadcast of content that was encoded using a forward error correction (fec) technique in which the content is segmented and encoded as a plurality of blocks; and reassembling the content corresponding to the received radio signal. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074706

Automated content ingestion

. . A method includes receiving, from a content provider, content for processing and information identifying at least one of advertisements or promotional material to include with the content. The method also includes processing the content into a number of different formats, inserting the advertisements or promotional material into the processed content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074413

Automatic content publication and distribution

A method and system relate to receiving, by a network device, information associated with a client device; determining, by the network device, that the client device is authorized to access digital content associated with a content provider; and forwarding, by the network device, authentication data to the content provider. The authentication data includes, for example, information identifying the client device, and an indication that the client device is authorized to access the digital content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/12/15 / #20150071621

Dvr schedule collaboration methods and systems

An exemplary method includes a dvr schedule collaboration system 1) maintaining data representative of a plurality of dvr schedules associated with a plurality of users, 2) creating a master dvr schedule based on the plurality of dvr schedules, and 3) facilitating creation of a personal dvr schedule by a user in accordance with at least one of the master dvr schedule and one or more of the dvr schedules associated with the plurality of users. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/12/15 / #20150071591

V-groove ferrule mating sleeve

A ferrule sleeve includes a sleeve body, where the sleeve body is shaped in a v and includes a v-shaped groove that runs a length of a first side of the sleeve body. The ferrule sleeve further includes a sleeve cover, having a flat, rectangular shape, which fits into an opening of the v-shaped groove of the sleeve body. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/12/15 / #20150071181

Method and apparatus for selectively adapting bandwidth consumption

An approach for dynamically adapting bandwidth consumption is described. A token based access platform determines at least one tier of service of a network provider to associate with a request for the use of bandwidth of a wireless access network based on the assignment of a unique token to a user and/or a node associated with the user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/12/15 / #20150071165

Scalable wireless architecture

Functionality relating to control and data plane functions in a telecommunications network may be separated. In one implementation, a telecommunications network may include a radio access network to provide a radio interface to mobile devices that connect to the telecommunications network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150067816

Automated security gateway

A security device may be configured to receive information regarding traffic that has been outputted by a particular user device; and compare the information regarding the traffic to security information. The security information may include device behavior information, traffic policy information, or device policy information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150067798

Selective complex data entry from one time passwords for authentication

A one time password (otp) associated with a client device, and a padding rule, of a plurality of possible padding rules, associated with the client device may be determined. A padded otp that include the otp and additional data may be formed based on the padding rule. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150067717

Video player censor settings

A method includes receiving, at a user device, video content, and providing, on an interface of the user device, a video censor toggle that is configured to provide video censoring components based on an input received from a user. The video censoring components are to substantially obscure the video content in a manner that a person without previous context of the video content will be unable to determine activities depicted in the video content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150067531

User-based customization of a user interface

A customized user interface service includes a self-customization and an auto-customization of user interfaces. A user interface is customized based on usage data of the user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150067490

Virtual interface adjustment methods and systems

An exemplary method includes a virtual interface adjustment system detecting, based on user input data associated with user input received by way of a virtual interface of a user device, an erroneous input pattern that includes at least one unintentional input, determining, based on the erroneous input pattern, an adjustment procedure configured to adjust the virtual interface to avert future unintentional inputs that correspond to the at least one unintentional input of the erroneous input pattern, determining an adjustment procedure trigger for the adjustment procedure, activating the adjustment procedure trigger, detecting, after the activating, an occurrence of the adjustment procedure trigger, and executing, in response to the detecting of the occurrence of the adjustment procedure trigger, the adjustment procedure to avert the future unintentional inputs that correspond to the at least one unintentional input of the erroneous input pattern. Corresponding methods and systems are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150067328

Authenticating a user device to access services based on a device id

A first device may receive a first session token from a second device; determine that the first session token is expired or invalid; provide a security input to the second device to cause the second device to generate a first hash value of the security input using a key corresponding to a key identifier (id); receive the key id and the first hash value from the second device; generate a second hash value using the key corresponding to the key id; determine that the first hash value matches the second hash value; and establish a session with the second device based on determining that the first hash value matches the second hash value.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150067289

Method and apparatus for implementing garbage collection within a computing environment

An approach is provided for obtaining memory management information associated with a computing environment, processing the memory management information to determine one or more computing devices within the computing environment experiencing full garbage collection, and resetting memory of the one or more computing devices to correct the full garbage collection.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150067176

Method and system for processing machine-to-machine sensor data

An approach is described for registering a plurality of gateway devices to a sensor platform operated by a service provider, detecting at the gateway devices, one or more sensors from a personal area network of a subscriber, determining corresponding identifiers of the sensors, collecting data from the sensors over one or more coordinated personal area networks, and designating each of a plurality of agents to process the collected data for local analysis and acting on this analysis, wherein the agents are configured to communicate with other agents.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150067171

Cloud service brokering systems and methods

An exemplary method includes a computer-implemented cloud service brokering system that provides a cloud service brokering service 1) registering a plurality of cloud services with the cloud service brokering service, the plurality of cloud services provided by a plurality of cloud service providers and configured to provide distinct sets of cloud computing resources as a service, 2) receiving, from a customer of the cloud service brokering service, cloud service request information, 3) selecting, based on the cloud service request information, a cloud computing resource from the distinct sets of cloud computing resources provided by the plurality of cloud services registered with the cloud service brokering service, and 4) allocating the selected cloud computing resource for use by the customer. In certain examples, the allocating may be supported by the system configuring a customer network to support implicit and/or explicit transport requirements. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150067072

Maintaining and updating notification registration information

A first server may receive, from a user device, a first instruction including a token and a request to register the user device to receive a message associated with a particular application; update registration information to indicate that the user device is to receive the message based on receiving the first instruction; and provide a second instruction to a second server to cause the second server to provide the message to the user device on behalf of the first server. The second instruction may include information regarding the message, the token, and an instruction to provide the message to the user device associated with the token. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066955

System and method for providing a metadata management framework

An approach for adapting a metadata framework in accordance with metadata manipulations is provided. The approach includes determining a first metadata associated with a first content item representing sensor information and a second metadata associated with a second content item representing sensor information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066926

Method and system of machine-to-machine vertical integration with publisher subscriber architecture

An approach for machine-to-machine vertical integration with publisher-subscriber architecture is provided. The approach includes dynamically registering a plurality of sensors associated with a plurality of subscribers. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066696

Coordination of business systems

Techniques described herein may provide for end-to-end integration of business systems used in the sale and fulfillment flow for products provided by a business. In one implementation, a method may include receiving a request for a contract relating to products and services offered by a business; and transmitting a message, to one or more workers, indicating that the one or more first workers are to generate the contract. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066672

Method and apparatus for providing online content management and e-commerce solution

An approach is provided for providing an online product catalog framework that enables a business to manage and deploy up-to-date and personalized products and/or services to customers using cross-channel commerce without dependency on it specialists or it releases, including providing an online product catalog framework, wherein the online product catalog framework includes a catalog management module, a pricing engine, a content management module, and a profile management module; managing the catalog and content modules and pricing engine separately; and generating a personalized product catalog by using rules-based targeters and/or rules-based templates along with the modules and/or pricing engine. The approach also including determining pricing data based on customer sales zones and determining one or more data feeds based on a product catalog system, wherein the pricing engine causes a generation of the personalized product catalog based on the pricing data, the one or more data feeds, or a combination thereof.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066545

Mobile parking systems and methods for providing real-time parking guidance

Parking guidance is provided to a user of a mobile device requesting information on parking spots at a requested location for a requested time. In response to receiving a parking information request, parking spots having locations proximate to the requested location and having availability at the requested time are identified in a database of parking spot information of a parking management server. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150063808

Identifying data streams in polarization multiplexed transmission

A polarization multiplexed receiver includes a polarization separator and optical mixing, detecting and analog-to-digital components. The polarization separator receives polarization multiplexed optical signals containing a first data stream and a second data stream, and operate upon the polarization multiplexed optical signals to separate, in an optical domain, the first data stream and the second data stream to generate a first optical output having the first data stream and a second optical output having the second data stream. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150063799

New communications system architecture and design

A network device includes a plurality of optical input/output (i/o) units to exchange one or more optical signals with the optical network. The network device further includes a switch fabric to process one or more optical signals exchanged with an optical network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150063788

Manual dvr conflict resolution

A method includes identifying a scheduled video program recording conflict between video programs. The video programs are scheduled to be recorded at a same time. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150063766

Cable splicing fixture

An alignment fixture is configured to receive a group of optical fibers with each of the optical fibers having a coating and a bare fiber end. The fixture includes a first end configured to permit insertion of the optical fibers into a body of the fixture and a second end configured to align the bare fiber ends of the optical fibers in a particular arrangement. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150063218

Quality of service access device

A device is configured to determine quality of service information and determine a set of service classes, associated with a wireless local area network, based on the quality of service information. The device is configured to determine an association between the set of service classes and a set of service identifiers. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150063186

Private multicast networks

A device is configured to receive registration information associated with a set of user devices, and to determine a group based on the registration information. The device is configured to generate a group identifier to transport a message through a network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150063129

Infrastructure correlation protocol

The performance and/or state of communication infrastructure that transmits data may be correlated with the transmitted data. In one implementation, a method may include receiving infrastructure data relating to a state of communication infrastructure; receiving identifiers corresponding to machine to machine nodes that transmit data using the communication infrastructure; storing the infrastructure data to associate the infrastructure data to the identifiers corresponding to the nodes; generating structured data that represents a correlation of the received data and the infrastructure data; and providing at least a portion of the structured data, to one or more devices relating to the plurality of computing nodes or the communication infrastructure.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/05/15 / #20150063122

Smart mobility management entity for ue attached relay node

A system includes a communication section communicably connected to a network, and configured to receive requests for data flows from user equipment attached to the network. The system may further include a flow path determination section configured to determine, for each data flow requested, an optimal signal path from among a plurality of potential signal paths based on substantially current characteristics of the potential signal paths and on characteristics of the data flow requested. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/26/15 / #20150058976

Method and apparatus for mitigating distributed denial of service attacks

An approach for mitigating distributed denial of service (ddos) attacks includes assigning a set of temporary network addresses to a hostname for a finite period and assigning one or more other sets of temporary network addresses to the hostname in one or more following finite periods, responding to a hostname lookup request based on the set of temporary network addresses, the one or more other sets of temporary network addresses, or a combination thereof that are active, responding to a network address lookup request based on at least one of the set of temporary network addresses and the one or more other sets of temporary network addresses that is associated with a current one of the finite period or the one or more following finite periods, and retiring the set of temporary network addresses, the one or more sets of temporary network addresses, or a combination thereof after a configurable number of finite periods, wherein no further network address or hostname lookup request is served based on the retired set of temporary network addresses, the retired one or more sets of temporary network addresses, or a combination thereof.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/26/15 / #20150058770

Method and appratus for providing always-on-top user interface for mobile application

An approach for providing an always-on-top user interface for a mobile application is described. An always-on-top module may provide an always-on-top user interface mode for a mobile application, wherein the always-on-top user interface mode presents at least one session of the mobile application in a user interface element that is always visible in a display of a mobile device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/26/15 / #20150058474

Quality of service agreement and service level agreement enforcement in a cloud computing environment

A device may receive traffic to be processed by one or more cloud computing resources associated with a cloud computing service provided via a cloud computing environment. The device may determine enforcement policy information associated with the traffic. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/26/15 / #20150056947

Mobile device radio power consumption and battery capacity management

A mobile device may manage the battery of the mobile device by controlling radio power usage. In one implementation, a mobile device may determine a target power usage associated with a radio of the mobile device, the radio implementing a radio link with a base station associated with a cellular wireless network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/26/15 / #20150056942

Detecting and handling regional events based on call analysis

A server device may be configured to receive information regarding calls that have been placed; detect, based on the information regarding the calls that have been placed, an occurrence of an event; determine a set of base stations that are associated with the event; and broadcast, via the set of base stations, a message regarding the event.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/26/15 / #20150055945

Protection in metro optical networks

An optical network is configured to optimize network resources. The optical network includes multiple optical nodes, light paths between the multiple optical nodes, and a network monitoring device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/26/15 / #20150055565

Radio resource control dormancy timer based on traffic type

A device may be configured to determine a type of traffic, received by the device from a user device; identify a radio resource control (“rrc”) timeout value associated with the type; start an rrc dormancy timer based on the rrc timeout value; and modify, based on expiration of the rrc dormancy timer, an rrc channel between the device and the user device.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/26/15 / #20150055469

Real-time traffic management for machine to machine communications

A device may receive machine-to-machine (m2m) traffic associated with an m2m application. The device may determine parameters associated with managing the m2m traffic. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/26/15 / #20150055446

Intelligent policy and charging rule function (pcrf) restoration

A first device associated with an evolved packet core network receives a first update request from a second device associated with the evolved packet core network. The first update request is associated with a communication session previously provided between the first device and the second device, and the first update request is generated based on a voice/video request. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/26/15 / #20150054652

Customizing alerts on an alerting device

A first device may receive an alert from a second device; and execute, based on receiving the alert, a particular alerting program, of multiple alerting programs, to activate or deactivate multiple separate light sources, implemented within the first device, in a sequence in accordance with instructions included in the particular alerting program. The instructions may be selected or customizable by a user via an application associated with the first device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/19/15 / #20150052348

Session layer data security

A first application at a first device selects one of multiple encapsulation format types based on a cost or bandwidth associated with a network, or associated with a link of the network, connected between the first application at the first device and a second application at a second device. The first application receives, at the first application from open systems interconnection (osi) layers above an osi session layer, payload data associated with a session, and generates one or more session layer encapsulated blocks of the payload data using the selected one of the multiple encapsulated format types. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/19/15 / #20150052247

Private cloud topology management system

A device configured to receive network topological information from devices in a private internet protocol (pip) network receive network performance data from the devices; receive service topological information from a cloud; receive service performance data from the cloud; receive policies for determining optimum routes to the cloud from an administration device; apply the policies to the network topological information from the devices, the network performance data, the service topological information, and the service performance data to obtain routing rules; and forward the routing rules to a set of request routers.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/19/15 / #20150052228

Data center activation and configuration

A device is configured to receive, from a source device, activation information associated with a set of server devices, to cause a first server device, of the set of server devices, to be activated based on the activation information. The device is configured to receive, from the source device, configuration information associated with the set of server devices. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/19/15 / #20150049995

Hybrid optical fiber cable

A hybrid optical fiber cable is disclosed for supplying both signals and power. The hybrid optical fiber cable includes an inner jacket and an outer jacket. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/19/15 / #20150049760

Source routing in multicast transmissions

The subject technology provides configurations for receiving, at a first network device, a multicast packet of a multicast transmission from a multicast source. A header is inserted including one or more fields of information for a multicast distribution tree into the multicast packet in which the fields of information include a root level node field indicating a root node of the multicast distribution tree and one or more second level fields indicating one or more child nodes of the root node of the multicast distribution tree. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/19/15 / #20150049661

Mobile device originated multicast broadcasting

Content originated by a mobile device may be transmitted, via multicast, to one or more other mobile devices. In one implementation, a method may include receiving, from a mobile device attached to a wireless network, a request to initiate a multicast transmission of content generated by the mobile device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/19/15 / #20150049606

Tier-based admission control for user equipment

A device may receive information associated with a network resource request. The network resource request may be a request, by a user device, for access to a network resource associated with a network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/12/15 / #20150046939

Seamless multi-channel tv everywhere sign-n

A network device receives a unique device identifier (udid) associated with a mobile device belonging to a user, and content channel subscription information associated with the user, and stores the udid and the content channel subscription information in a database. The network device receives the udid and a channel identifier (id) from a content application executing at the mobile device, and accesses the database with the udid and the channel id to verify the user's subscription to a content channel identified by the channel id. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/12/15 / #20150046938

Metadata validation

A method includes receiving a video content metadata entry. The method also includes accessing video content metadata validation rules. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/12/15 / #20150046351

Implied link-based misuse detection

An exemplary system that includes a computing device receiving data that identifies a set of providers including a target provider. The computing device performs a link-based attribute pre-process on the data to identify, based on the set of providers, a node network structured around the target provider and to generate a set of link-based attributes for the target provider. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/12/15 / #20150044983

Personal emergency message framework

A mobile device determines that a communications tower is unresponsive to non-emergency wireless signals, and receives user input to select a recipient for an emergency message from a group of pre-registered recipients. The mobile device presents a group of pre-configured status indicators and receives user input to select a particular status indicator. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/12/15 / #20150043916

Method and system for providing dedicated service on a passive optical network

An approach for providing dedicated service in a passive optical network (pon) is described. A dedicated service generates a multi-wavelength optical signal comprising a plurality of sub-signals corresponding to carrier wavelengths, modulate the plurality of sub-signals simultaneously with a content signal and transmit the plurality of sub-signals to one or more respective subscribers over an optical distribution network.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/12/15 / #20150043878

Alignment for splicing multi-core optical fibers

A multi-core optical fiber may include a cladding with a cross section having a central region and an outside diameter. Multiple transmission cores are arranged symmetrically within the central region of the cladding, extending parallel to a central axis of the multi-core optical fiber. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/12/15 / #20150043724

Caller id verification

A device may receive first identification information associated with a sending device. The first identification information may be provided by a receiving device, and may be associated with a request to establish a connection between the sending device and the receiving device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/05/15 / #20150040162

Dynamic splitting of evolved multicast broadcast multimedia service (embms)

A reporting server receives reports on unicast and/or broadcast multimedia content items being accessed by respective user equipment (ue) devices through a network. The reporting server determines, for each multimedia content item, a number of ue devices that are accessing the multimedia content item and whether it is being unicast or broadcast. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039768

Virtualization of management services in a cloud computing environmemt

A device designates a first set of computing resources, of a cloud computing environment, for management services. The management services include services that manage the cloud computing environment, and the first set of computing resources provides a particular quality of service for the management services. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039767

Global cloud computing environment resource allocation with local optimization

A device, of a cloud computing environment, receives information associated with one or more computing resources of a local portion of the cloud computing environment, and receives, from a global allocator device, a request for placement of a computing resource element at a selected computing resource of the one or more computing resources. The device also determines, based on the information, whether the request can be satisfied by the selected computing resource, and places the requested computing resource element in the selected computing resource when the request can be satisfied by the selected computing resource. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039748

Network state server for application providers

State information relating to an operational state of a network may be provided to services, such as services provided by application servers, and used to enhance the providing of the services to devices. In one implementation, the state information may be received and may include: (1) information relating to the operational state of a particular portion of a network; or (2) information relating to the operational state of the network as relevant to a particular mobile device connected to the network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039505

Dynamic trial subscription management

A network device receives a user's selection of a subscription to media content services that includes a designated trial period. The subscription includes access to both digital content and physical media content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039480

Detecting and fixing problem video accounts and subscriptions

A computer device may include logic configured to manage an account creation process for customers, wherein the account creation process includes creating a dvd account in a dvd system, creating a digital account in a digital system, and creating a billing account in a billing system and manage a subscription generation process for the customers, wherein the subscription generation process includes associated a subscription with the dvd account, associating the subscription with the digital account, and associating the subscription with the billing account. The logic may be further configured to detect a broken account generated by the account creation process and fix the detected broken account in response to detecting the broken account; and detect a broken subscription generated by the subscription generation process and fix the detected broken subscription in response to detecting the broken subscription.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039430

Method and system for providing interactive advertisement customization

A system and method may include providing a media stream via a network, the media stream comprising one or more advertisement content segments, identifying aggregate information associated with a viewer, assigning the one or more advertisement content segments to one or more categories and a category score associated with the one or more categories, filtering the one or more advertisement content segments based at least in part on the one or more categories, the category score associated with the one or more categories and the aggregate information associated with the viewer, and outputting the filtered one or more advertisement content segments to the viewer.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/05/15 / #20150037096

Sidewalk trench system

A system may include a first portion of a cabling facility provided in a first trench formed beneath a first expansion joint between a first sidewalk flag and a curb; a second portion of the cabling facility provided in a second trench formed beneath a second expansion joint between the first sidewalk flag and a second sidewalk flag; and a third portion of the cabling facility provided from a cable source and connecting to the first portion of the cabling facility or the second portion of the cabling facility.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/05/15 / #20150037011

Methods and systems for recovering media content lost due to a channel change event

An exemplary method includes a media content recovery system 1) detecting that a dvr device is tuned to a first channel used by a media content provider to distribute a first media content program, 2) dynamically storing, in response to the detecting, first program data representative of the first media content program in a local buffer residing on the dvr device and in a recovery buffer as the first media content program is distributed by the media content provider, and 3) directing the dvr device to use the first program data stored in the local buffer to present the first media content program by way of a display while the dvr device is tuned to the first channel. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/05/15 / #20150036641

Mobile phone docking station vpns

A device includes a memory that stores multiple different types of applications and a data table, and a processing unit. The processing unit is configured to receive configuration data that sets up multiple network interfaces on the device, and assigns one of multiple different network addresses to each of the multiple network interfaces, store the configuration data in the data table, execute a first type of application of the multiple different types of applications, receive one or more first packets from executing the first type of application of the multiple different types of applications, retrieve a first virtual private network (vpn) identifier associated with a first vpn from the data table based on the first type of application of the multiple different types of applications, and send the one or more first packets via the first vpn identified by the first vpn identifier.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/05/15 / #20150036587

Providing services based on radio access network type information

A device may receive connection information associated with a connection, between a user device and a network, used to provide an application service to the user device. The connection information may include information identifying a network type of the network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/05/15 / #20150036494

Grouped multicast/broadcast single frequency network (mbsfn) splitting

A reporting server receives reports on content items being accessed by a plurality of ue devices through a first multicast/broadcast single frequency network (mbsfn). The reporting server determines, for each content item being accessed, which of the ue devices is accessing the content item. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/29/15 / #20150033330

Collection and analysis of customer data from application programming interface usage

A device may receive a request for analytics information associated with a user device. The device may retrieve application programming interface (api) information associated with the request for analytics information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032799

Facilitating communication between a user device and a client device via a common services platform

A server may receive provisioning information for a client device; provision, based on the provisioning information, the client device to prepare the client device to gather data to form a data record and communicate with a user device, via the server, to receive or transmit information relating to the data record; and receive a communication request from the user device via a first network. The communication request may include a request to transmit the information relating to the data record to or from the client device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032795

One touch machine to machine device connection

A computing device may execute a device connection application on a processor of the computing device to provide operations including establishing an ad-hoc data connection between the computing device and a machine-to-machine device, the computing device configured to set up the machine-to-machine device to interact with a network-based service using a user account of the network-based service; receiving device information from the machine-to-machine device over the established ad-hoc data connection; and connecting the machine-to-machine device to the network-based service based on the device information received from the machine-to-machine device and according to authentication of the computing device as being associated with the user account. The computing device may further be configured to authenticate and authorize a user to configure the machine-to-machine device to join the network and network-based service.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032639

System and method for providing notifications on product recalls

An approach for providing notifications on product recalls. The approach includes parsing a transaction history to determine a product acquired by a user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/29/15 / #20150031381

Processing communications via a sensor network

A first device may receive provisioning information for a second device; establish a tunnel with the second device within a first network based on receiving the provisioning information; provide the provisioning information to the second device to cause the second device to gather or process data within the first network; and receive a command instruction from a user device via a second network. The command instruction may relate to the data gathered or processed by the second device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/29/15 / #20150031327

Cell device planning tool

A device is configured to receive signal information and demand information associated with a set of cell devices in a network. The device is configured to determine time usage information, based on the signal information and based on the demand information, and to provide the time usage information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/29/15 / #20150030156

Multi-factor caller identification

A method and apparatus for authenticating directory information is described. The method includes: receiving a request to initiate a voice communication session over a signaling network that includes a data network, the request including directory information specifying origination of the voice communication session; determining verification information associated with the directory information; authenticating the directory information using the determined verification information; and selectively providing notification of the authentication for handling of the voice communication session.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/29/15 / #20150029840

Transmitting data via a private sub-network of a service provider network

A first device may receive data associated with a second device from within a first network and independently of a second network. The second device may include a sensor or an application to form or process a data record. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/29/15 / #20150029302

Multi-enterprise video conference service

A system is configured to receive a request to set up a first video conference and another request to set up a second video conference, where the request is received from a client device and where the other request is received from another client device; obtain first information associated with an enterprise with which the client device is associated and second information associated with another, different enterprise with which the other client device is associated; determine whether the first information permits the client device to set up the first video conference and whether the second information permits the other client device to set up the second video conference; establish the first video conference when the first information permits the client device to set up the first video conference; and establish the second video conference when the second information permits the other client device to set up the second video conference.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/29/15 / #20150029296

Multimedia-enhanced emergency call systems

A gateway device may be configured to receive, from a first user device, a request to establish a web real-time communications (“webrtc”) call session; establish, based on the request, a first webrtc call session with the user device; establish, based on the request: a voice call session between the gateway device and an internet protocol multimedia subsystem (“ims”) core, and a second webrtc call session between the gateway device and a webrtc portal server; and facilitate, via the established voice call session and the established first and second webrtc call sessions, multimedia communication connectivity between the first user device and a set of devices that include: a public-switched telephone network (“pstn”) terminal device, and a second user device.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/29/15 / #20150029295

Emergency video calls

A device is configured to identify an emergency call from a user device, determine that the user device is to be connected on a video call, and obtain first video call information associated with the user device, where the first video call information includes information that permits the video call to be established. The device is configured to receive emergency information associated with the emergency call, and to identify an emergency guidance device to which the user device is to be connected via the video call. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/22/15 / #20150026811

Provisioning a moderated data service using a syndicated radio access network (ran)

A system is configured to receive, from a content provider, traffic associated with a data service and that is destined for a group of user devices; retrieve service information, associated with the data service, that includes a value, associated with the data service, that represents a level of service quality associated with the data service; determine whether the traffic is authorized to be transmitted to the user devices based on the value; discard the traffic based on a determination that the value is less than a threshold; process the traffic to identify whether a condition is associated with the traffic based on a determination that the value is not less than the threshold; transmit the traffic to one or more of the user devices based on a determination that the traffic is not associated with a condition; and discard the traffic based on a determination that the traffic is associated with a condition.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/22/15 / #20150026292

Encapsulation scheme for cloud computing environment

A first cloud computing device includes a first virtual machine, and receives, from the first virtual machine, a packet destined for a second virtual machine provided in a second cloud computing device. The device appends, to the packet, a header that includes an address of the second cloud computing device, a virtual local area network (vlan) identifier of the first virtual machine, and a vlan identifier of the second virtual machine. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/22/15 / #20150025935

Content trial usage via digital content delivery platform

A content distribution platform receives a respective trial time window for each of multiple items of digital content stored at the content distribution platform, and offers one of the items of the digital content to multiple customers during the respective trial time window. The content distribution platform tracks, during the respective trial time window, usage of the one of the plurality of items of digital content by one or more of the multiple customers. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/22/15 / #20150023170

Traffic measurement system for wireless service providers

A device receives packet information associated with a traffic flow and a network segment. The network segment includes a portion of a network via which the traffic flow is transmitted. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/22/15 / #20150023168

Dynamic network traffic analysis and traffic flow configuration for radio networks

A system may receive, from a base station, information indicating that a network congestion level associated with the base station satisfies a threshold, the network congestion level being a measurement of traffic associated with a network, and the network including the base station. The system may determine, based on the network congestion level satisfying the threshold, traffic flow information for a plurality of traffic flows associated with the base station. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/22/15 / #20150022803

Fiber signal loss event identification

A system includes a wavelength tunable laser to provide a first optical pulse of a first wavelength and a second optical pulse of a second wavelength to an optical fiber, a reflection detector to determine a first fiber attenuation curve from the first reflected pulse and a second fiber attenuation curve from the second reflected pulse, and a discontinuous loss event analyzer to identify a discontinuous loss event at a discontinuous loss point in at least one of the first fiber attenuation curve and the second first fiber attenuation curve, determine a return loss slope based on a return loss at the discontinuous loss point for the first fiber attenuation curve and a return loss at the discontinuous loss point for the second first fiber attenuation curve, and determine whether the discontinuous loss event is a bad fiber bending event based on the return loss slope.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/15/15 / #20150020111

Interactive media program guide user interface systems and methods

An exemplary method includes an interactive media program guide system 1) displaying a user-scrollable view of a section of a paginated column of an interactive media program guide that includes a two-dimensional matrix grid of cells representing a plurality of media program listings, 2) detecting a user selection of a cell included in the matrix grid of cells and the user-scrollable view, the cell representing a media program listing included in the plurality of media program listings, and, 3) in response to the user selection of the cell, expanding the cell in-place within the paginated column of the interactive media program guide and populating the expanded cell with display content associated with a media program represented by the media program listing. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/15/15 / #20150020109

Media service user interface systems and methods

An exemplary method includes a media service user interface system 1) providing a media service graphical user interface (“gui”) for display, 2) detecting user input to launch a user interface customization mode, 3) launching the user interface customization mode, 4) receiving user input defining a customization of the gui, 5) implementing the customization, and 6) exiting the user interface customization mode. In certain examples, the gui may include a main menu bar that includes a set of menu objects representing a set of feature modules of the media service and a menu bar management object, the customization mode may be launched in response to a user selection of the menu bar management object included in the main menu bar, and the customization may be of the main menu bar. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019238

Prescription/medication monitoring and fraud detection system

A device may receive information regarding a prescription for a patient from a device of a medical personnel member and generate prescription information using the information regarding the prescription. The device may transmit the prescription information to a device of a medication provider, and a user device of the patient. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/15/15 / #20150016600

Tiered call routing

A computer device may include logic configured to receive a request to route a call from an interactive voice response system; obtain information associated with the call; and obtain one or more metrics associated with a plurality of automatic call distribution centers. The logic may be further configured to select a rule to route the call based on the information associated with the call; and select a particular automatic call distribution center for the call based on the selected rule, based on the obtained information associated with the call, and based on the obtained one or more metrics.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/15/15 / #20150016241

Back-up path for in-home diagnostics and other communications

A local router for a home network pairs with a mobile device via a local network connection. The local router is also connected to a wide area network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/08/15 / #20150012995

System and method for providing single sign on interface for applications on mobile devices

A system for and method of providing a mobile device user with a mobile single sign-on (msso) platform that can interface with multiple mobile applications on the mobile device. A user having a mobile device may access a mobile application on the mobile device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/08/15 / #20150012642

Method and system for monitoring independent inventories status

An approach for enabling a monitoring system to immediately identify different types of transactions that occur within a service provider network is disclosed. A proactive monitoring system receives a notification of a change of status of at least one of a plurality of assets provisioned within a network of a service provider. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/08/15 / #20150012631

Method and apparatus for anonymously acquiring service information

An approach for enabling a user to anonymously access customized service information from a plurality of providers is described. A secure estimation platform retrieves personal information associated with a user based on a first request from the user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011180

Data toll subsidy management

A method includes receiving, from a user device associated with an end user, a request for content provided by a content provider. The method includes determining whether the requested content is to be provided on a data toll network, determining whether the requested content includes data toll free content in response to a determination that the requested content is to be provided on the data toll network, and applying graphic elements indicating data toll free status of data toll free sections of the requested content in response to a determination that the requested content includes data toll free content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/08/15 / #20150010153

Method and apparatus for attack resistant mesh networks

A method, apparatus, and system for improved approaches for allowing new links of a mesh network to be formed during an attack of the network are described. The method includes selectively initiating a plurality of communication session establishment procedures to share connection information over a plurality of respective paths with a node of a mesh network, at least one of the paths being separated from the mesh network, wherein the connection information is used to establish one link of the mesh network.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/08/15 / #20150009327

Image capture device for moving vehicles

A device is configured to determine location information associated with a set of image capture devices, and determine an object location associated with an object. The device is configured to select an image capture device, of the set of image capture devices, based on the location information and the object location. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/01/15 / #20150007217

Content verification using luminance mapping

A device may obtain a program that includes a logo that is inserted into the program by adding luminance to a set of pixels defining a shape of the logo. The device may generate a luminance map for the program that identifies an amount of luminance added to each pixel included in the set of pixels to insert the logo into the program. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/01/15 / #20150007171

Network technology standard operating environment

Method, device, and storage medium to provision virtual machines, software, storage, and network resources of a standard operating environment including devices having identical software, hardware, and configurations. A provisioning device uses dedicated flows based on the resource to be provisioned.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006755

Inter-device policing on network interface devices in lag configuration

A master network interface device (nid) receives a first packet flow associated with a particular customer via a first link of a link aggregation group (lag). The master nid also receives, from a non-master nid, an indication of a second packet flow, associated with the particular customer, that are traversing a second link of the lag. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006733

Policy-based session establishment and transfer in a virtualized/cloud environment

A device may receive a request for a particular service from a user device. The device may determine a priority class associated with the service. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006731

Method and apparatus for diverting operational load on networks through entitlement profile incentives

An approach is provided for determining a temporal window based on an operational load of a network; creating an entitlement profile corresponding to the temporal window for accessing content over the network; and specifying an access right to the content for the entitlement profile applicable during the temporal window, and a corresponding device.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006226

Method and apparatus for scheduling media processing jobs on multiple processors to maximize processor utilization

An approach is provided for scheduling work order tasks based on an optimization of available resources and an assessment of cost penalty functions for missing work order deadlines, including determining an estimated work order completion time for processing a plurality of tasks associated with a work order on one or more resources, scheduling the plurality of tasks in a processing queue based on the estimated work order completion time, and determining a value of a penalty function for violating a work order deadline.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/01/15 / #20150004599

Real-time dna-based identity solution

Verifying a user's identity in real-time using dna-based information includes obtaining a chromosomal dna sample from a user, and causing a chromosome of the dna sample to become mounted in a dna sampler. The dna sampler includes a linear array of capacitors in which pairs of capacitor plates are disposed end-to-end along a linear gap. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/01/15 / #20150003665

Metering information collection

A computing device configured to gather utility metering information. In embodiments, the computing device may comprise a transceiver and an image processing module. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/01/15 / #20150003335

Transmitting data flows via particular connection points accessible via one or more access points

A first network device may receive an instruction to transmit a data flow and select a particular second network device based on a selection rule. The particular second network device providing may provide to an external network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc








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