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Methods of adapting codec data rate based on radio condition to improve lte service coverage and capacity

Variable bitrate (“vbr”)-based applications may use physical layer metrics, associated with a radio access network (“ran”), in order to select a data rate and/or codec at which to send and/or receive data. Such vbr-based applications may include voice call application, video streaming applications, or the like. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

Transmission control protocol (tcp) throughput optimization in mobile wireless networks

A device establishes a first transmission control protocol (tcp) connection with a client device associated with a wireless network, and establishes a second tcp connection with a server device associated with the wireless network. The device also provides a first tcp window size to the client device via the first tcp connection, and provides a second tcp window size to the server device via the second tcp connection, where the first tcp window size is different than the second tcp window size.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

Shared spectrum load balancing based on network load

A wireless telecommunications system may be configured to provide wireless service via unlicensed, licensed, and/or shared frequency bands (e.g., frequency bands that are shared with other telecommunications systems, and for which access is regulated by an external entity). A load balancing technique, described herein, may provide load balancing between licensed and shared frequency bands based on relative load of the licensed and shared networks, and/or other factors (e.g., a priority access license (“pal”) of a base station to which the user device is attached). ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

Multiple modem device including notification modem

A method, in a multiple modem device that includes a notification modem and a wi-fi modem, includes identifying data to be collected and rules for selecting an optimal modem for data transmission from the multiple modem device. The method also includes collecting the data, and determining whether the data is to be sent via the notification modem based on a payload size associated with the data and the rules. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

Addition of secondary endpoint based on message reply

A method for adding an additional endpoint for a service based on a short messaging service (sms) message may include receiving a request to add a second user equipment (ue) as an additional endpoint for a service associated with a first ue, and generating a transaction identifier in response to receiving the request. The method may include sending a command to provide a short message service (sms) message to the first ue requesting permission to add the second ue as the additional endpoint, and receiving a message granting permission to add the second ue as the additional endpoint, where the message may include a network identifier assigned to the first ue. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

Universal enrollment using biometric pki

A system may obtain identification information for a user for obtaining a form of access using universal enrollment. The system may obtain a digital certificate associated with the identification information, the digital certificate including a public key of a public key, private key pair and the public key and the private key of the public key, private key pair being generated using first biometric information of the user obtained during the universal enrollment. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

Contextual assistance for wireless charging

A device may identify a wireless charging device within a threshold proximity to the device. The device may provide information associated with aligning the device and the wireless charging device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

Software updates using client self-reporting and a hierarchical data structure

A client device forwards data about itself to an update device. The client metadata may identify hardware components included in the client, software being executed by the client, or other information, such as a geographic location associated with the client device and/or account information for associated operator. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

Dynamic delivery of code and fixes

A network device distributes, to multiple user devices, a client application that includes multiple modular code segment files and obtains updated code segment files and dependency information for the client application, the dependency information associating known defects in the client application with one or more of the updated code segment files. The network device receives an error report from one of the multiple user devices, the error report including a particular defect identifier, and determines, based on the dependency information, that an updated code segment file is available to correct an error indicated by the particular defect identifier. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

Detecting a second user device identifier based on registration of a first user device identifier

A system may receive a registration request that identifies a first user device identifier. The system may determine that the first user device identifier is not registered. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

Proximity-based verification of programming instructions

A mobile device, such as a smart phone, receives program instructions, such as program instructions to evaluate components and/or software in the mobile device. The mobile device detects a local network and determines whether an attribute of the local network matches a desired attribute, such as a service set identifier (ssid) identified in the program instructions. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

Subscription-aware and updates-aware sim process

A wireless communication device may include a subscriber identity module (sim) card configured to store a subscriber profile. The wireless communication device may further include logic configured to detect attachment to a wireless access network; detect a non-activated subscriber identity module (sim) card; receive a protocol configuration options (pco) message from the wireless access network; retrieve subscription status information for the sim card from the received pco message; determine whether the sim card has a valid subscription based on the retrieved subscription status information; and instruct the sim card not to initiate an activation process with a sim over-the-air (ota) system, in response to determining that the sim card does not have a valid subscription.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

Server-side blackout enforcement

Some embodiments provide server-side implementation and enforcement of blackout rules for streaming content. A server receives a request from an end user device and extracts a first identifier identifying the end user device and a second identifier identifying the requested stream from the request. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

Camera data management and user interface apparatuses, systems, and methods

In certain embodiments, a mobile device having a digital camera captures a camera image, locally stores the camera image, automatically assigns the camera image to a session based on the camera image being captured during a particular time range, and provides, for display on a display screen of the mobile device, a session specific image manager pane together with a live camera sensor view in a graphical user interface, the session specific image manager pane including data representative of the camera image assigned to the session.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/22/16 / #20160371987

Command and control interface for uavs communication through a mobile wireless network

A command and control gateway may implement a command and control interface for uavs that are connected to a wireless network. In one implementation, the command and control gateway may communicate with the uavs using network traffic that is assigned a high priority. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/22/16 / #20160371985

Dynamic navigation of uavs using three dimensional network coverage information

Flight path determination for unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs) in which three-dimensional coverage information, corresponding to a wireless network, is used to optimize the flight path to ensure that the uavs maintain network coverage throughout the flight. The flight path information may be provided as a service to uav operators. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/22/16 / #20160371701

Common view for customer support

A network device sends, to a customer device, real-time customer data for a service campaign running on a service provider network. The network device receives a customer authorization to share the customer data with an agent of the service provider network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/22/16 / #20160370548

High density optical patch panel rack

An optical fiber patch panel rack includes a first shelf. The first shelf further includes a first platform having a rectangular shape orientated horizontally within the rack, wherein the first platform includes a first vertical pivot mechanism configured to enable the first platform to pivot vertically about a first vertical pivot point. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/15/16 / #20160366203

Capturing a user reaction to media content based on a trigger signal and using the user reaction to determine an interest level associated with a segment of the media content

A device may receive an indication of a playback of media content. The device may receive a trigger signal associated with the playback of the media content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/15/16 / #20160366115

Call encryption systems and methods

Techniques described herein may be used to encrypt a telephone call between users. User devices (e.g., smart phones) may be connected to encryption relay devices that operate as relays between headsets worn by the user and the user devices. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/08/16 / #20160360038

Third-party call control over secure duplex communication channel

A network device in a service provider network receives an incoming call, from a caller, to a telephone number associated with a customer. The network device applies to the call an interactive voice response (ivr) script corresponding to the customer and determines that the caller wants to speak to an agent. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/08/16 / #20160359942

Dynamic codec negotiation

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions to store data that provides mappings between criteria information and lists of codecs; receive an indication that one of an audio session, a video session, or an audio and video session is to be initiated with another device; obtain one or more criteria metric values in response to a receipt of the indication; select one of the lists of codecs from the data based on one of the mappings and the one or more criteria metric values; transmit the one of the lists of codecs to the other device via a wireless network; receive a response, via the wireless network, from the other device, wherein the response indicates one of the codecs; and use the one of the codecs during the one of the audio session, the video session, or the audio and video session.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/08/16 / #20160357408

Systems and methods for product user interface development

Techniques described herein may enable a user to develop a product ui for an enterprise software program in a manner that reduces or eliminates the need for it development, testing, and deployment. A user-friendly interface may be provided that enables a user to obtain product information describing a product from a product catalog and create interface objects (e.g., labels, textboxes, dropdown boxes, etc.) that use to the product information in a manner that can directly determine how the product information is presented in a product ui. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/08/16 / #20160357384

Wearable article with display

A supplemental display unit may provide information to a display associated with a wearable article. The supplemental display unit may share a communications channel with a mobile device, and exchange data with the mobile device over the communications channel while the mobile device resides within the wearable article. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/01/16 / #20160353386

Power and notification management for a wearable device

A device may receive power management information associated with a wearable device. The power management information may identify a power management trigger associated with the wearable device, and the wearable device may be different from the device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/01/16 / #20160353313

Dynamic modification of the tracking area update period for machine-to-machine communication

The period for tracking area update (tau) requests, that are made by machine-to-machine (m2m) user equipment (ue) in a wireless cellular network, may be dynamically modified. In one implementation, the period for the tau request may be dynamically increased for m2m ues that tend to be stationary. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/01/16 / #20160353298

Increasing an uplink performance in a c-ran environment

The instant application describes a method for identifying, at a mobile device, a first signal delay path to a first tower; identifying, at the mobile device, a second signal delay path to a second tower; determining, at the mobile device, a difference between the first signal delay path and the second signal delay path; determining, at the mobile device, whether the difference between the first signal delay path and the second signal delay path exceeds a threshold; and upon determining the difference between the first signal delay path and the second signal delay path exceeds the threshold, transmit from the mobile device two streams of a same signal to a receiver at a network. The first stream of the two streams of the same signal is transmitted at a first time, and the second stream of the two streams of the same signal is transmitted at a second time.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/01/16 / #20160352789

Social networking and virtual friends for wearable devices

Techniques described herein may be used to provide wearable devices (e.g., a watch, a clip on device, etc.) for children with virtual friend and social networking services. A virtual friend may include an animal, a cartoon character, or another personality with which the child may interact by talking, asking questions, receiving status updates, etc. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/01/16 / #20160352589

Cloud-based wireless network analysis

A device may determine log information, collected by a user device, that may include information associated with communications between the user device and a base station. The user device and the base station may be associated with a wireless network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/01/16 / #20160350139

System and method to integrate/setup multiple branded applications in the setup wizard

Systems and methods for setting up carrier applications within a setup wizard are disclosed. In some implementations, a computing device launches an operating system setup wizard. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

12/01/16 / #20160349330

Systems and methods for determining vehicle battery health

Techniques described herein may be used to provide a driver of a vehicle with an accurate assessment of the remaining life of the vehicle battery. An on-board device may collect information from one or more sensors or devices within the vehicle. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/24/16 / #20160345239

Data bandwidth optimization

Systems and methods for data bandwidth optimization are disclosed. A server receives, from a computing device, a request to begin a network data session. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/24/16 / #20160345218

Restoring connectivity of a user device to an lte network

User devices may search for cellular networks that provide the best available service, such as long-term evolution (“lte”) networks. If such a network is unavailable, the user device may connect to a different network, such as a code division multiple access 2000 1x network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/24/16 / #20160344873

Converged family network usage insights and actions

A system receives, from an account holder, a customized selection of notification methods and notification conditions associated with notifying an account holder about a first family member's network activity, wherein the first family member's network activity includes a first device's activity in a first network and a second device's activity in a second network, and wherein the second network is a different network than the first network. The system monitors multiple first types of network activity of the first device in the first network, and monitors multiple second types of network activity of the second device in the second network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/24/16 / #20160344872

Reliable activation of mobile devices

A system and method are provided for reliable activation and attachment of mobile devices. An activation server receives, from a client device, a subscription request for accessing a network, wherein the subscription request includes a first identifier of the client device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/24/16 / #20160344866

Selective delivery of messages to user devices that share a telephone number

A device may determine that delivery of a message, to a destination identified by a telephone number shared by multiple user devices, has failed. The device may receive a unique identifier from a message delivery device associated with delivering the message. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/24/16 / #20160344861

Providing content to a child mobile device via a parent mobile device

A device may receive one or more preferences for providing a message-based data service. The device may receive, in a text message and from a mobile device, a content request. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/24/16 / #20160344654

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

11/24/16 / #20160344560

Remote secure element policy management

A policy server that is associated with a secure element owner receives a request, from a service provider, to provision access, by an application, to the secure element. The policy server creates, in response to the request, a policy ticket, for the service provider, that defines privileges for the service provider to create a security domain or a new profile within the secure element. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337940

Determining content availability based on selective use of an active location system

A method may include receiving a request for content. The content may be associated with a content availability area. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337832

Synchronizing online and offline charging data

Systems and methods for synchronizing online and offline charging data are disclosed. In some implementations, a charging trigger machine (ctm) determines that charging data for a mobile user account at an online charging system (ocs) and charging data for the mobile user account at an offline charging system (ofcs) are to be synchronized. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337283

Multimedia mail service

A system may determine to provide content in a multimedia content message to a user. The user may be associated with a recipient account that is associated with content type preferences that identify a plurality of permitted content types. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337131

Biometric pki authentication

A mobile device obtains an encryption key pair, including a public key and a private key, and engages in a process, that uses the private key, for requesting a digital certificate from a public key infrastructure (pki) certificate authority. The mobile device receives a digital certificate signed by the pki certificate authority, and obtains, via a biometric input unit device, biometric data related to an identity of a user of the device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337127

Iot communication utilizing secure asynchronous p2p communication and data exchange

A device may receive a connection request including a digital certificate from an endpoint for establishing a secure connection for a communication, the digital certificate including a digital certificate chain identifying one or more certificate authorities associated with the digital certificate. The device may determine whether the digital certificate is valid based on the digital certificate chain identifying one or more certificate authorities trusted by the device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335895

On-demand performance of an action associated with a vehicle

A device may detect a trigger associated with a vehicle. The device may determine registration information, associated with the vehicle, based on detecting the trigger. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330787

Determining a user equipment context for a radio resource control connection reestablishment request

A device may receive a radio resource control (rrc) connection reestablishment request. The device may select one or more potential source base stations, from which to request a user equipment (ue) context associated with a user equipment, based on the rrc connection reestablishment request and an identification technique associated with locating the ue context. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330771

Radio access network for unmanned aerial vehicles

A device may determine an elevation of an unmanned aerial vehicle, or may determine multiple signal strengths corresponding to multiple communications between the unmanned aerial vehicle and multiple base stations. The multiple communications may be transmitted via one or more frequency bands. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330736

Ethernet cloud radio access network fronthaul with multi-antenna synchronization

Systems and methods for communicating in an ethernet cloud radio access network are disclosed. In some implementations, a baseband unit determines a time when a plurality of remote radio heads, accessible to a user equipment, are scheduled to transmit a signal to the user equipment. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330600

Preventing access of calls to unauthorized users and automating call transfers

A first device may be unable to access a line hosting a call that has been placed on hold by a second device when the first device and second device are located remotely from each other. A server device may manage the status of the line to prevent the first device from accessing the line when the line is currently in control by the second device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330595

Push-to-talk service features

A device provides a user interface that includes a list of push-to-talk contacts, and receives, via the user interface, a gesture indicating a request to establish a push-to-talk call with a particular contact in the list of push-to-talk contacts. The device initiates the push-to-talk call with another device associated with the particular contact, and the push-to-talk call is initiated with the other device based on the gesture and directly from within the user interface. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/10/16 / #20160328242

Predictive writing of bootable images to storage nodes in a cloud computing environment

A cloud computing environment may enable customers to choose between a number of possible bootable images. Bootable images, associated with storage nodes in the cloud computing environment, may be predictively copied to other storage nodes. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/10/16 / #20160328095

Information block user interface

A device may display a user interface that includes multiple information blocks. The multiple information blocks may comprise multiple corresponding first panels, multiple corresponding second panels, and multiple corresponding third panels. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/10/16 / #20160327752

Optical interface with traffic protection using multi-optical path photonic switch

An optical path system includes a first block that further includes multiple first fiber optic guides, arranged in a first configuration to receive multiple first optical fibers, with one fiber in each guide. The optical path system further includes a second block comprising multiple second fiber optic guides, arranged in a second configuration to receive multiple second optical fibers, with one fiber in each guide, wherein a first face of the second block abuts a first face of the first block and wherein the first block is movable relative to the second block. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323882

Network sharing scheme for machine-to-machine (m2m) network

A base station includes an antenna to receive frequency bands that include a first band associated with first signals carrying machine-two-machine (m2m) data and a second band associated with second signals carrying user equipment (ue) data. The base station further includes a baseband unit (bbu) that includes: a radio frequency (rf) interface configured to receive the first signals and the second signals, a digital front end (dfe) configured to generate first symbols based on the first signals and second symbols based on the second signals, a symbol processor configured to convert the first symbols into the m2m data and the second symbols into the ue data, and one or more processors configured to forward the m2m data to a first device and the ue data to a second device that differs from the first device.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323633

Methods and systems for managing a local digital video recording system

An exemplary web services provider system remote from and communicatively coupled to a local digital video recording (“dvr”) system by way of a network detects an input command provided by a user and representative of a request for the local dvr system to perform a dvr operation with respect to a media program provided by a television service, identifies, in response to the request, a status of the media program, determines, based on the identified status of the media program, an optimal manner in which to perform the dvr operation, and directs the local dvr system to perform the dvr operation in accordance with the optimal manner. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323607

Video content delivery over wireless access networks with quality of service (qos) guarantees

A device receives, from a content provider, traffic parameters associated with a video content request received from a fixed user device connected to a wireless access network, and determines, based on the traffic parameters, a trigger for creating a dedicated bearer for the fixed user device in the wireless access network. The device also provides the trigger to the wireless access network, where the wireless access network creates the dedicated bearer for the fixed user device based on the trigger, and the wireless access network assigns quality of service (qos) parameters, based on the traffic parameters, to video content delivered to the fixed user device.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/27/16 / #20160316419

Proximity-based verification of programming instructions

A mobile device, such as a smart phone, generates instructions for a user device, such as a wearable device for a child. The mobile device initiates a local network associated with an attribute, and the user device may access the local network using the attribute when the user device is within a threshold distance of the mobile device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/27/16 / #20160316358

Reconfiguring wireless device capability and performance

A method includes configuring a device, which is capable of operating in accordance with a first capability level, at a second capability level that is less than the first capability level. The method also includes identifying a problem or situation in which the first capability level is needed and reconfiguring the device to operate in accordance with the first capability level, in response to identifying the problem or situation. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/27/16 / #20160316248

Virtual set-top box device methods and systems

An exemplary method includes virtual set-top box (“stb”) device system receiving a registration request to register a mobile computing device to operate as a virtual stb device, verifying that the mobile computing device is within a predefined vicinity of a dedicated stb device that is located at a user premises, providing, to the mobile computing device, a virtual stb key for use by the mobile computing device to operate as the virtual stb device by leveraging access rights of an end-user account of a media content distribution service to access the media content distributed by way of the media content distribution service, and facilitating sharing of the virtual stb key with a media content processing device for use by the media content processing device to access the media content distributed by way of the media content distribution service. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/27/16 / #20160315879

Virtual node having separate control and data planes

A controller is coupled by a connection box to layer two nodes, such as top-of rack (tor) switches. The controller manages control plane operations and forwards port extension data, such as ieee 802.1br protocol data to the connection box and the layer two nodes. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/27/16 / #20160315751

Lte-u and lte carrier aggregation activation, deactivation, and accounting

Carrier aggregation may be performed using licensed (e.g., lte) and unlicensed (e.g., lte-u) spectrum in which the amount of data associated with users may be separately tracked for the licensed and unlicensed communications. The tracking for the amount of licensed and unlicensed data may be performed at base stations associated with a wireless network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/27/16 / #20160314066

Self-serve diagnostic tools for network services

A network device receives a collection of technical steps for implementing a type of service campaign. The technical steps include application programming interface (api) level calls to a service provider network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/20/16 / #20160309296

Location fraud detection

A method includes receiving, at a fraud management device, at least one bsid associated with communication data from at least one mtc device. The fraud management device determines a location associated with the at least one bsid. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/20/16 / #20160308957

Software-defined iot controller

An internet of things (iot) controller may execute a first iot application, associated with operating an iot device, and a second iot application associated with operating the iot device. The iot controller may load an iot application program interface (api) associated with the first iot application and the second iot application, and may identify a first set of functions including a first function, associated with the first iot application, and a second function associated with the second iot application. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/20/16 / #20160308640

Bi-directional optical transmission system with coherent detection

An optical device includes a first optical port connected to a first optical fiber, and a second optical port connected to a second optical fiber. The optical device further includes first optical components that switch first optical traffic carried via a first set of optical channels from the first optical port to the second optical port, and second optical components that switch second optical traffic carried via a second set of optical channels from the second optical port to the first optical port. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/20/16 / #20160307442

Traffic monitoring systems and methods

In an exemplary method, a mobile device provides mobile device attribute data to a traffic monitoring subsystem, receives traffic condition data generated by the traffic monitoring subsystem based at least in part on the mobile device attribute data, and presents, by way of a user interface displayed on a display screen of the mobile device, the traffic condition data for consideration by a user of the mobile device. In certain embodiments, the presented traffic condition data includes at least one of an indication of a number of mobile devices that provided attribute data used by the traffic monitoring subsystem to generate the traffic condition data and an indication of a confidence factor for the traffic condition data.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306949

Media client device setup utilizing zero-touch installation

A device may receive and store first device information (first information), associated with a media client device (media client), and a first security key (a first key) from a content provider network (cpn); and may receive a provisioning request from the media client, including second device information (second information), based on the media client detecting an absence of a physical network connection to receive media content. The device may compare the first information and the second information and may request a second security key (a second key) based on the first information matching the second information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/20/16 / #20160303969

Vehicle occupant emergency system

A system may include a user interface, a transmitter, a processor, and a memory having a program communicatively connected to the processor. The processor may be configured to receive a body sensor output associated with an occupant of a vehicle, receive a vehicle sensor output associated with the vehicle, compare the body and vehicle sensor outputs with a threshold, prompt for a confirmation associated with at least one of the body and vehicle sensor outputs, determine an issue type based on at least one of the body and vehicle sensor outputs, and send a notification including the issue type.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/13/16 / #20160302120

Packet data network gateway handoff

A device may determine that a user device, connected to a first packet data network gateway (pgw) associated with a first area, is located in a second area associated with a second pgw. The first pgw may be associated with a provider network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/13/16 / #20160302046

Method and system for determining road conditions based on driver data

A system and method for determining adverse/dangerous road conditions based on sensor data received from a vehicle and generating alerts for other vehicles which may encounter the same condition. The system receives sensor data from a vehicle and evaluates the data to determine if the vehicle encountered a potentially dangerous road condition. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/13/16 / #20160302036

Providing a message based on translating a beacon identifier to a virtual beacon identifier

A system may receive a beacon identifier. The system may translate the beacon identifier to a virtual beacon identifier. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/13/16 / #20160300495

Secure communications with unmanned aerial vehicles

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

10/13/16 / #20160300493

Selection of networks for communicating with unmanned aerial vehicles

A device receives a request for a flight path, for a uav, from a first location to a second location, and calculates the flight path based on the request for the flight path. The device determines network requirements for the flight path based on the request, and determines scores for multiple networks with coverage areas covering a portion of the flight path. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/13/16 / #20160300492

Utilization of third party networks and third party unmanned aerial vehicle platforms

A device receives a request for a flight path, for a uav, from a first location to a second location, and calculates the flight path based on the request. The device determines network requirements for the flight path based on the request, and selects a network based on the network requirements. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/13/16 / #20160300045

Dynamic authentication

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions to randomly select a file that provides a mnemonic for a user input; present the file; receive a user input that is responsive to a presentment of the file; determine whether the user input is correct; and grant further access and use of a device based on a determination that the user input is correct, wherein when the user input is correct, the user is authenticated.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299816

Server reset and recovery

Systems and methods for server reset procedures are disclosed. Some implementations include determining, at a server, that the server is to be reset while currently being in connection to one or more peers, wherein the one or more peers store session information associated with the connection to the server, upon the determination and post reset, sending a notification from the server to the one or more peers connected to the server, and when the server reconnects with the one or more peers after the reset, automatically receiving the stored session information from the one or more peers.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/13/16 / #20160297324

Determining the number of people in a vehicle

A computer device may include logic configured to detect a wake up event that wakes the computer device from an idle mode, wherein the wake up event indicates that a user is getting ready to use a vehicle; obtain accelerometer data from an accelerometer, associated with the vehicle, during a time period that includes the wake up event; determine a number of door slam events during the time period based on the obtained accelerometer data; and determine a number of people in the vehicle based on the determined number of door slam events.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/06/16 / #20160295471

Inter-frequency cell reselection

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions to store cell reselection parameters; select a first set of at least one of candidate frequency bands or candidate frequencies based on a first parameter of the cell reselection parameters that indicates candidate frequency bands or candidate frequencies from which can be selected for cell reselection; perform inter-frequency measurement; count a number of inter-frequency measurements performed; determine whether a cell reselection criteria has been satisfied based on one or more signal threshold values; select a new cell in response to a determination that the cell reselection criteria has been met; and determine whether to select a second set of at least one of one or more candidate frequency bands or one or more candidate frequencies indicated by the first parameter in response to a determination that the cell reselection criteria has not been met.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/06/16 / #20160295408

Controlling access to a long term evolution network via a non-long term evolution access network

A device may receive, from an access network, a mobile device identifier. The mobile device identifier may identify a mobile device that is connected to the access network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/06/16 / #20160295012

Methods and systems for determining a voice quality score for a mobile telephone

An exemplary method includes a voice quality assessment system receiving, from a mobile telephone operating on a mobile network, a test record that includes network indicator data and radio frequency (“rf”) data both measured by the mobile telephone while the mobile telephone is at a location within the mobile network, and applying the network indicator data and the rf data to a voice quality model built using data provided by a plurality of mobile telephones operating on the mobile network in order to generate a voice quality score that quantifies a quality of voice communications for the mobile telephone at the location within the mobile network. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294688

Network element federation controller and forwarding box

A controller network device, in a network control layer of a service provider network, receives command input for providing services over a service provider network and provides, to a forwarding network device, a first control communication. The first control communication includes an initial output to implement the command input. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294670

Discovery and admission control of forwarding boxes in a software-defined network

A controller, in a software-defined networking control layer, may determine auto-discovery parameters and may use the auto-discovery parameters to identify a first set of forwarding boxes within a network. The controller may identify a second set of forwarding boxes within the network that communicate with or are otherwise coupled to the first set of forwarding boxes. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294644

Controller supported service maps within a federation of forwarding boxes

A controller network device, in a network control layer of a service provider network, receives one or more parameters for providing particular services over a service provider network and provides, to a forwarding network device in a network resources layer of the service provider network, a capabilities query. The capabilities query includes a feature type identifier for a feature required to support the parameters. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291275

Pre-terminated fiber cable

A cable assembly may include a plurality of cable connectors and a cable jacket. Each cable connector may include a ferrule and a cable boot. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/29/16 / #20160286466

Moderating communications within a wireless telecommunications network based on ue power saving modes

Techniques described herein may enable a wireless telecommunications network to operate more efficiently by prohibiting communications towards user equipment (ue) devices that are in a power saving mode. For example, a ue mode server may receive, from an information transfer server, a query regarding the availability of a particular ue to receive information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/29/16 / #20160286417

Cpe device installation and operation

Techniques described herein may be used to provide a self-installing customer premise equipment (cpe) device that is capable of automatically registering with, and participating in, a network of cpe devices in response to being powered on. The cpe device may be capable of logically combining a connection with a wireless cellular network and a wired network to increase bandwidth and reliability. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/29/16 / #20160285947

Sdk for providing content to users without charging for data transmission

Techniques described herein may provide a software development kit (“sdk”) for third party content providers (e.g., content providers external to a wireless telecommunications network) to provide toll-free content to users. Specifically, the transmission of such toll-free content, via the wireless telecommunications network, may not incur data charges to the user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/29/16 / #20160285703

Cpe network configuration systems and methods

Techniques described herein may be used to create and manage a network of customer premise equipment (cpe) devices (e.g., a cpe network). Cpe devices may be rapidly initialized by integrating a process for initializing the cpe devices with a wireless network with a process for initializing the cpe devices with the cpe network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/29/16 / #20160284014

Locating products using tag devices

A device may detect location information. The location information may indicate a location of the device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/29/16 / #20160283708

Image-based user authentication

An authenticity accuracy, corresponding to a personal identification number, is determined. A device presents a correct image (or group of images) and an incorrect image (or group of images). ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/29/16 / #20160280132

Method and system for providing a collision alert

An approach is provided for generating a collision alert based on the stopping distance associated with a vehicle based on an identifying characteristic. The approach includes detecting an identifying characteristic of a first vehicle traveling in front of a second vehicle. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277581

Multiple devices ringing coordination

A method includes accessing, at a first user device, an application that coordinates ringing of multiple user devices registered to a smart phone number that are within a predetermined proximity of each other. The method includes broadcasting an identity and a ring state associated with the user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277103

Actively monitored optical fiber panel

An optical fiber panel unit includes multiple fiber input ports, each configured to connect to a different one of multiple optical fibers. Each fiber input port includes a connector port configured to connect to a respective fiber panel optical path, an optical tap and a photo-detector. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275556

Smart content delivery using beacons

Techniques described herein may allow for the registration of demo devices (e.g., for-sale wireless telephones, tablet computers, etc.), and the presentation of content, such as promotional content, for the demo devices. The demo devices may output a beacon via a short-range protocol, which may include unique identifiers of the demo devices. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269899

Authenticated communication session for wireless roaming

A device forwards a set of packets between a first network device, associated with a first network, and a second network device, associated with a second network. The set of packets may be associated with permitting access, by a set of mobile devices connected to the first network, to the second network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269779

Methods and systems for stream management for a digital video recording device

An exemplary method includes a stream management system that detects a request for any device included in a media processing system to receive a media stream provided by a television service. In response, the stream management system determines that a digital video recording (“dvr”) device included in the media processing system is already receiving and recording a maximum number of media streams that the dvr device is allowed to concurrently record. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269567

Portal for toll free media subscription campaigns

A first network device receives multiple subscription data campaigns, where each of the multiple subscription data campaigns comprises media content, a free data usage quota, and a price for receiving the media content, presents the multiple subscription data campaigns to a user device associated with a user, and receives a selection of one of the multiple subscription data campaigns from the user device. The first network device receives, from a second network device, an indication that the user has successfully subscribed to the selected one of the multiple subscription data campaigns, where the second network device hosts media content associated with the selected one of the multiple subscription data campaigns, generates an authorization token that includes an identifier of the user, an identifier of the selected one of the multiple subscription data campaigns, and the free data usage quota, and sends the authorization token to the second network device.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269537

Increasing user memory space on end-of-life mobile user devices

A device provides, to a mobile user device, an instruction to increase a partition of a memory of the mobile user device, based on a determination that the mobile user device will not receive future software updates. The partition of the memory is accessible to a user of the mobile user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269457

Time-shifted playback for over-the-top linear streaming

A device may receive multiple versions of content from one or more data streams associated with a content provider. The content may include audio content and/or video content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269244

Bandwidth on demand automation

A device enables automated bandwidth on demand functionality for a user, associated with a network, based on a request of the user, and receives a particular schedule for the user and the automated bandwidth on demand functionality. The device generates provisioning commands that update bandwidth requirements of the network, for the user, based on the particular schedule. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269221

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

09/15/16 / #20160267553

Content merchandising system

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium that receives a selection from a user, via a graphical user interface, of any module from a set of modules that each provides an environment to create a content promotion pertaining to content, wherein the set of modules includes a custom module, a feed module, an operations module, a my-list module, and a system module; present a set of parameters to the user based on the selection of any of the set of modules; receive a parameter value, from the user, for each parameter of the set of parameters pertaining to a selected module of the set of modules; generate the content promotion based on the set of parameters and their corresponding parameter values; and present another graphical user interface that includes the content promotion as would be presented to a customer.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/08/16 / #20160262190

Establishing network connectivity for transmitting network traffic to or from machine devices

A machine management system provides a system and method for communicating user data with a device connected to a network. The device may register for service by the network, causing the machine management system to establish a special communications path through the network when it is determined that the device is a machine device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/08/16 / #20160262045

Blended data transmission network for machine type communications

A method includes broadcasting, from an evolved node b (enodeb), a plurality of public land mobile networks (plmn) identifiers (ids). The plurality of plmn-ids include at least one plmn-id for a data intensive network and at least one m-plmn-id for machine type communications (mtc) in a short messaging network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/08/16 / #20160262014

Method and system for configuring a device for use over a communication network

An approach and system for readying the device for use over a communication network is described. The system processes label information associated with a device unregistered for use by a user over a communication network of a service provider to determine a pairing identifier assigned by the service provider to a transmitter associated with the device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261740

Delivering a toll-free caller id on toll-free calls

A computer device may include logic configured to receive a session initiation protocol (sip) telephone call and identify the sip telephone call as originating from a first toll-free telephone number and destined for a second toll-free telephone number. The computer device may further determine a screened telephone number associated with the first toll-free telephone number; generate a diversion header that includes the determined screened telephone number for the sip telephone call, in response to identifying the sip telephone call as originating from the first toll-free telephone number and destined for the second toll-free telephone number; and send the sip telephone call to a local exchange carrier network associated with the second toll-free telephone number.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261621

Network threat detection and management system based on user behavior information

A device may receive behavior information that identifies a first user, of a first set of users, in association with a behavior. The behavior may relate to one or more requests, from a client device being used by the first user, to access a network resource. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258777

Driving assistance based on road infrastructure information

A user equipment (ue) provides driving assistance based on road infrastructure information. The ue may include a wireless interface which communicates over a wireless channel, a position determination system configured to determine a position of the ue, a memory configured to store instructions, and a processor configured to execute the instructions stored in the memory. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/01/16 / #20160255662

Providing a network gateway for user devices

A device may receive information associated with establishing a gateway connection. The gateway connection may be an ad hoc connection to a user device that permits the user device to transfer network traffic to/from a base station via another user device and without the user device directly connecting to the base station via a radio access network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/01/16 / #20160255536

Providing a quality-of-service-based service from a cellular network via a wireless sharing device

A device associated with a cellular network may receive a request for a quality-of-service based service from a wireless sharing device that is in communication with a user device. The user device may connect with the cellular network via the wireless sharing device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/01/16 / #20160255414

Tagging and sharing media content clips with dynamic ad insertion

A system may receive tag information, associated with media content, that includes a tag and a tag time. The system may generate, based on the tag information, clip information that includes a start time and an end time for a media content clip associated with the media content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/01/16 / #20160255391

Systems and methods for managing pairing of remote control devices with a plurality of media content processing devices

An exemplary method includes a remote control device management system pairing a remote control device with a first media content processing device; detecting, after the pairing of the remote control device with the first media content processing device, that a second media content processing device receives an infrared (“ir”) signal transmitted from the remote control device together with a non-infra-red (“non-ir”) based wireless communication signal; determining that the remote control device is not paired with the second media content processing device by determining that the ir signal received by the second media content processing device includes an ir token that identifies the remote control device as being paired with the first media content processing device; and re-pairing, in response to the determination, the remote control device with the second media content processing device in place of the first media content processing device. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/01/16 / #20160254904

Network services via trusted execution environment

A device includes one or more communication interfaces that communicate via at least one link or a network; a device memory; a device processing unit; and a trusted execution environment (tee) that is secure from the device processing unit and the device memory. The tee obtains a public encryption key and a private encryption key pair, stores the private encryption key in a secure memory in the trusted execution environment (tee), and executes a first trusted application, within the tee, to perform a pki function using the private encryption key.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

09/01/16 / #20160253676

Troubleshooting a problem with user equipment based on a location of a user

A device may be configured to receive a technical support request from a mobile device. The technical support request may request troubleshooting for a problem with user equipment. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/25/16 / #20160249224

Coexistence of lte-u with wifi and/or another lte-u system in unlicensed spectrum

Techniques are described that provide for the collaborative co-existence of lte-u base stations and access points associated with technologies, such as wifi, that use unlicensed frequency spectrum. In one implementation, a lte-u device may select a frequency block, in an unlicensed frequency spectrum, based on measured signal strengths and decoded master information blocks (mibs) that are broadcast in the unlicensed frequency spectrum. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/25/16 / #20160247404

Identifying unmanned aerial vehicles for mission performance

A device receives a request for a mission that includes traversal of a flight path from a first location to a second location and performance of mission operations, and calculates the flight path from the first location to the second location based on the request. The device determines required capabilities for the mission based on the request, and identifies uavs based on the required capabilities for the mission. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/25/16 / #20160246351

Battery save mode

A battery-powered device may receive document data that includes information associated with a document. The device may determine a battery level and may determine whether the battery level satisfies a threshold value. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241507

Method and apparatus for group messaging

Methods, systems, and apparatuses for group messaging are disclosed. An exemplary method includes a group messaging system receiving a broadcast message from an originating user, imposing a limit on a number of text characters included in the broadcast message, identifying a group of intended recipients of the broadcast message, determining contact information for an intended recipient included in the group, determining at least one broadcast message sending method for the intended recipient, and sending the broadcast message to the intended recipient using the at least one broadcast message sending method.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239866

Providing on-demand audience based on network

A device receives, from a client device, a first request associated with target audience criteria and a time constraint. Based on the target audience criteria, the device sends, to an information device, a network state request. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239674

Network-based client side encryption

A device may provide an upload request to upload a file. The device may receive, based on the upload request, a unique identifier associated with the device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234312

Scalability and redundacy for machine-to-machine (m2m) architecture

A system may comprise an aggregator gateway associated with a zone. The system may further comprise a first relay gateway and a second relay gateway connected to the aggregator. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234284

Incentivized sharing for toll-free data

A network device provides, to a user device, an application for managing viewing and sharing of content available via an internet service provider, and assigns a unique code for a user of the user device. The network device provides a catalog of available content items that includes toll-free data (tfd) content items with a different tfd uniform resource locator (url) for each tfd content item in the catalog of available content items. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234134

Dynamic removal of mac table entries based on a mac table fullness level

A device may store a data structure containing entries and times associated with the entries. The device may determine a fullness level associated with the data structure. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234099

Application-based path computation

A software-defined network (sdn) may include a controller that causes data an flow to be routed at least partially based on an application associated with the flow. The controller may identify an application associated with a flow and may determine desired transmission characteristics associated with the application. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/04/16 / #20160227590

Dynamic on-demand data network connection control service

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide for receiving a request from an end device to access a network; obtaining subscription data pertaining to the end device based on the request; determining whether to establish a default bearer during an attachment procedure based on at least one of the request or the subscription data; permitting attachment to the network without establishment of the default bearer based on determining not to establish the default bearer; and storing context data that indicates the end device is attached without the default bearer based on the permitting. Additionally, the method, the device, and the non-transitory storage medium provide for end device-side and network device-side setting up and tearing down of the default bearer subsequent to attachment.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/04/16 / #20160227475

Scanning for a preferred network during an active connection to another network

When connected to an alternate network, a user device may search for a preferred network when the user device is actively transmitting traffic via the alternate network. As such, the user device may search for, and potentially locate, the preferred network faster than when the user device waits to search for the preferred network after becoming idle. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

08/04/16 / #20160224219

One click photo rotation

A system includes a processor, a display device, an input device and a memory with an application executable on the processor. The display device has a display frame of reference with an origin, in which the display device displays an object with the origin contained within the object. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/28/16 / #20160217694

Information collection and component/software upgrades for unmanned aerial vehicles

A device receives, from a user device, a request for a flight path for a uav to travel in a geographical region, and determines a suggested component/software for the uav based on capability information associated with the uav. The device provides, to the user device, information associated with the suggested component/software, and calculates the flight path based on the capability information and real time information and non-real time information associated with the geographical region. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/28/16 / #20160216711

Scheduling of unmanned aerial vehicles for mission performance

A device receives a request for a mission that includes traversal of a flight path from one or more first locations to a second location and performance of mission operations, and determines required capabilities and constraints for the mission based on the request. The device identifies uavs based on the required capabilities and the constraints, and calculates a cost effective mission plan, for the identified uavs, based on the required capabilities and the constraints. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/28/16 / #20160214533

Autonomous vehicle cameras used for near real-time imaging

A device may receive a request for imaging of a particular location. The device may identify one or more sensors associated with imaging the particular location. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212602

Adding a unique identification header to non-operator network communication

A device may receive an identifier for a subscriber of a first network. The subscriber may be associated with the device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212327

Personal camera companion for real-time streaming

A device may display content being captured by a personal camera associated with a user. The device may receive an indication to stream the content based on a user interaction with the device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/14/16 / #20160205053

Centralized communications controller

A message or system may receive a message, and may determine contents and metadata associated with the message. The contents and metadata may be used to identify another user device, such as a device located at a different entity. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/14/16 / #20160203649

Method and system for providing autonomous car errands

A delivery server may generate two separate security codes following a transaction between a user and a vendor, as well as a hash of the combination of the codes. The server may provide the first code to the user and the second code to the vendor, and provide the hash of a combination of the codes to both the vendor and the user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/07/16 / #20160198385

Dynamic hand-over parameter control

Methods and systems for dynamic parameter selection are provided. A station receives a condition measurement report from user equipment (ue) served by the station. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/07/16 / #20160197815

Confidentially determining route diversity for network routes

A device receives, from a customer device, a request for a diversity determination associated with a first route provided in a first provider network and a second route provided in a second provider network. The request includes a first identifier associated with the first route and a second identifier associated with the second route. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/07/16 / #20160197777

Delayed incremental and adaptive provisioning of wireless services

A system and method are described for provisioning a wireless service on a wireless network. The wireless network includes: at least one of an in-network service element and an out-of-network service element; and a provisioning-manager module (spm) for activating the at least one of the service elements for servicing a user, wherein the spm counts a number of subscribers of the at least one service element, and performs one of the following: (a) provisions the user, if the number of subscribers is below a threshold count level, or (b) de-provisions another user, if the number of subscribers is above the threshold count level. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/07/16 / #20160196582

Subscriber location audience insights for enterprise networks

One or more network devices provide, to a user device, a configuration file that identifies data collection parameters for the user device across multiple different applications residing on the user device. The network devices receive, from the user device, user input to indicate a brand of interest to the user, and receive a trigger request, which indicates that the user device is within proximity of a point of interest for the brand. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/07/16 / #20160196556

Fund transfer

Systems and methods for an enhanced fund transfer service are described. Some implementations include receiving, at a first mobile station, instructions to preauthorize a particular value of funds for a transaction, generating, at the first mobile station and based on the instructions, a preauthorization for the particular value of funds, where the preauthorization identifies one or more of: the particular value, a particular time when the preauthorization expires or a geographic location within which the preauthorization is valid, transmitting the generated preauthorization, from the first mobile station to a second mobile station, where the preauthorization is used by the second mobile station complete a transaction within the particular value, and displaying an indication at the first mobile station when the transaction using the preauthorization is completed using the second mobile station, where the indication includes a transacted value of funds and an identification of an entity that received the transacted funds.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/07/16 / #20160196526

Smart hook for retail inventory tracking

A smart hook system for a store display including a hook configured to hang smart items having a resistor and a capacitor for display in a store. The hook at least one resistive electrical contact configured to come into electrical circuit contact with the resistor of the smart items hanging on the hook, and at least one capacitive electrical contact configured to come into electrical contact with the capacitor of the smart items that are hanging on hook. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

07/07/16 / #20160196525

Accommodating mobile destinations for unmanned aerial vehicles

A device receives a request for a flight path for a uav to travel from a location to an anticipated location associated with a mobile device, and determines capability information for the uav based on component information associated with the uav. The device receives information associated with a current location, a direction of travel, and a speed of the mobile device, and calculates the flight path from the location to the anticipated location associated with the mobile device based on the capability information and based on the information associated with the current location, the direction of travel, and the speed of the mobile device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173463

Local security key generation

A calling device may obtain a first calling security parameter by registering with a network and obtain a second calling security parameter in response to causing an application authentication architecture of the network to verify that that the calling device is authorized to access a network service corresponding to a communication application stored by the calling device. The calling device may communicate the first and second calling security parameters to a called device and receive first and second called security parameters from the called device in response to communicating the first and second calling security parameters. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171505

Extract, transform, and load (etl) processing

Systems and methods for an extract, transform and load (etl) framework are disclosed. Some implementations include retrieving, at a server, chat and call log files from a customer service database, automatically including the chat and call log files into a server database, receiving, one or more queries related to the chat and call log files in the server database, where the queries include one or more of phrase queries or wildcard queries, processing the one or more queries to generate results satisfying the one or more queries, and providing the results of the queries to a client computing device for display, wherein the retrieving, the automatically including, the receiving and the processing are performed in parallel at the server.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171180

Incentivized wellness behavior modification

A device receives healthcare information that includes information associated with a health of a user. The healthcare information is received from a multiple devices that monitor the health of the user and/or store information regarding the health of the user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165663

Secure connected device control and monitoring system

Examples are disclosed that facilitate connecting in a secure and efficient manner a mobile device to networked-enabled devices located in a premises. The security of the networked-enabled, connected devices in the premises may be maintained by use of a gateway device situated behind a home router. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/09/16 / #20160164783

Dynamic flow management

A device and method comprises receiving a network request, and provides a dynamic flow management and a conditional logic provisioning command driver in the form of a computational instruction in response to the network request. The network request is received by a processor accessible in a network from at least one requesting subscriber unit subscribing to a first network service configuration. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/09/16 / #20160164322

Weak component detection for charging capacity control

A charger and a mobile device exchange messages indicating that high wattage charging is supported over a bidirectional communication channel. After the message exchange, the charger sends a controlled output voltage and current to the mobile device over a cable connected between the charger and the mobile device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162910

Capture of retail store data and aggregated metrics

A computer extracts traffic data from one or more traffic servers and stores the traffic data in a database. The computer also extracts and stores customer wait time, resource management, and point of sale (pos) data from one or more retail store servers in the database, and each of the retail store servers can correspond to a retail store. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162861

Managing electronic transactions

A system and method are provided for electronic transaction management. An input is received from a mobile device over a wireless communication network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162535

Relational data model variant

Systems and methods for handling queries are disclosed. A computer determines that a data-table includes a problematic-key. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162275

Identification and isolation of incompatible applications during a platform update

An application (“app”) checker identifies and isolates incompatible applications on a mobile device during a software platform update. After receiving a target platform version number from an update server, the app checker generates a list of installed applications on the mobile device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162150

Cellphone manager

Mobile phone application graphically shrinks a display in response to a flick down in right or left diagonal direction, thereby enabling easier operation with a single hand. Soft keys in a menu bar are provided at the bottom of the display conveniently to facilitate single hand use.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162125

System and method for providing media preview for playlists

An approach is provided for organizing media items in a playlist for playback on the first device based on selection of media items in the second device. The approach involves generating a playlist of one or more media items for playback on a first device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/02/16 / #20160157239

Device centric distributed re-enabling of background application data communication

To reduce the potential for renewed network congestion after a need for a restriction of data communications for background applications has been eliminated, the examples implement techniques in which a mobile device calculates a distributed deactivation delay value corresponding to an amount of time to wait before deactivating the restriction. The mobile device may generate a seed value unique to the mobile device for use in generating an initial distributed deactivation delay value and random control values generated by a threshold determination. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/02/16 / #20160157159

Non-invasive differentiated wireless transmission detection

A non-intrusive method of determining whether a mobile device is transmitting through a wi-fi router or a cellular network is described. The method includes monitoring messages relating to a wireless network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/02/16 / #20160157147

Enhanced cell global identifier-based handover from an enodeb to a home enodeb

Examples are disclosed that facilitate using enhanced cell global identifier to effectively manage the handover of cellular communication services for a mobile device in an lte network from a source, or serving, evolved node b (enb) to a target home evolved node b (henb). The increased use of henbs to provide service to mobile devices creates issues for the management of tracking area identifiers associated with the enb and henbs and may increase tracking area update (tau) signaling in the cellular network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/02/16 / #20160157114

Identification of wireless communication congestion

Near real time identification of predicted wireless communication congestion is based on a relationship between a number of key performance indicator (kpi) trend prediction values and corresponding kpi trend thresholds. Each kpi trend prediction value is calculated based on a number of past intervals and a number of kpis corresponding to each past interval of the number of past intervals utilizing linear regression. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/02/16 / #20160157092

Uicc sms routing to device application

Information regarding the status of an update to a universal integrated circuit card (uicc) being performed across a mobile wireless communication network is provided to a server involved in the update process and/or to a user of the mobile communication device having the uicc. The uicc update server sends an update trigger to the mobile communication device, and the uicc initiates establishment of a communication link to receive the update. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/02/16 / #20160156641

Identification of potential fraudulent website activity

Identification of potential fraudulent website activity is performed based on log entry analysis. A log entry representing a user referral from an external referrer is processed to determine whether the referred user performed a log in procedure at a user account website of an organization. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/02/16 / #20160156207

Mobile charging station

A mobile charging station includes a plurality of drawers, an off-the-grid power source and a fastening element. Each of the drawers is configured to allow for secure storage of a mobile device and includes a charging lead and a charging circuit configured to connect to the charging lead and to charge the mobile device connected to the charging lead. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155187

Customized virtual reality user environment control

A device may receive identification information associated with a user. The device may determine user information based on the identification information associated with the user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155178

Microsites architecture

Systems and methods for integrating distinct software architectures are disclosed. In some implementations, a content management server receives, from a customer device, a request for a page associated with a product for sale. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155150

Creating an annotation for a signage

A signage application of a mobile device receives a request for information relating to a signage. The request includes a keyword associated with the signage. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149923

Key management system for toll-free data service

A system may receive a network address to be validated to determine whether the network address is associated with a toll-free data service. The system may perform a validation operation to validate that the network address is associated with the toll-free data service. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/19/16 / #20160143028

Remotely configurable mobile wireless access point device

Provided is an intelligent mobile wireless access point device that is set-up to allow for remote configuration of the access point device, via a mobile communication network, by a configuration server. A configuration file for a mobile wireless access point device is maintained by a service provider in a configuration server. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142886

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

05/19/16 / #20160142536

Multiple secondary device call controls and protocols

To control secondary devices of a subscriber whose primary device is subscribed to a mobile network, a secondary mobile directory number (“mdn”) and secondary device identifiers are employed. After the primary device is rung, an authentication and call waiting engine receives a request from a telephony gateway to retrieve identifiers of any secondary devices that are linked to a primary mdn of the primary device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140824

Systems and methods for notifying users of vehicle conditions

Systems and methods are disclosed for notifying users of vehicle conditions. According to certain embodiments, the system comprises at least one processor configured to determine whether an ambient temperature associated with a vehicle exceeds a temperature threshold and detect a sound associated with the vehicle. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127856

Automatic implementation of preferences based on detection of a mobile device

A detector, positioned at a first geographic location, receives a message from a mobile device that is sent without a request from the detector and via a short-range communications protocol, such as bluetooth® or other wpan. The detector parses the message to obtain data associated with the mobile device, such as extracting a media access control (mac) address, a device type, or other information from the message. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127791

Media guide user interface systems and methods

Exemplary systems and methods provide a media guide graphical user interface having distinct views dedicated to presenting different sets of information about media content distributed by way of a media service, such as a first view dedicated to presenting information about media programs scheduled for distribution by way of a media service during one or more time slots that overlap a current time and a second view dedicated to presenting information about media programs scheduled for distribution by way of the media service during one or more time slots that are temporally subsequent to the one or more time slots that overlap the current time. In certain examples, a requested view of the media guide graphical user interface is dynamically populated with a select set of categories and category-specific media programs based on one or more predefined selection factors.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127789

Methods and systems for providing source-agnostic access to media programs

An exemplary computer-implemented media service system detects user input representative of a request by a user to flag a set of related media programs, monitors an availability of the media programs from a plurality of different presentation sources, determines when the user is likely to access each media program included in the set of related media programs, dynamically selects, based on the monitored availability of the media programs from the different presentation sources and on when the user is likely to access each media program included in the set of related media programs, a presentation source from the plurality of different presentation sources for each media program included in the set of related media programs, and provides the user with access to each media program included in the set of related media programs by way of a single user interface. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127788

Methods and systems for providing context-based customer support for a user interface view associated with a television service

An exemplary computer-implemented television service system detects, while a media content processing device is presenting a user interface view associated with a television service within a display screen in communication with the media content processing device, an input command provided by a user of the media content processing device and representative of a request for customer support. In response, the system identifies a context within which the input command is provided by the user, selects, based on the identified context, customer support content provided by the television service and associated with the user interface view being presented within the display screen, and directs the media content processing device to present the customer support content within the user interface view. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127785

Media channel navigation user interface systems and methods

An exemplary method includes a media channel navigation user interface system detecting, while media content distributed on a media channel is being presented for display on a display screen, a user request to launch a media channel navigation user interface, and providing, in response to the detected user request and for concurrent display with the presentation of the media content on the display screen, a media channel navigation user interface pane comprising a set of media channel navigation tools that include at least media content channel navigation tools selectable by a user to launch different types of menus of media channels in the media channel navigation user interface pane.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127784

Context-based media program presentation methods and systems

An exemplary computer-implemented media service system detects an input command provided by a user to initiate a viewing session by way of a display screen in communication with a media content processing device that operates in accordance with a media service, identifies a context within which the input command is provided by the user, selects, based on the identified context, a media program available by way of the media service and that is potentially of interest to the user, and directs the media content processing device to present the media program by way of the display screen when the viewing session begins in response to the input command. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127780

Media service user interface systems and methods

An exemplary computer-implemented media service user interface system detects a request for information about a media program series and, in response, generates a media program series page for the media program series and provides a view of at least a portion of the media program series page for display on a display screen. In certain examples, the system generates the media program series page by determining, across multiple different media content presentation sources by way of which media content is accessible through a media service for presentation by a media content access device, episodes of the media program series that are available for access by the media content access device through the media service, and populating the media program series page with page content that represents the episodes of the media program series that are available for access by the media content access device through the media service.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127777

Media service personalization systems and methods

An exemplary media service personalization system maintains profiles for multiple media service access devices associated with an end-user account with a media service, generates a merged profile based on the profiles for the media service access devices, and directs a communal media service access device associated with the end-user account to personalize the media service based on the merged profile.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127034

Network protection through excess directions of reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexor (roadm)

A first reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (roadm) and a second roadm are connected by a primary light path and a protection light path. The first roadm includes a first direction and a second direction, and the second roadm includes a third direction and a fourth direction. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125740

Unmanned aerial vehicle identity and capability verification

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

05/05/16 / #20160125721

Alerting users when a user device is dropped

A user device may monitor sensor data gathered by the user device; detect, based on the sensor data, that the user device has been dropped; and output, based on detecting that the user device has been dropped, an alert indicating that the user device has been dropped.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

05/05/16 / #20160124916

Image decoding method and apparatus for browser

Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with rendering a web page are disclosed herein. In embodiments, a method may include rendering, by a main thread of a browser, one or more non-image objects of the web page; decoding in parallel, by an image decoder of the browser, an image of the web page, while the main thread renders the one or more non-image objects of the web page. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/28/16 / #20160119405

Global entity-to-entity integration platform using standards-based application program interfaces (apis)

A system and method may provide standardized application programming interfaces that enable global entity-to-entity communications, such as to enable a process associated with one entity to access multiple systems at another entity. Some benefits of a global, standardized api-based entity-to-entity data exchange and integration platform include reduced cycle times by accelerating service delivery through automated and streamed data collection processes and an improved overall interface experience by embedding data collection processes into existing tools and improving accuracy by reducing manual data entry errors. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/28/16 / #20160119163

Billing multiple packet flows associated with a client router

A method includes receiving at a network device, an identifier from a vehicle routing device. The vehicle routing device is configured to identify packet data flows based on an application running on a vehicle client device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117692

System and methods for consumer managed behavioral data

A method may permit a consumer to manage behavioral data. The method may include receiving, at an infrastructure device, parameters provided by an administrative device over a local area network (lan), and configuring, based on the received parameters, the infrastructure device for collection and control of consumer managed behavioral data (cmbd) associated with at least one client device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117270

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

04/07/16 / #20160100364

Reducing power consumption on location reference devices

A device may request location information for a location reference device (lrd); receive, based on the request, the location information for the lrd via a cellular network connection; transmit, via the cellular network, an instruction to direct the lrd to activate a non-cellular radio on the lrd; receive wireless signals outputted via the non-cellular radio; determine a distance between the user device and the lrd based on a strength of the wireless signals received by the user device; and audibly or visually indicate, by the user device, the determined distance between the user device and the lrd.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/07/16 / #20160098860

System and method for providing live augmented reality content

A rendering platform for providing live augmented reality content to a user device is disclosed. The rendering platform receives augmented reality content associated with an event via a multicast data channel. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

04/07/16 / #20160098369

Smart harness

A smart harness may comprise a connector configured to selectively plug into and be removable from an electronic control unit (“ecu”) of a vehicle, a first on-board diagnostics device (“first obd device”), and a second on-board diagnostics device (“second obd device”). The smart harness may further comprise at least one transceiver configured to receive and send diagnostic information between the ecu and the first obd device and the second obd device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/31/16 / #20160094964

Automatic vehicle crash detection using onboard devices

Vehicle collisions may be automatically detected and reported based to a call center. The collisions may be automatically detected based on a collision detection model that receives sensor data, or other data, as input, and outputs an indication of whether there is a collision. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/31/16 / #20160094881

Methods and systems for facilitating media service personalization by way of a capacitive sensing remote control device

In an exemplary method, a media service personalization system determines a first frequency response pattern based on frequency responses to a plurality of alternating current signal frequencies output to at least one external electrode of a remote control device, correlates the first frequency response pattern to a first personalized mode of operation, and directs a media service access device to operate in accordance with the first personalized mode of operation. In certain examples, the media service personalization system directs a frequency response determination facility of the remote control device to output the plurality of alternating current signal frequencies to the at least one external electrode of the remote control device and measure the frequency responses to the plurality of alternating current signal frequencies.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/31/16 / #20160094810

System and method for providing neighborhood services through networked cameras

An approach for implementing a network of cameras for providing one or more services in a neighborhood is provided. The approach includes creating a network of cameras, wherein the cameras are associated with one or more users participating in the network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/31/16 / #20160094724

Provisioning a trial service to a mobile device

A request to provision a trial service to a user device is received, and the trial service relates to offering a service to the user device during a trial time period. The request is confirmed as originating from the user device by forwarding a confirmation code to the user device, and receiving the confirmation code from the user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/31/16 / #20160094521

Data encryption, transport, and storage service for carrier-grade networks

A method, a system, and a non-transitory storage medium for storing user preferences pertaining to a data encryption service that provides on-demand encryption for data in-flight and at rest; receiving data from a user device; determining whether to invoke the data encryption service based on the data and the user preferences; generating a key to encrypt the data based on determining that the data encryption service is to be invoked; generating a first message that includes the data, the key, and data indicating where encrypted data is to be stored; establishing a secure connection with a device; and transmitting the first message to the device via the secure connection.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/31/16 / #20160094397

Disbursement of registration information to application/service layer at time of registration with a network

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide for receiving registration information during a registration with a network, wherein the registration information includes a user identifier of a user registering with another network device of the network and an identifier of the other network device; determining whether registration information pertaining to a previous registration by the user with the network is stored; determining that the registration information pertaining to the previous registration is not stored; storing the received registration information based on determining that the registration information pertaining to the previous registration is not stored; selecting which application server of the network to transmit the received registration information; transmitting the received registration information to the application server based on the selecting; and using the received registration information to provide a service by the application server.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/31/16 / #20160093212

Using aerial imaging to provide supplemental information about a location

Aerial images, such as images from satellites or other aerial imaging devices, may be used to assist in responding to the occurrence of events (such as vehicle accidents or other emergency events) or conditions. In one implementation, an alert may be received indicating a condition or event associated with a user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/24/16 / #20160088527

Managing transmission dependent handovers

A device may receive information regarding a communication session associated with a user device and may determine, based on the received information, a type of communication session associated with the communication session. The device may determine, based on the determined type of communication session, handover parameters associated with the communication session and may transmit the handover parameters to the user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/24/16 / #20160088450

Group text messaging to emergency services

A device may receive, from a user device, a group text message. The device may identify a group of recipients associated with the group text message. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/24/16 / #20160088359

Mobile notification of television programs

A set-top box (stb) causes a display device to present a notification during a time period. The notification identifies digital contents, such as television show, available for access via the stb. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/24/16 / #20160088348

Recording content multiple times and reserving a copy of the content for check out

A device may be configured to receive a request to record content. The device may receive copy control information associated with the content that indicates a first quantity of copies of the content that the device is permitted to make available for check out from each recording of the content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/24/16 / #20160088334

Automatic suggestion for switching broadcast media content to on-demand media content

A device obtains an on-demand catalog associated with an on-demand media service, a broadcast schedule associated with a broadcast media service, and a status associated with a media client. Based on information contained in the status and information contained in the broadcast schedule, the device identifies a media content being played by the media client using the broadcast media service. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/24/16 / #20160088163

Managing charging system traffic

Systems and methods for an enhanced online charging system service are described. A first signaling message is received from an originating mobile station for transmission over a network to a destination mobile station, wherein the first signaling message includes a voice message or a data message. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/24/16 / #20160088150

Voice to text conversion during active call including voice

Voice to text (vtt) call transcription technologies are provided. At least one server receives a request from a mobile device to initiate a transcription of voice communication of a call between the mobile device and another device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/24/16 / #20160087944

Key management for mixed encrypted-unencrypted content

Based on a request for media content from a media client, a device identifies one or more: segments of encrypted media content; encryption keys for decrypting the segments of encrypted media content; and segments of unencrypted media content. The device determines an order for sending the one or more segments of encrypted and unencrypted media content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086390

Smart dongle for use with telematics devices

A smart dongle device may comprise a connector configured to plug into and be removable from an ecu/diagnostic connector of a vehicle, a transceiver configured to communicatively connect with a remote device, and a processor and a memory having a program communicatively connected to the processor. The processor may be configured to read vehicle information including at least one ecu output from the ecu connector, store the vehicle information, process the vehicle information, and send the vehicle information to the remote device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086194

Method, apparatus and system for providing a secure and user identifiable service signature

An approach is provide for creating a secure and user-identifiable service signature. The approach involves creating a signature associated with a service, wherein the service is provided by a service provider to a user in conjunction with another party, and wherein the signature is personalized to the user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080923

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

03/17/16 / #20160080815

Personalized content aggregation platform

A user device receives, from a network device, a content index of content items available for presentation via a content distribution network. The user device presents a user interface to configure a personalized channel plan and receives, via the user interface, user input to configure the personalized channel plan. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080807

Content publishing for personalized content aggregation platform

Network devices provide, to a content source device, an uplink user interface to describe and upload video content. The network devices receive, via the uplink user interface, descriptive information for the video content and generate, based on the descriptive information received via the uplink user interface, a unique content identifier for the video content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080793

Network for personalized content aggregation platform

One or more network devices provide, to a user device, a content list of content items available for presentation. The one or more network devices receive, from the user device, a personalized channel plan that includes a schedule of selected content items, from the content list, for presentation on a viewing device that is different than the user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080579

Differentiated mms billing based on roaming status determination of user devices

A first device may receive an indication that a multimedia message service (mms message) message has been sent from a first user device to a second user device; obtain, from a second device, the roaming status of the first user device at a time that the mms message was sent by the first user device; generate a call details record (cdr) indicating the obtained roaming status of the first user device at the time the mms message was sent by the first user device; and store or output the cdr to a billing system that charges an account, associated with the first user device, for sent mms message. An amount charged by the billing system may be based on the roaming status of the first user device at the time at which mms message are sent by the first user device.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080572

Call drop intelligent engine

The disclosed embodiments provide systems and methods for managing calls received by a call center. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed that may include receiving and routing a first call to a first agent. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080563

Msc logic for sip invite with imrn

A method of receiving, by a mobile switching center (msc), a first call associated with an ip multimedia subsystem (ims) network. The method determines whether an origination request return result (orreq rr) message, associated with the first received call, was previously received by the msc. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080322

Parental control management and enforcement based on hardware identifiers

A device may receive a first indication that a user device connected to a first network device associated with a first network, the first indication including a hardware identifier associated with the user device; identify a policy set associated with the hardware identifier; and output the policy set to the first network device. The outputting may cause the first network device to filter traffic, transmitted via the first network device and destined for the user device, in accordance with the policy set. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080248

Network service restoration-on-demand

A method of establishing a first network connection of a wired network with a customer premise equipment (cpe) installed at a customer premise (cp). The method monitors the first network connection and detects an outage of the first network connection. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080163

Navigation crowd sourcing based on lte multicast

A method for providing crowd sourced navigation alerts including receiving, at a user equipment (ue), an multimedia broadcast multicast service (mbms) start session message when the ue is located within a predefined mbms area. The method may further include receiving traffic message data, which includes information regarding at least one traffic event, over the mbms session, where the traffic message data may be based on at least one traffic notification provided by at least one second ue. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080073

System and method for providing cellular signals to mobile device users travelling by air

A system and method are disclosed for providing broadband network access to mobile devices during air travel. The system transmits a first signal from a phased array antenna towards an airspace. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078903

Sharing and synchronizing content

A device may provide a video content item for display and receive a request to share the video content item with another device for a synchronized playing of the video content item by the device and the other device. The device may generate a stream of the video content item based on a point within the video content item currently played by the device and transmit the stream to the other device to synchronize playing of the video content item by the device and the other device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078489

Systems and methods of using social media data to personalize media content recommendations

In an exemplary method, a media content recommendation system determines that a media service account of an end user of a media service is linked to a social media account of the end user, accesses social media data from the social media account of the end user of the media service, generates a media content recommendation personalized to the end user of the media service based on the social media data, and provides the media content recommendation to an access device for presentation to the end user of the media service.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078030

Mobile device smart media filtering

A mobile device receives media files, and automatically tags each of the media files with tags, comprising data or meta-data, based on: 1) other mobile users proximate to the mobile device, 2) a current location of the mobile device, 3) facial recognition analysis applied to each of the first media files, 4) subject or content recognition analysis applied to each of the first media files, 5) a current date, and/or 6) a usage history associated with each of the first media files. The mobile device stores the tagged media files, and receives a user request to search the media files. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/17/16 / #20160077953

Release template

A project change control record in a release template controls the release of a code change from a change control platform into a test environment. The change control platform receives the code change from a developer. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073318

Selective hand over of a session based on a speed at which a mobile device is traveling

A device is configured to establish a session with a mobile device. The session may allow the mobile device to communicate with or via an operator network via the device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073300

Device state derivation

Systems and methods for device state derivation are described. Some implementations include receiving, from a mobile station at a state derivation server, current connectivity characteristics of one or more radio access technologies (rats) that are serviced by a modem of the mobile station, analyzing the one or more connectivity characteristics to determine one or more of: whether the mobile station is tuning away from a particular rat to access another rat or a duration for which the mobile station is tuning away from the particular rat to access the other rat, based on the analyzing, determining a current connectivity state of the mobile station, and displaying the current connectivity state at a user interface of a computing device associated with the state derivation server.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073290

Fault analytics framework for qos based services

A device may be configured to determine a current state of each of multiple operator network devices that provide a service via an operator network. The device may determine an allowable event at an operator network device based on the current state of the operator network device and model information that models behavior of the operator network device for the service. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073284

Device assisted multi-step adaptive discontinuous reception (drx) operations using power preference indicator

Examples of power conservation management for user equipment based on the operating state of the user equipment are provided. A user equipment may implement a power managing application that monitors the activity of the user equipment, such as the number of applications open on the user equipment, the data usage requirements for each open application, data delay tolerances for each application and/or a level of user interaction with the device at a given moment. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073271

System and method for providing extension of network coverage

An approach is provided for causing an extension of secure emergency network resources via one or more trusted point of presence. The approach involves determining a networking context, wherein the networking context initiates a request to join an extension mesh network to a currently trusted network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073242

Directional messaging among mobile devices

A system and method are provided for directional messaging among mobile devices. An input is received from a first mobile device, identifying a directional range for sending a message to a second mobile device within the directional range. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073235

Systems and methods for providing real-time dynamic display of underground facilities

A system and method for providing a dynamic display of buried facilities at a user device. The system receives the device's current location. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073180

Maintaining channel-invariant optical network unit (onu) equalization delay in a passive optical network

A device determines a zero-distance equalization delay and an order for optical line terminal (olt) channel terminations (cts), and determines a round-trip propagation time between a first olt ct, based on the order, and an optical network unit (onu). The device determines an equalization delay based on the round-trip propagation time, and hands over the onu to a next olt ct. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073166

Methods and systems for identifying a media program clip associated with a trending topic

An exemplary method of identifying a media program clip associated with a trending topic includes receiving a plurality of media content streams representative of a plurality of media programs, detecting, while the media content streams are being received, caption data included in the media content streams and associated with the media programs, identifying, based on the detected caption data, a trending topic associated with the plurality of media programs, and identifying a media program clip associated with the trending topic. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073159

Automatic self-help video playback for set-top box troubleshooting

A set-top box (stb) determines an occurrence of a first stb error during operation of the stb, and identifies a first error code that corresponds to the first stb error. The stb maps the first error code to a first self-help video of multiple self-help videos stored at the stb, and plays back the first self-video via a display device coupled to the stb.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073153

Automated audio adjustment

In embodiments, apparatuses, methods and storage media are described that are associated with adjusting audio during content presentation. While content is being presented, one or more persons may be identified that are consuming the content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160072894

Provisioning network devices based on network connectivity type

A device may receive a request to establish a connection between a first device and a second device. The request may include information identifying a network connectivity type. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160072798

Biometric softkey system

A computing system is described in which biometric softkeys control access to and launch computer applications in response to one or a combination of biometric signatures. After having been registered, biometric signatures are received and mapped to applications of the user environment. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160071403

Method, apparatus and system for broadcasting an alarm for an alarm group

An approach for broadcasting an alarm to a plurality of devices associated with an alarm group. The alarm is associated with a plurality of devices in an alarm group. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160071379

Data display for signaling aid in emergency and disaster situations

A user device may be used to communicate a message to a rescue vehicle, such as a helicopter, an airplane, etc. A user may provide the user device with message content data, such as a name, a description of a geographic location, whether the user is in need of medical attention, etc., and the user device may create a message pattern based on the message content data. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160070597

Dynamic zone-based cloud management

A system may be configured to allow for the specification of parameters for a desired virtual machine. The parameters may be provided in an arbitrary fashion (e.g., as opposed to the selection of pre-configured parameters). ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160070453

Method and system for indicating social categories

A user is allowed to include of social category indicators in a user profile header of an on-line posting. In response to answers to questions presented by a social category application executing on a user terminal device or a system, characteristics of a user's interests or personal traits may be determined. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/10/16 / #20160070341

Human-computer interaction using wearable device

Embodiments of apparatus and methods for human-computer interaction are described. An apparatus for human-computer interaction may have one or more processors, multiple sensors to measure motion of a body part of a user, a communication module to communicate with a remote computing device, and an interpretation module to interpret the motion of the body part of the user to be associated with an indication of a user input to the remote computing device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160066164

Enterprise messaging client and messaging archive

A messaging device receives configuration information from a configuration device. The messaging device identifies application configuration information, associated with a first user device, based on the configuration information and sends the application configuration information to the first user device for configuring a messaging application on the first user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160066133

Location-based telephone calls over a wireless local area network (wlan)

A request to access a location-based service is received via a wireless access point (wap). A wap identifier associated with the wap may be identified based on the request and a particular geographic location associated with the wap may be determined based on the identifier. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160066040

Watch next service

A device receives, from a media client, information associated with an event. The device identifies a user profile, associated with the event, including a tracking list which identifies one or more tracked series and a last watched list which identifies one or more last watched episodes associated with one or more watched series. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160066036

Shock block

A system may include a media processor that categorizes at least one scene of a media stream into a category. The media processor may further provide an output media stream that alters the at least one scene of the media stream based on the category, where the category may be shocking or scary scenes. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160066031

Digital video recorder (dvr) implemented using supplemental device storage

Techniques described herein may use a computing device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer, that is attached to a local area network, as a storage device or supplemental storage device for a set-top box (stb) that is also attached to the local area network. In one implementation, the stb may stream, to the computing device, video content corresponding to a television program that is being viewed by a user of the stb. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160066025

In-home smart video cache

A method, performed by a computer device, may include determining one or more frequently watched television channels associated with a customer's account. The method may further include obtaining content associated with the one or more frequently watched television channels via multicast transmission units from a video serving office associated with a television services provider; converting the multicast transmission units into video segments playable by a media playing device; storing the video segments in a cache associated with the computer device; detecting a selection of a television channel associated with the obtained content made via the media playing device; and providing the stored video segments to the media playing device, in response to detecting the selection of the television channel associated with the obtained content.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160066002

Automated account crediting after interruption or failure of paid content delivery

One or more devices may receive activity logs from multiple set-top-boxes (stbs); determine that an outage has occurred based on the activity logs; identify one or more stbs, of the plurality of stbs, that failed to play back paid content during the outage, or where playback of paid content, by the one or more stbs, was interrupted during the outage; and credit corresponding accounts associated with the one or more stbs.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065748

Calling back a device that made a call

A device may receive a first call associated with a virtual phone number associated with a first user device and a second user device. The device may determine, and may store information indicating, that the first call was made using the first user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065742

Conference call systems and methods

A conference call may be implemented between multiple user devices via a conference call server. A user may use a graphical interface of the user device to communicate with the conference call server and control the conference call in various ways. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065739

Enterprise-wide split function ivr callback system

A system related to connecting customers to agents of a business includes an inbound (inb) interactive voice response (ivr) computer, an outbound (outb) ivr, and a computer telephony interface (cti) computer. The inb ivr computer receives an inbound call from a customer and determines that there is a delay in a call queue of a call center. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065736

Automated incident management interrogation engine

Methods, devices, and non-transitory storage media to receive ticket information of a ticket that indicates a problem in providing a service to a customer; receive event information that indicates an action performed by at least one of a device or a person to resolve the ticket; select a filter, among multiple filters, to filter the event information based on the action indicated in the event information; select a criteria rule, from among multiple criteria rules, based on filtered event information and parameters included in the criteria rule, wherein each criteria rule includes parameters and values for each parameter; select an output result rule, from among multiple output result rules, that maps to the criteria rule; generate a message that provides an update to a status of the ticket based on the filtered event information and the output result rule; and transmit the message to the customer.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065594

Intrusion detection platform

A device receives user information associated with a user of a user device that is associated with a network, and creates a user profile, associated with the user, based on the user information. The device determines threats to the network, by the user, based on the user profile. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065559

Systems and methods for verifying human interaction with a computer interface

Exemplary methods and systems for verifying human interaction with a computer interface are described herein. An exemplary method includes a human-interaction verification system detecting a request by an access device to access network-based content, providing, for display by the access device, a visually dynamic representation of one or more security images associated with a passcode in response to the access request, receiving, by way of the access device, challenge-response input associated with the visually dynamic representation of the one or more security images, and performing an access operation based at least in part on a comparison of the challenge-response input to the passcode.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065428

Scalable framework for monitoring and managing network devices

A device receives information associated with network devices of a network, such as device information associated with components of the network devices, application information generated by the network devices, or network information associated with interactions of the network devices. The device performs an analysis of the information associated with the network devices via analytics techniques in near real time, and generates analysis information based on the analysis of the information associated with the network devices. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160064955

Method and system for providing power management for a wearable smart device

An approach for managing the use and distribution of power for wearable smart device is described. A wearable platform receives a notification signal for specifying sensor information associated with a sensor of a wearable smart device of a user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063612

Identification and caller options relating to custom ringback audio

Custom ringback audio, and metadata associated with the ringback audio, may be transmitted to a caller device. The caller device may playback the custom ringback audio during a ringback portion the call and may provide, via a graphical call interface, information based on the received metadata. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063567

Marketing platform that identifies particular user attributes for marketing purposes

A device receives user information associated with users of user devices, and receives marketing information associated with advertisements for products or services. The device generates user profiles, associated with the users, based on the user information, and determines one or more particular attributes associated with at least one of the advertisements. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063565

Marketing platform that determines advertisements for third party users

A device receives user information associated with users of user devices of a network, and receives marketing information associated with products or services. The device generates user profiles, associated with the users, based on the user information, and receives information relating to a third party user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063544

Marketing platform that determines a target user segment based on third party information

A device receives user information associated with users of user devices of a network, and receives marketing information associated with advertisements for products and/or services. The device creates user profiles, associated with the users, based on the user information, and groups the user profiles, based on the user information, to create a user segment. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063538

Marketing platform that determines advertisements and marketing channels for the advertisements

A device receives user information associated with users of user devices, and receives marketing information associated with products and services. The marketing information includes information associated with advertisements for the products and the services. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063528

Apparatus, method, and system for providing digital coupons

An approach for providing contextually relevant digital coupons on a user device is disclosed. A selection platform initiates a request for a digital coupon based on a first movement sensed at a device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063514

Marketing platform that provides anonymous and comparative performance information related to vendors

A device receives user information associated with users of user devices, and receives vendor information associated with vendors. The device identifies a performance metric for the vendors based on a request received from a particular vendor of the vendors, and determines performance information for the vendors based on the identified performance metric, the user information, and the vendor information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063387

Monitoring and detecting environmental events with user devices

A device receives monitored information, associated with multiple users, that includes information indicating multiple environmental events associated with locations of the multiple users, information associated with multiple user devices that monitor the multiple environmental events, and/or information associated with network connectivity of the multiple user devices. The device performs an analysis of the monitored information via analytics techniques, and generates analysis information based on the analysis of the monitored information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063182

Monitoring and detecting anomalies in healthcare information

A device receives healthcare information, associated with users, that includes information associated with a health of the users, and information associated with monitoring devices that monitor the health of the users, or information associated with network connectivity of the monitoring devices. The device performs an analysis of the healthcare information via one or more analytics techniques, and generates analysis information based on the analysis of the healthcare information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063009

Proactively clearing digital storage

A device may monitor an amount of storage available on a user device; determine, based on the monitoring, that the amount of storage is below a particular threshold; score multiple data files stored by the user device; determine particular data files, of the multiple data files, that should be deleted from the user device based on the scoring and based on the amount of storage available on the user device; and cause, based on determining that the amount of storage is below the particular threshold, the user device to delete the particular data files from the user device. The user device may have an amount of available storage space exceeding the particular threshold after deleting the particular data files.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160062794

Big data parser

Computer-readable media include computer-readable instructions. The computer readable instructions include a class definition for a first object and a class definition for a second object. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160062620

Mobile application management systems and methods

An exemplary mobile application management system detects a first user input provided by a user while a first user interface associated with a first feature of a mobile application is displayed within an application display area of a display screen of a mobile computing device executing the mobile application. The first user input represents a request to transform the first user interface into a minimized widget associated with the first feature of the mobile application. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160062561

User-selectable quasi-permanent partial overlap of user interface display

A method includes displaying via a processor a user interface on a display screen of a computing device, detecting a selection of a portion of the first user interface, generating a clip configured to include the selected portion of the user interface as content. The method further includes displaying the generated clip on the display screen to enable a user of the mobile device to review the content, and maintaining the display of the generated clip on the display screen even after the user interface is no longer displayed on the display screen.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160061957

Radio access network service-assisted, sensor based indoor navigation

Examples are provided that enable a cellular network location assist to confirm a position determined using a sensor of a mobile device. As a result of global positioning system signals becoming unavailable due to the mobile device traveling indoors, the mobile device implements a sensor-based position determination that provides a position of the mobile device as the mobile device travels about a location. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

03/03/16 / #20160061687

Scalable framework for managing civil structure monitoring devices

A device receives information, associated with civil structures, that includes temperature information associated with the civil structures, pressure information associated with the civil structures, stress information associated with the civil structures, vibration information associated with the civil structures, or displacement information associated with the civil structures. The device performs an analysis of the information associated with the civil structures via one or more analytics techniques, and generates analysis information based on the analysis of the information associated with the civil structures. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057649

Optimized quality of service transport architecture to compensate for sinr variations

A device may receive performance information for a traffic flow assigned to a quality of service (qos) class. The device may determine an overall packet delay, associated with the traffic flow, based on the performance information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057595

Personalized emergency identification and communication

An individual uses a communication device to provide information identifying the type of emergency that the individual is experiencing. In response to receiving an emergency alert, an inquiry as to whether the received emergency alert relates to a medical emergency or to a non-medical emergency is generated and provided to the user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057571

Geo-fenced premium content

A method includes receiving, via a network, first location information associated with a location of a mobile user device; determining that the first location information corresponds to a first area that is within a perimeter of one or more geo-fenced locations associated with a service provider; identifying media content associated with the one or more geo-fenced locations; obtaining an identifier associated with the mobile user device; determining whether user-specific criteria is associated with the identifier; providing, by the service provider and while the mobile user device is located within the perimeter, access to the identified media content responsive to determining that no user-specific criteria is associated with the identifier; applying, responsive to determining that user-specific criteria is associated with the identifier, the user-specific criteria to the identified media content to generate personalized media content; and providing, by the service provider, access to the personalized media content while the mobile user device is present within the perimeter.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057505

Delivery confirmation and non-live delivery of emergency alert system messages

A device may detect an emergency alert system message. The emergency alert system message may include a message to be provided for consumption by multiple users. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057483

Selectively blocking the recording of contents available also on demand

A device receives a request for a digital video recorder (dvr) to record digital contents. The device identifies the digital contents using metadata included in the request, such as a channel and a time associated with the digital contents, to access additional metadata from an electronic program guide (epg), such as an identifier. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057472

Providing on-demand audience based on network

A device receives, from a client device, a first request associated with target audience criteria and a time constraint. Based on the target audience criteria, the device sends, to an information device, a network state request. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057460

Program distribution service

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide for receiving data that indicates programs available to users, wherein the programs include linear television programs, video-on-demand programs, and pay-per-view programs; determining, by the network device, a popularity value for each program; comparing, by the network device, each popularity value with a threshold popularity value; determining, by the network device, whether each popularity value satisfies the threshold popularity value; assigning, by the network device, each program associated with each popularity value that satisfies the threshold popularity value to multicast delivery based on the determining, wherein one or more programs assigned to multicast delivery include one or more of a video-on-demand program or a pay-per-view program; and multicasting each program assigned to multicast delivery.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057284

Method and system for determining telephony system response

An approach for simulating a telephony system to enable the evaluation of rules employed by the system for routing inbound calls to representatives is described. A simulation manager receives call production data, representative production data, or a combination thereof as generated by a telephony system during a production run for directing one or more inbound calls to one or more representatives. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057191

Mobile-to-mobile streaming of real-time content for presentation by an output device

A content providing device may receive an indication to stream real-time content. The real-time content may include content captured by the content providing device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057156

Transmitting and receiving self-destructing messages

A device may receive, from a first user device, a request to transmit a message to a user of a second user device. The request may include particular information indicating that content of the message is to be displayed to the user for a particular amount of time. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057013

Testing toll-free data service campaigns

A device may receive information that identifies a toll-free data service campaign to be tested. The device may receive information that identifies a network to be used to test the toll-free data service campaign. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057012

Method and apparatus for verifying and managing a client system network and network devices

An approach is provided for managing and verifying configuration of a client network and the network devices by assessing or sharing network/device information. The approach includes querying a client system to determine one or more information items associated with a network and one or more network devices in the client system. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160056543

Providing wireless service at a venue using horn antennas

A system may include horn antennas arranged at a venue. The horn antennas may be connected to an operator network that provides a wireless service. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055698

Network-assisted remote access portal

A computing system contains a processor that is configured to receive, with the user interface, a registered access code and access permissions from a remote user of a property having a property location. The registered access code may be configured to provide access to the property. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055573

Apparatus, method and system for providing machine-to-machine applications development

A framework for a machine-to-machine (m2m) application development is disclosed. The framework enables users to login and affect devices and applications that may interact with the devices by enabling m2m applications. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055536

Providing offers for purchase based on real-time user data

A device may obtain near real-time user data. The near real-time user data may be transmitted by an active application of a user device, and may include information identifying a current geographical location of a user of the user device and information identifying the user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055529

Behavioral keyword identification based on thematic channel viewing

A method, performed by a computer device, may include obtaining a viewing history, associated with a customer, from a set-top box associated with the customer, wherein the viewing history relates a particular television channel to a duration time associated with the particular television channel. The method may further include determining a keyword, associated with the customer, based on the obtained viewing history; calculating a keyword score for the keyword based on the obtained viewing history; selecting an advertisement, associated with the keyword, based on the calculated keyword score; and providing the selected advertisement to the set-top box associated with the customer, based on selecting the advertisement.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055470

Virtual receipts

A device may obtain receipt data associated with a purchase of an item. The device may generate information for generating a virtual receipt based on the receipt data. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054982

Application programming interface (api) engine

Systems and methods for an application programming interface (api) engine are disclosed. Some implementations include receiving, via a user interface, a selection of a first graphical element representing a first component of an api that is to be generated, where the first component is associated with a first set of one or more reusable programming actions, receiving, via the user interface, instructions to drag the selected first graphical element and another selected second graphical element to a graphical workspace associated with the user interface to connect the first and the second graphical element, combining the first set of reusable programming actions with a second set of reusable programming actions when the selected second graphical element is connected with the first graphical component on the graphical workspace and automatically displaying software code representing the api based on the combination.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054130

Apparatus, method, and system for providing beacon-based navigation

A guidance platform for providing guidance information is disclosed. The guidance platform receives a request from a user to navigate to a destination point. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/25/16 / #20160052391

Drowsy driver prevention systems and methods

A user device may be used to prevent a driver of a vehicle from driving while drowsy. The user device may create a driver profile for the driver and collect driving data while the driver is driving the vehicle. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050676

Interference mitigating cellular network

Interference mitigation methods and systems are provided. A base station obtains physical channel information of a transmission signaled in a first frequency band between the base station and at least one user equipment (ue) associated with the base station. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050587

Proactive network congestion mitigation

A device may proactively mitigate network congestion and reduce network load on a network device. In some implementations, the device may monitor load information associated with a base station in communication with a user device via a wireless cellular network; determine, based on the load information, that load on the base station should be reduced; determine, in response to the determination that the load on the base station should be reduced, and based on a type of traffic being transmitted to the user device via the base station, whether traffic for the user device can be offloaded to an access point within communications range of the user device; and cause, based on determining that the traffic for the user device can be offloaded to the access point, the user device to communicate via the access point and discontinue transmitting the traffic via the base station.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050455

Checking in and checking out content from a media client device

A device may be configured to store content. The device may store a copy count that indicates a quantity of copies of the content that are checked out from the device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050391

Method and system for providing gaze-directed correction during a video conferencing session

An approach for ensuring the gaze of a user is directed towards a camera during a video conferencing session is described. A gaze detection platform determines a visual focal point of a user with respect to a display based on gaze tracking information, eye-tracking information, or a combination thereof, wherein the user is engaged in a video-based communication session presented on the display. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050312

Method and system for providing a hold media service

An approach is provided for determining that a device has been placed on a hold status during a communication session, wherein hold media is presented to the device during the hold status. The approach involves determining that the device and/or the communication session is registered for a hold music service that provides media from a content provider. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050144

Routing device as a command client

A routing device determines data associating commands with devices connected to a local area network (lan). The routing device receives a request for execution of a particular command and identifies a particular device to execute the particular command based on the command data. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050076

Bundling over-the-top services with third party services

A device may receive a request to access a bundling service that manages access to an over-the-top service provided by an over-the-top service provider. The device may receive information that identifies a third party service provider and a user credential associated with the third party service provider. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/18/16 / #20160049975

Enabling pre-provisioned proprietary carrier-specific feature services and applications for execution on a mobile device

A pre-provisioned mobile device and a system are provided that enables selection of proprietary feature services and proprietary applications specific to one cellular carrier from among two or more cellular carriers that have pre-provisioned the mobile device with carrier-specific proprietary feature services and proprietary applications. In response to insertion of a carrier-specific universal integrated circuit card, pre-provisioned proprietary feature services and proprietary applications specific to the carrier associated with the carrier-specific universal integrated circuit card are enabled for execution on the mobile device from a memory of the mobile device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/18/16 / #20160049017

Device with vehicle interface for sensor data storage and transfer

A device may store and transmit data collected from sensors within a vehicle. The device may include at least one communication interface; a memory configured to store instructions; and a processor, coupled to the at least one communication interface and the memory. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048580

Method and system for providing delegated classification and learning services

An approach is provided for delegated classification and learning services. The approach involves receiving a request for a deployment of a sensor classification service to an environment, wherein the environment includes one or more sensors. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044538

Shared spectrum load balancing

A wireless telecommunications system may be configured to provide wireless service via licensed and/or shared frequency bands (e.g., frequency bands that are shared with other telecommunications systems, and for which access is regulated by an external entity). A load balancing technique, described herein, may provide load balancing between licensed and shared frequency bands based on traffic type (e.g., real-time or non-real-time traffic) and/or based on device type (e.g., whether a device is typically involved in real-time communications). ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044537

Dynamic carrier load balancing

A system may be configured to receive analytics information regarding a cell of a wireless telecommunications network. The cell may be associated with multiple carriers, which may each be associated with, for example, a particular radio access technology (“rat”), frequency band, or frequency sub-band. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044520

Mobile automation test platform

A system and method are provided for testing mobile applications. A set of mobile devices, a set of applications associated with the mobile devices, and a set of test cases each associated with at least one of the applications are registered at a server. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044475

Method for sending contact note during call establishment

A note data message is associated with a first user equipment (ue) device and is sent to a second ue device when the second ue device communicates with the first ue device. The note data message is received and stored in a network server. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044374

Commercial advertising platform

A method includes receiving over the top streaming video content, wherein the over the top streaming video content is provided by a content provider to end users and determining at least one theme associated with the over the top streaming video content. The method also includes receiving at least one commercial advertising video clip associated with at least one commercial advertiser and mapping the at least one commercial advertising video clip to the over the top streaming video content. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044272

Searching for broadcast channels based on channel names

A device may receive a numeric code representing an alphanumeric character; and determine one or more programming channel names including the alphanumeric character represented by the numeric code. Each of the one or more channel names may be associated with a television broadcast network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044112

User feedback systems and methods

An exemplary method includes detecting, by a user feedback system, ring-back content provided to a first computing device during a connection period prior to beginning a communication session between the first computing device and a second computing device, and providing, by the user feedback system in conjunction with the detecting of the ring-back content provided to the first computing device, a feedback mechanism that facilitates a user of the first computing device providing feedback regarding the ring-back content. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/11/16 / #20160043945

Source-based network routing

A message center for source-based message routing may include a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor. The processor may be configured to receive a first message having a first message transfer layer indicating a first destination address and a first message transaction layer, receive a second message having a second message transfer layer indicating a second destination address and a second message transaction layer indicating an alternate routing, read at least the first message transfer layer of the first message, read at least the second message transaction layer of the second message, route the first message based in part on the first destination address of the first message transfer layer, and route the second message based in part on the second destination address of the second message transfer layer and the alternate routing of the second message transaction layer.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/11/16 / #20160043879

Statistical multiplexing of multiple radio bearers to conserve radio resources

A device may receive bearer information associated with radio bearers to be multiplexed to form a master bearer. The device may determine respective bandwidth amounts, for each radio bearer, to be allocated to the master bearer. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/11/16 / #20160043798

Otdr fault tracing in optical networks

A first optical time domain reflectometer (otdr) connects at a first location along an optical path between multiple optical transmitters and multiple optical receivers in an optical network. An optical filter, connects along the optical path, and includes multiple selectable optical wavelength blockers. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/11/16 / #20160042644

Method and system for determining road conditions based on driver data

A system and method for determining adverse/dangerous road conditions based on sensor data received from a vehicle and generating alerts for other vehicles which may encounter the same condition. The system receives sensor data from a vehicle and evaluates the data to determine if the vehicle encountered a potentially dangerous road condition. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/11/16 / #20160042169

Methods and systems for determining a user identity by analysis of reflected radio frequency signals received by an antenna array

An exemplary method includes a user identification system associated with a computing device transmitting a radio frequency (“rf”) signal from a transmitting antenna, receiving a plurality of reflected rf signals that are each a reflection of the transmitted rf signal from an external surface of a user, each of the plurality of reflected rf signals received at a separate one of a plurality of sensing antennas, determining an rf signature based on the plurality of reflected rf signals, and determining whether the rf signature matches a reference rf signature. Corresponding methods and systems are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/04/16 / #20160037437

Control of services at a cell level or a sector level

A device may connect to a base station included in a service provider network. The base station may serve a geographic area where the device is located. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/04/16 / #20160037232

Methods and systems for detecting one or more advertisement breaks in a media content stream

An exemplary method includes a media content management system receiving a media content stream, independently processing the media content stream in accordance with a multi-stage feature detection heuristic and in accordance with a signature matching heuristic, and classifying, based on the independent processing, a media content block included in the media content stream as including an advertisement break. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/04/16 / #20160037204

Automatic channel selection and control

A selection of a television program through a set-top box (stb) may be detected, and a counter value associated with the program may be incremented after the stb presents the program for a certain amount of time. The incremented counter value may be evaluated to determine whether the incremented counter value satisfies a threshold. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/04/16 / #20160036964

Determining that a user is in a vehicle or driving a vehicle based on sensor data gathered by a user device

A device may receive sensor data regarding a user device; and determine, based on the sensor data, that a user of the user device is in a vehicle or driving the vehicle. When determining that the user of the user device is in the vehicle or driving the vehicle, the device may compare the sensor data, received from the user device, with a reference dataset that includes reference data associated with users being present in or driving a vehicle, or determine that a value of a measurement, received as part of the sensor data, satisfies a threshold that is related to whether the user is in the vehicle or driving the vehicle. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/04/16 / #20160036623

Automatic cloud-based disaster recovery system

Restoration devices in a cloud storage system are paired with source containers associated with a mainframe computer, and series of commands are generated based on the pairings to cause copies of data at the source containers to be stored to the restoration devices. A point-in-time copy of the copy of the data at the source containers may be stored to some restoration devices, and a second copy of the data may be stored to other restoration devices. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/04/16 / #20160035150

Analysis of vehicle data to predict component failure

Vehicle data may be analyzed to predict potential component failures, diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs), or other mechanical failures relating to the vehicle. In one implementation the vehicle data may be received from a number of vehicles, the vehicle data including dtcs generated by on-board diagnostic (obd) systems of the vehicles. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

02/04/16 / #20160034851

Virtual interview via mobile device

A device executes a virtual interview application, and receives first user input, via the virtual interview application, to create multiple first media clips for a first virtual interview, with each of the first media clips including a different interview question. The device submits, from the device to a remote network device, the multiple first media clips for conducting the first virtual interview with a plurality of first interviewees.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/28/16 / #20160029349

Enhanced connection admission control process

. . An evolved node b receives a random access preamble from a mobile device and determines if utilization exceeds a threshold. Upon determining utilization exceeds the threshold, the enodeb sends a random access response including a backoff indicator and a modified uplink grant indicating that the mobile device can override the backoff indicator if the connection request is part of a voice over long term evolution call.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/28/16 / #20160029338

Reducing power consumption and network usage when locating a user device

A user device may determine an access point within communication range of the user device; determine whether location information, associated with the access point, is stored by the user device in the data structure; and obtain, based on the determination that the location information is not stored by the user device, a location of the user device. When obtaining the location information of the user device, the user device may invoke location identification hardware. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/28/16 / #20160029316

Low battery indication for callers to mobile device

A network device receives battery status signals for multiple mobile devices and receives a notification of an incoming call from a calling device to a particular mobile device. The network device determines if a battery status, from the battery status signals, is available for the particular mobile device and provides, to the calling device, a challenge to solicit a categorization of the incoming call as important or not important when a battery status is available for the particular mobile device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/28/16 / #20160029291

Method and apparatus for providing access controls for a resource

An approach is provided for enabling a subscriber to establish rules for controlling user interaction with a resource based on the activity of the user. A reactive control platform monitors a current activity of a user of a device, one or more services, or a combination thereof associated with a subscriber during access by the user to a network of a subscriber. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/28/16 / #20160029188

System and method for handling undesired communication at a mobile device

An approach for handling undesired communication at a mobile device is disclosed. A call scoring platform detects a request for delivery of a communication from an originator to a recipient. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/28/16 / #20160029145

Dynamic mobile device feedback methods, systems, and apparatus

A dynamic mobile device feedback system is described. Feedback may be obtained using a device feedback client residing on the mobile device and a feedback server remote to the mobile device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/28/16 / #20160029047

On-demand load balancer and virtual live slicer server farm for program ingest

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium to receive a request for an on-demand streaming service from a program source device, wherein the on-demand streaming service provides on-demand publishing of programs originating from program source devices, and wherein the publishing includes streaming of the programs via the internet to users; obtain configuration data based on the request; spin up a live slicer server based on the request; transmit the configuration data to the live slicer server; and transmit a network address of the live slicer server to the program source device.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028899

Selectively and dynamically providing toll-free data services

A device may determine a campaign rule for providing a toll-free data service to a mobile device associated with a user. The campaign rule may identify a condition for charging a service provider, associated with the toll-free data service, for data used by the mobile device in association with the toll-free data service. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028714

Secure bios access and password rotation

A device may periodically update a bios password on a client device. In some implementations, the device may determine a particular password generation algorithm; determine password generation seed values; and generate a first password and one or more second passwords based on the particular password generation algorithm and the password generation seed values. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028665

Network and device solution on sponsored data application

Subscription status notification techniques are provided. A request is received by at least one server from a user equipment (ue) to attach to a wireless packet data communication network. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028636

Differentiated service behavior based on differentiated services code point (dscp) bits

A device may be configured to receive an internet protocol (ip) packet from a client device. The ip packet may include diffserv code points (dscp) information and payload data. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/28/16 / #20160026890

Defining region for motion detection

A method, performed by a computer device, may include receiving a request to set up motion detection for a camera. The method may include generating a selection grid for a field of view associated with the camera, wherein the selection grid includes a plurality of grid elements; selecting one or more grid elements of the plurality of grid elements; and configuring motion detection for a video feed from the camera based on the selected one or more grid elements.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/28/16 / #20160026736

Method and apparatus for identifying and recommending exchanging of digital assets

An approach for implementing an asset exchange platform for identifying assets associated with a user and providing recommendations to exchange the assets. The approach includes identifying one or more digital assets associated with a user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/28/16 / #20160026628

Providing content based on image item

A device may analyze an image and identify an image item included in the image based on analyzing the image. The device may identify content relating to the image item. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/28/16 / #20160026452

Efficient deployment of application revisions and implementation of application rollbacks across multiple application servers

The deployment of application revisions and performing of application rollbacks across multiple application servers is streamlined by reducing the number of files that are communicated to the application servers to perform updates and rollbacks. An application service is provided by multiple application servers each executing a plurality of compiled code files associated with the application service. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/28/16 / #20160026418

Big data algorithm and platform solution for 3d visualization services

A method for generating a 3d object for visualizing multivariate data includes gathering subscriber information about subscribers of a network, receiving a user request to generate the 3d object, and generating object-data specifying a three-dimensional contour that models a relationship between at least two variables of the subscriber information and a measure. The three-dimensional contour is based on the received request and on the subscriber information, and the object data is generated in a format that is printable by a 3d printer. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/28/16 / #20160025941

Eccentric cut sleeve for optical fiber adapter

A cut sleeve for a fiber optic connector adapter includes a cylinder having a discontinuity along an axial length of cylinder. The discontinuity is distributed around at least half of a circumference of the cylinder. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021697

Intelligent radio resource control (rrc) connection re-establishment

A mobile device, or a server in communication with the mobile device, identifies a failure scenario for previously-failed radio resource control (rrc) connection re-establishment requests, from the mobile device, in a long-term evolution (lte) network. The mobile device, or server, monitors real-time context data for a match with the failure scenario and applies preemptive settings for an upcoming rrc connection re-establishment attempt in response to identifying a match with the failure scenario. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021600

Providing out-of-band management traffic and data traffic over a backup path via a dual use device

A device may receive incoming network traffic associated with a network device. The device may determine whether the incoming network traffic is management traffic or data traffic. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021587

Call initiation message delay during handoff process

A network gateway receives a voice over long term evolution (volte) call establishment request from an internet protocol (ip) multimedia services (ims) core network for a mobile device. The network gateway queries a serving gateway to determine whether the mobile device is transitioning from a first evolved node b (enb) to a second enb. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021414

Using a media client device to present media content from a mobile device

A device is configured to receive media content from a mobile device. The device may receive security information from the mobile device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021336

Voice and video calling over long term evolution-based user interface

A video calling service provides a mobile device user is provided the capability to transition from a voice call to a video call within a calling session in a voice over long term evolution (volte). The example video calling service offers a seamless transition of a voice call to a video call in a simplified and efficient process. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021247

Method and system for providing communication hold status management

An approach is provided for providing media and alert notification during a hold status of a communication session. The approach includes detecting a hold status of a communication session associated with a device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021169

Method and system for high-latency data collection from sensors

A method and system are disclosed that collect data from various devices, such as sensors, to a mobile device traveling in proximity to such devices. The mobile device may travel with a user who is traveling a regular-scheduled route. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021164

Live media stream validation

A method includes receiving at least one manifest file, playlists and video chunks for at least one channel of a live media stream. The method includes validating, by a processing device, the live media stream to ensure that the at least one manifest file, the playlists and the video chunks are available. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021148

Architecture to establish serverless webrtc connections

Peer-to-peer connection methods and systems are provided. A first client device receives a request to initiate a peer-to-peer connection with a second client device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021098

Secure communication during provisioning of a mobile device to stream media content from a media client

A device may be configured to communicate with a mobile device using a short range communication protocol. The device may open a port based on communicating with the mobile device using the short range communication protocol. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021081

Mobile device user authentication based on user behavior information

Authentication involves collecting information relating to a user's behavior relative to a mobile device carried by the user, over a number of time periods that correspond to each other. An authentication technique includes processing the collected information to generate baseline data representing typical user behavior. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160020914

Method, apparatus, and system for providing billing entity information for a web session

A method for rerouting and/or suspending data usage charges applicable to a user includes receiving a request from a device to initiate a web session, wherein the request specifies a web address, initiating a query for a billing entity associated with the web address, the web session, or a combination thereof, and transmitting identification information of the billing entity to a service provider associated with the device. The method involves managing the data usage charges of a user by rerouting the data usage charges to the host entity or the broker entity. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019607

Device appraisal

Systems and methods for device appraisal are described. Some implementations include receiving a request from a mobile station to access a device appraisal service, retrieving one or more parameters associated with the mobile station, where the parameters include at least a mobile directory number (mdn) of the mobile station, automatically determining a model of the mobile station based on the mdn, displaying, at the mobile station, a web interface of the device appraisal service, providing for display in the web interface an identification of the model of the mobile station and user interface elements to receive condition information of the mobile station, determining a trade-in value of the mobile station based on the identified model and the condition information, and providing the trade-in value of the mobile station to the web interface for display at the mobile station.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019574

Securely managing transactional history for targeted content

Mobile devices and servers that securely manage transactional history for targeted content are described. A content originator generates a secure content package for the targeted content and delivers the package to a trusted service manager (tsm). ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019564

Evaluating device readiness

Systems and methods for forecasting device return rates are described. Some implementations include initializing a model representing a device's readiness for market based on one or more key performance indicators (kpis) of the device, the model being represented by a curve, computing differences between measured value of kpis of the device and values of kpis fitted to the curve, identifying an inflection point of the curve based on the computed differences, interpreting the shape of the curve based on the identified inflection point, a readiness index and the curvature of the curve and determining a state of readiness of the device based on the interpreted shape of the curve.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019547

Secure financial payment

To improve security for processing of financial transactions on a customer's account, particularly for users of mobile devices, the examples authenticate the customer or user in an effective manner and/or transfer funds upon successful authentication, using intelligence of the customers' mobile devices. The present approach uses an identifier of the mobile device or user at the mobile device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019239

On device image keyword identification and content overlay

An example of a method of keyword identification and content overlay is described. A mobile device identifies a keyword within a file containing one or more images. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019129

Unification of descriptive programming and object repository

A computer device may include logic configured to provide a centralized library for descriptive programming and other types of object descriptions to a testing script engine. The descriptive programming library may store test object descriptions for test objects associated with an application under testing. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019103

Method and apparatus for providing an application control trigger

An approach for implementing a live application control platform for providing live application control triggers via a multicast/broadcast transmission session. The approach includes receiving an input for specifying an application event trigger. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018969

Method and apparatus for contextual notifications and user interface

An approach is provided for determining and providing contextual notifications and user interface. The approach includes presenting a user interface, wherein the user interface presents an origin point, a destination point, or a combination thereof associated with a user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018507

Location tracking for a mobile device

A method includes determining a radio frequency (rf) fingerprint mapping to an indoor floor plan for an indoor area. The method includes clustering wi-fi access point devices deployed in the indoor area into groups of wi-fi access point devices based on rf fingerprint data received by at least one reference point device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014820

Set-top box setup via near field communication

A device may be configured to receive network information for connecting to a wireless network that is provided by a network device. The device may store the network information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014543

Simultaneous multiline m2m activation

A computing device uses an integration module to manage bulk activation orders placed for machine-to-machine (m2m) devices. The integration module is configured to receive an m2m bulk activation order from a first user, where the m2m bulk activation order has information associated with a plurality of electronic devices. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014465

Method, apparatus, and system for implementing a natural user interface

A method, apparatus, and system are disclosed for controlling a set-top box based on natural input from a user through various types of devices. Input devices are used to collect sensor data that represents natural user input for controlling the set-top box. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014464

Method, apparatus, and system for providing electronic program guide changes during outages in a media stream

A method, apparatus, and system for providing improved epgs are described. An availability, at a set-top box, of a media stream is determined, wherein the media stream includes one or more of a first plurality of programs associated with a subscriber. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014154

Controlling access to an operator network by non-conforming devices

A device is configured to receive an alarm message from a particular device that received a radio resource control request from a client device. The alarm message may indicate that a threshold access limit to an operator network is satisfied by the client device or that a particular protocol is being used by the client device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014124

Service location based authentication

A computer is configured to receive a request to access an application, the request having a header. The header includes a source address and an encrypted address generated based on the source address. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014009

Dynamic routing system

A computing system may comprise a processor and a memory having a routing program, the processor being configured to receive a first request having a data record with a unique subscriber identifier, extract the unique subscriber identifier from the first request, and compare a tag of a database table with the unique subscriber identifier. If the tag does not match the unique subscriber identifier, the processor may be configured to process the first request as part of a general test environment. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/14/16 / #20160013822

Method and apparatus for detecting obstacles in propagation path of a wireless communication signal

An approach for implementing a mechanism to detect obstacles in propagation path of a wireless communication signal and dynamically control one or more functions in a communication system of the signal. The approach includes receiving a sensed signal at a sensing antenna, wherein the sensing antenna is associated with a transmitting antenna. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012487

Device situational context-based content display

Systems and methods for device situational context-based content display are described. Some implementations include receiving a current situational context of a mobile station, determining, a level of satisfaction of a display condition of a content item stored at the content server with respect to the received current situational context of the mobile station, wherein the display condition of the content item defines for which situational context the content item is to be displayed at the mobile station, determining, at the content server, whether the determined level of satisfaction of the display condition is greater than a predefined threshold level of satisfaction of the display condition, and when the determined level of satisfaction of the display condition of the content item is greater a predefined threshold level of satisfaction of the display condition, providing the content item for display from the content server to the mobile station.. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012451

Combined application programming interface and device management for remote device diagnostics and management

A customer service system is described that uses a remote device diagnostic system to improve a customer's experience during a customer service call. Mobile device operating system application programming interfaces provide access to resources on a mobile device allowing an external customer service system to access device information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012341

System and method for providing evidence-based evaluation

An approach is provided for determining associations and/or propensity among the word occurrences during a therapy interaction for supporting a procedure. The approach involves parsing captured therapy interaction data to identify one or more word occurrences. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012143

Apparatus, method, and system for providing hover information

A modification platform for dynamically modifying hover information associated with on-screen field of an application is disclosed. The modification platform stores the hover information in a row of a database. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011752

System and method for providing a user interface for device installation

An approach is provided for receiving a request to present a user interface for facilitating an installation of a device, a service, or a combination thereof. The approach also involves retrieving user account information associated with the installation, wherein the user account information indicates the device, the service, or a combination thereof selected by a user. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011726

Visual navigation

A system may include a touchscreen and a computing device executing an application. The application displays on the touch screen a navigation area including a centrally disposed selection element. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011725

Accessible contextual controls within a graphical user interface

A user device may provide a graphical user interface which presents content navigation objects, where each content navigation object may be associated with a content item and is presented within a portion of the graphical user interface. The user device may detect an action that corresponds to a content navigation object, and determine whether the detected action is a command to display content options that may be contextually related to the content item associated with the content navigation object. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/07/16 / #20160006856

Messaging application with in-application search functionality

The disclosure provides examples of a messaging application search service in which a search is performed from a messaging application for content to be incorporated into a message being composed using the messaging application. The messaging application responds to a search function indicator to provide a search function without leaving the messaging application. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/07/16 / #20160006719

Cross-native application authentication application

A user device stores first authentication information used to grant access to a resource associated with a first application, and configuration information relating to a second application. The user device receives an authentication request from the second application requesting second authentication information. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/07/16 / #20160006291

Peer to peer self-optimizing resonant inductive charger

Inductive wireless charging for mobile devices are described that utilize resonant inductive coupling between a wireless inductive charging device and the battery of the mobile device. The power transfer from the charging device to the mobile device is adjustable. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/07/16 / #20160005049

Predicting a likelihood of customer service interactions

A device and method may predict the likelihood of a customer service interactions. The method may include selecting a plurality of customer accounts, and determining events over at least one predetermined time period that are associated with each customer account from the selected customer accounts. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/07/16 / #20160005028

Systems and methods for providing gifts via a mobile messaging platform

Systems and methods for creating gift messages for sending to individuals via an existing messaging infrastructure are described. A gift provider system may receive a request for a gift catalog from a first user device. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/07/16 / #20160005006

Communication services resources evaluation and scheduling

A resource controller receives data identifying a communications product and determines a task associated with providing the communications product. The processor identifies human resources and network resources for performing the task, determines availabilities of the human resources and the network resources for completing the tasks, and determines a service commitment time for the particular communications product based on the availabilities of the human resources and the network resources for completing the tasks. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/07/16 / #20160004979

Machine learning

A method, relating to machine learning, may receive information from a plurality of devices, process the received information to create processed information, determine, based on utilizing a particular analysis technique, a plurality of triggering parameters associated with the processed information, calculate, based on determining the plurality of triggering parameters, a response parameter, and transmit the response parameter to another device, causing the other device to perform an action, where a result of the action being used as part of a machine learning process.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/07/16 / #20160004826

Database

A device for using rules in the processing of information includes a first interface that allows for secure communications, a first database, a second database, a second interface that allows for secure communications, and a detection component implemented at least partially in hardware, the first interface connecting to the first database, the first database connecting to the detection component, the second database connecting to the detection component, the second interface connecting to the detection component, the second database including a plurality of rule libraries, each rule library, of the plurality of rule libraries, storing a set of related rules, and a plurality of rule engines, each rule engine, of the plurality of rule engines, corresponding to a rule library, of the plurality of libraries, and the detection component including a rule selector, and a rule applicator to apply a selected rule to information.. . ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc

01/07/16 / #20160004754

Generic api

A system may include a user interface, a processor, and a memory having a program communicatively connected to the user interface. The program may include a data access layer and a data storage layer. ... Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc








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