AT&T Patent Applications

Patents granted to AT&T by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20170140620
    Abstract: Events are generated by a security controller. Video confirmation of the events is routed via a wireline broadband connection to conserve bandwidth in a cellular network. However, when the wireline broadband connection is unavailable, video confirmation of alarms may be routed into a cellular network for processing. Video associated with benign events may be stored until the wireline broadband connection is restored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Plamen Vanchev, Vani Aluka
  • Publication number: 20170142255
    Abstract: A dynamically updated script for an interactive communication is generated during an interactive communication. The interactive communication is monitored over a communication network using a computer with a processor and memory for input during the interactive communication. When an input incompatible with an original script for the interactive communication is detected for the interactive communication, a dynamically updated script different from the script is generated in accordance with a type of the incompatible input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Harry E. BLANCHARD, Gregory PULZ, Lan ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20170142576
    Abstract: Centralized management of the Internet of Things resolves user difficulties. Connected devices may be associated with an owner's or user's electronic profile. The electronic profile may be represented as a graphical user interface (such as a webpage), thus allowing remote management of the connected devices. The owner or user may thus configure the electronic profile to define what electronic data is shared and with whom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T MOBILITY II, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Greaves, Stephen Thomas Hardin, Erie Lai Har Lau, Robert Osterwise
  • Publication number: 20170142206
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to master service orchestration of virtual network functions (“VNFs”). According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a network functions virtualization (“NFV”) platform includes a hardware resources layer including a plurality of hardware resources, a plurality of VNF resource pools, a plurality of service controllers corresponding to the plurality of VNF resource pools, and a master service orchestrator. The master service orchestrator can, when executed by at least a portion of the plurality of hardware resources, causes the master service orchestrator to perform operations. In particular, the master service orchestrator can receive, from a user equipment (“UE”), a service request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak, Venson Shaw
  • Publication number: 20170140775
    Abstract: A method of detecting pre-determined phrases to determine compliance quality of an agent includes determining a presence of a predetermined input based on a comparison between stored pre-determined phrases and a received communication, and determining a compliance rating of the agent based on a presence of a pre-determined phrase associated with the predetermined input in the communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: I. Dan MELAMED, Andrej LJOLJE, Bernard S. Renger, David J. Smith, Yeon-Jun Kim
  • Publication number: 20170142349
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products generate telepresence visualizations for a remote participant to a videoconferences. A central server superimposes the remote participant onto images or video of the teleconferencing environment. The central server thus generates an illusion that the remote participant is in the same conferencing environment as other conferees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Robert Oetting
  • Publication number: 20170142204
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to dynamically switching user equipment (“UE”) categories for adaptive mobile communications. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a connected car device can determine whether it is operating in an idle mode or a connected mode. Based upon whether the connected car device is operating in the idle mode or the connected mode, the connected car device can determine an active UE category from a set of available UE categories. The connected car device can send the active user equipment category to a base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak, Venson Shaw
  • Publication number: 20170132403
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products authenticate users for access to devices, applications, and services. Skills of a user are learned over time, such that an electronic model of random subject matter may be generated. The user is prompted to interpret the random subject matter, such as with an electronic drawing. The user's interpretation is then compared to the electronic model of the random subject matter. If the user's interpretation matches the electronic model, the user may be authenticated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Li, Troy C. Meuninck, Robert Raymond Miller, II, James H. Pratt, Horst J. Schroeter, Behzad Shahraray
  • Publication number: 20170132183
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products simplify widgets for graphical mashups, such as digital dashboards and other user interfaces. When a software widget is a component of a graphical mashup, the widget is completely defined using a single file. The single file specifies both source data and presentation of the source data. Because the widget is completely defined by the single file, the single file allows faster processing of the widget.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Donald Jeffery
  • Publication number: 20170130978
    Abstract: Directional environmental control provides nearly immediate comfort. A location associated with a mobile device determines an air terminal that best serves the location. Conditioned air may thus be streamed from the air terminal to the location associated with the mobile device. The conditioned air may be heated or cooled according to a profile associated with a user of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicants: AT&T MOBILITY II, LLC, AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory W. Edwards, Michael Lattanzi, Constance Missimer, James H. Pratt
  • Publication number: 20170132254
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products help users recall memories and search for content of those memories. When a user cannot recall a memory, the user is prompted with questions to help recall the memory. As the user answers the questions, a virtual recollection of the memory is synthesized from the answers to the questions. When the user is satisfied with the virtual recollection of the memory, a database of content may be searched for the virtual recollection of the memory. Video data, for example, may be retrieved that matches the virtual recollection of the memory. The video data is thus historical data documenting past events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Li, Troy C. Meuninck, Robert Raymond Miller, II, James H. Pratt, Horst J. Schroeter, Behzad Shahraray
  • Publication number: 20170134228
    Abstract: Remote configuration ensures compliance of remote devices. A server polls a device for a configuration file. The server compares the configuration file to a compliance policy. If the configuration file fails the compliance policy, the server retrieves a compliant configuration file that conforms to the compliance policy. The server sends the compliant configuration file to the device with an instruction to replace the configuration file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Manivannan Velupillai
  • Publication number: 20170132896
    Abstract: A system for providing awareness of an interactive surface is disclosed. The system may include a processor that is communicatively linked to an interactive surface. The processor may determine a position and a velocity of an object that is within range of the interactive surface based on one or more of media content, vibrations, air movement, sounds and, global positioning data associated with the object. Additionally, the processor may determine if the object has a trajectory that would cause the object to collide with the interactive surface based on the information associated with the object. If the processor determines that the object has a trajectory that would cause the object to collide with the interactive surface, the processor can generate a notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James H. Pratt, Steven M. Belz, Marc A. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20170132552
    Abstract: A method of managing a supply chain comprises providing at a customer interface module a plurality of order fulfillment options to a customer, and receiving from the customer a selection of a particular order fulfillment option. The method also includes receiving a first order from the customer, and receiving a first inventory status from a first distribution center. A first distribution center sends a first product to the customer in response to determining that the particular order fulfillment option comprises a fill-partial order fulfillment option, and a duration between the time that the first product is directed to be sent and the time when the first product is actually sent is determined. An alert is generated if the duration is greater than a predetermined duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Hari Pothukuchi, Noni Gonzalez, Ernesto Solera
  • Publication number: 20170132890
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products notify of alarms in security systems. Sensor data is received from an alarm sensor, and an alarm controller determines an alarm condition. Video data associated with the alarm sensor is retrieved. An alarm message may be sent over a wireless network connection, while the video data may be sent over a wireline broadband connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Alson Hicks, III
  • Publication number: 20170134279
    Abstract: A method for optimized route caching includes comparing a destination address of a network packet to a first set of prefixes in a routing cache, and comparing the destination address to a second set of prefixes in a full routing table when a longest matching prefix for the destination address is not found in the routing cache. The method further includes copying the longest matching prefix and a set of sub-prefixes of the longest matching prefix from the full routing table to the routing cache, and forwarding the network packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexandre Gerber, Changhoon Kim, Jennifer L. Rexford, Matthew Caesar
  • Publication number: 20170134287
    Abstract: The concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to network functions virtualization (“NFV”) leveraging unified traffic management and real-world event planning. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a virtual network traffic management system (“VNTMS”) can receive, via a traffic congestion monitor, from a virtual network function (“VNF”), a traffic congestion indicator that includes a traffic congestion state indicative of network traffic congestion experienced by the VNF. The VNTMS can analyze the traffic congestion indicator to determine a traffic management action to be taken to alleviate at least a portion of the network traffic congestion experienced by the VNF, and instruct a traffic congestion action responder to provide the traffic management action to the VNF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Publication number: 20170134398
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. An agent resides in a mobile communication device. The agent detects Proximity-based Mobile Malware Propagation. The agent injects one or more trigger network connections in the candidate connection list. These connections appear as legitimate networks and devices, but instead trigger connection to an agent server on a service provider's network. By attempting to connect through the trigger network connection, the malware reveals itself. The system helps collect the malware signature within a short period of time after the malware outbreak in local areas, though such attacks typically bypass network based security inspection in the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Gang Xu, Gustavo de los Reyes
  • Publication number: 20170132249
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products notify of health events. Personal health information is stored in memory of a mobile communications device. A peer device is discovered through a wireless personal data network. The peer device is queried for anonymous health information. The anonymous health information is aggregated with the personal health information to produce aggregated health information. The aggregated health information is stored in the memory of the mobile communications device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farooq Bari, Sankar Ray
  • Publication number: 20170134437
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first secured registration request message from user equipment at a registration server in an Internet Protocol multimedia subsystem network, the first secured registration request message being secured using a first security protocol, determining at the registration server that the first secured registration request message cannot be decoded using the first security protocol, sending a message from the registration server to the user equipment proposing a second security protocol, and receiving a second secured registration request message from the user equipment at the registration server, the second secured registration request message being secured using the second security protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mohamed Khalil, Arun Chatterjee, Mazen Aladwan, Karl Schlieber
  • Publication number: 20170134827
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for continuously providing preexisting default advertisement data to an end user device from a non-transitory computer readable memory in an end user network interface device, prior to the end user device connecting to an online destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property l, LP
    Inventors: Steven M Wollmershauser, William R Hurst
  • Publication number: 20170135113
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for user-defined device connection management. A connection-based rule can be defined. The connection-based rule can include a connection-based condition and an action to be taken when the connection-based condition is detected. Application of the connection-based rule can be detected based upon an activity associated with a device. An applicable connection-based rule can be identified based upon the activity, and the applicable connection-based rule can be implemented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Evan Vanscoyk, Avery Spencer
  • Publication number: 20170134924
    Abstract: Locational tracking aids emergency management plans. Occupants of a building or campus are determined based on presence or detection of wireless devices. When an emergency occurs, the occupants may move to safety based on the current locations of their wireless devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Craig Arthur Klein, Gregory O. Harp, Joseph Eric Sineath, Stephen James Waken
  • Publication number: 20170134987
    Abstract: Wireless video download rates are optimized by receiving, at a system with a computer that includes a processor and memory, a request to provide a piece of video content over a wireless network. The processor of the computer is used to determine whether to provide the video content at a first option that is as soon as possible or at a second option over a specified interval T. The interval T is calculated as a time for a destination device to download the video content at a rate level higher than encoding for the video content requires. Upon determining to provide the video content over the interval T, the video content is provided over the wireless network over the interval T to a client device that requested the piece of video content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Emir HALEPOVIC, Kadangode K. RAMAKRISHNAN, Jeffrey ERMAN
  • Publication number: 20170135016
    Abstract: Call handoff from an 802.1x network to a cellular network, and vice versa. A wireless device that has both cellular and 802.1x capability detects the strength of a cellular signal and of an 802.1x signal. If a call is taking place over the 802.1x network and the strength of the 802.1x signal drops below a particular level and the strength of the cellular signal is above a certain level, the call is handed off from the 802.1x network to the cellular network. If a call is taking place over the cellular network and the cellular signal strength drops below a certain level while the 802.1x signal strength is above a certain level, the call is handed off from the cellular network to the 802.1x network. In addition, the user of the wireless device can manually initiate the handoff by actuating a handoff selector of the wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Mark J. Enzmann
  • Publication number: 20170134534
    Abstract: A protocol converter includes a processor configured to receive a request for content from a client system. The processor is further configured to determine if the protocol converter is currently receiving the content through the multicast session, and join the multicast session if the protocol converter is not currently receiving the content. Additionally, the processor is configured to receive the content as an end point of the multicast session, format the content for communication to the client system, and provide content to the client system in a communication separate from the multicast session. Receiving the content as an end point of the multicast session can include terminating the application layer protocol used by the multicast session. Additionally, formatting the content can include re-encapsulating the content as hypertext transport protocol (HTTP) with an appropriate content-type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Alan L. Glasser, Andrew G. Gauld, John F. Lucas
  • Publication number: 20170124884
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to intelligent drone traffic management via a radio access network (“RAN”). As disclosed herein, a RAN node, such as an eNodeB, can receive, from a drone, a flight configuration. The flight configuration can include a drone ID and a drone route. The RAN node can determine whether capacity is available in an airspace associated with the RAN node. In response to determining that capacity is available in the airspace associated with the RAN node, the RAN node can add the drone ID to a queue of drones awaiting use of the airspace associated with the RAN node. When the drone ID is next in the queue of drones awaiting use of the airspace associated with the RAN node, the RAN node can instruct the drone to fly through at least a portion of the airspace in accordance with the drone route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Zhi Cui, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Publication number: 20170124614
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for virtualized services discovery and recommendation engine. A request for a service can be received from a requestor. The request can include feature data that can define two or more features. Two or more features can be determined based on the feature data and requestor data associated with the requestor can be obtained. Two or more services that satisfy the request can be identified and a recommendation that represents the two or more services can be generated. The recommendation can include a data representation of a custom product that can include the two or more services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Syed Anwar Aftab, Arthur Martella, Mazin E. Gilbert, John F. Murray, Rittwik Jana
  • Publication number: 20170123863
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to recursive modularization of service provider components to reduce service delivery time and cost. In accordance with one aspect disclosed herein, a module is executable by a hardware compute resource of a virtualization platform. The module can include a module controller and a module instance. The module controller can expose a set of application programming interfaces (“APIs”). The set of APIs can include a configuration API that collects a configuration to be utilized to instantiate the module instance. The set of APIs also can include an instance provisioning API that instantiates the module instance based upon the configuration. The set of APIs also can include one or more other APIs to manage the module instance. The module instance can be a service module instance. The service module instance can encapsulate additional service module instances that have been instantiated by another module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Richard R. Erickson, Basundhara Prasad, Dean Bragg, Richard D. Schlichting, Pamela Lilly DeFazio, Adrian Vulpas, John Oetting
  • Publication number: 20170126793
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing an opportunistic crowd based service platform is disclosed. A mobile sensor device is identified based on a current location and/or other qualities, such as intrinsic properties, previous sensor data, or demographic data of an associated user of the mobile sensor device. Data is collected from the mobile sensor device. The data collected from the mobile sensor device is aggregated with data collected from other sensor devices, and content generated based on the aggregated data is delivered to a user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Andrea Basso, Lee Begeja, David C. Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray
  • Publication number: 20170118439
    Abstract: A computer readable medium is disclosed containing a computer program including but not limited to computer executable instructions that when executed by a computer present advertising data, the computer program including but not limited to instructions to display advertising data on an end user device for a duration longer than a duration of normal playback of advertising data at normal speed that is being skipped during the current trick play command; and instructions to continue the display of the advertising data until after the duration of normal playback when trick play trend data indicates that an end user at the end user device has skipped advertising data during the last two consecutive trick play commands including the current trick play command and during a most recent trick play command in the trick play command history.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: James L. Cansler, Charles Scott, Scott White
  • Publication number: 20170117935
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for reducing outbound interference in a broadband powerline communication system. Data is modulated on first and second carrier frequencies and is transmitted via respective first and second lines of the powerline system. A characteristic of at least one of the carrier signals (e.g., phase or amplitude) is adjusted in order to improve the electrical balance of the lines of the transmission system. This improvement in electrical balance reduces the radiated interference of the powerline system. Also disclosed is the use of a line balancing element on or more lines of the powerline system for altering the characteristics of at least one of the power lines in order to compensate for a known imbalance of the transmission system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventor: Paul Shala Henry
  • Publication number: 20170118521
    Abstract: Social communities are recommended based on media affinity. When content is scheduled for recording, a media identifier is used to identify a social community expressing an affinity for the same media identifier. The social community may be any individual(s), clubs, and/or organizations that have expressed any affinity to terms or subject matter, such as the media identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Brian K. Daigle
  • Publication number: 20170118226
    Abstract: A login session server establishes a communications session between an application executing on a device and a service provided by a web services gateway. A temporary login session socket is established and a token is sent to the device. The temporary login session socket may be used to verify a service provided by the web services gateway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Jay O. Glasgow, Johannes Simon Jaskolski
  • Publication number: 20170118618
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying short message service (SMS) spammers identifies senders as spammers by determining that the senders are sending SMS messages to devices included in a grey phone space. Devices in the grey phone space are identified using various methods including an analysis of call detail records. A grey ratio for a sender is determined as a ratio of messages sent to grey phone numbers by the sender to messages sent to all phone numbers by the sender. A sender is identified based on a difference between the grey ratio for the sender and a second grey ratio being above a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yu Jin, Ann E. Skudlark, Nan Jiang
  • Publication number: 20170118695
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are described herein for a hybrid network-based and device-based intelligent radio access control. According to one aspect disclosed herein, a radio access technology (“RAT”) selection system and a mobile device cooperate to enable an intelligent multi-radio access control that can select a RAT that is best-suited for the mobile device. The RAT selection system can select networks based upon network conditions, policies, user profiles, applications, and/or other information, and provide a list of the networks to the mobile device. The mobile device can utilize local device information to select a network from the list. In this manner, the RAT selection system and the mobile device can cooperate to steer traffic to various networks operating in accordance with different RATs to improve user experience, especially in network traffic congested areas, and to efficiently leverage network resources for mobile telecommunications and WI-FI networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Alan Blackburn, William G. Mansfield
  • Publication number: 20170114585
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products monitor environmental conditions in an enclosed environment, such as a garage or storage shed. If a dangerous environmental condition is determined, such as elevated carbon monoxide, an entry door may be opened. If further remedial measures are required, ignition of an internal combustion engine may be prohibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mehmet Ozkan
  • Publication number: 20170118153
    Abstract: Message delivery is controlled based on the context of multiple recipients and the content of one or more messages. One or more messages are received from one or more sender devices, the messages containing dynamic content. Contextual requirement data is received from the sender device(s) indicating a dynamic contextual requirement to be met for the message(s) to be made available to a user of one or more recipient devices. Context data is received, indicating a context of each user of a respective recipient device. The dynamic content and the dynamic contextual requirements are modifiable, depending on the context data. The context data is evaluated to determine whether the dynamic contextual requirement is met. Responsive to the dynamic contextual requirements being met, a respective message is made available to a respective user of the recipient devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Publication number: 20170111246
    Abstract: According to one aspect disclosed herein, a performance monitoring SDN controller can translate an intent specified by a performance monitoring application into a flow rule and an action set to be utilized by a performance monitoring SDN element to process a packet flow received from the target SDN network. The performance monitoring SDN controller can provide the flow rule and the action set to a performance monitoring SDN element, which can receive the packet flow from the target SDN network and can analyze the packet flow in accordance with the flow rule to match the packet flow to an action included within the action set. The performance monitoring SDN element can execute the action to monitor a performance metric of the packet flow and to provide a value for the performance metric to the performance monitoring application agent, which can generate a message that includes the value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Jin He
  • Publication number: 20170109659
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to reservations-based intelligent roadway traffic management. According to one aspect disclosed herein, a roadway usage management (“RUM”) system can receive, from a user device, a reservation request. The RUM system can extract, from the reservation request, a route to a destination location. The route can include a roadway segment to be used by a user vehicle for travel to the destination location. The RUM system can determine a time block during which entry to the roadway segment is available. The RUM system can generate a reservation response that includes the time block available to satisfy the reservation request and can send the reservation response to the user device. The user vehicle can be a partially autonomous vehicle or a fully autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: David B. Small, Thomas Spencer, IV
  • Publication number: 20170111113
    Abstract: A computerized system and method for managing a passive optical network (PON) is disclosed. The system includes a detection and analysis module adapted for receiving uploaded measurement data from an optical line terminal (OLT) and at least one optical network terminal (ONT), and at least one of technical tools data, service failure data, and outside plant data. The detection and analysis module is adapted for determining a source of failure or potential failure in the PON by correlating the uploaded measurement data and the at least one of technical tools data and service failure data with information stored in a memory medium for the OLT and each ONT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kapil Shrikhande, Kent George McCammon, Kevin Xiangkai Meng, Raghvendra Savoor
  • Publication number: 20170109361
    Abstract: Personalized sensory services are provided to mobile devices. As a sensor monitors an area of surveillance, the sensor may detect a passing mobile device. The sensor may thus ally itself to the passing mobile device and provide personalized sensory operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Publication number: 20170109260
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for test simulation for software defined networking environments. A computing device can receive a service request comprising a request to instantiate a service and create a service order based on the service request. The service order can include instructions to instantiate the service. The computing device can replicate the service order to obtain a replicated service order that includes instructions to instantiate a replicated service in a test environment, test paths and connections associated with the replicated service within the test environment using a test simulator, test device outage handling functionality of the replicated service within the test environment using the test simulator, test network outage handling functionality of the replicated service within the test environment using the test simulator, verify the replicated service, and initiate instantiation of the service requested by the service request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhenzhen Wang, Teh-Hsin K. Wu
  • Publication number: 20170111423
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to real-time video delivery for connected home (“CH”) applications. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies, a CH controller (“CHC”) can receive a request for delivery of a video stream captured by a CH video camera to a user device. The CHC can determine availability of a wireline communications link to a wireline network and availability of a wireless communications link to a wireless network over which to deliver the video stream to the user device. In response to determining that the wireline communications link and the wireless communications link are available, the CHC can obtain a wireline performance measurement for the wireline communications link, obtain a wireless performance measurement for the wireline communications link, compare the wireline performance measurement and the wireless performance measurement, and select either the wireline communications link or the wireless communications link based upon the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicants: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Jing Wu, Bo Lee
  • Publication number: 20170111497
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a communication device that includes a communication interface that facilitates a call from a user of the communication device to a communication device of a called party via a network, the call including voice communications of the user. An imaging sensor captures video of the user. A processor compares the video of the user to the voice communications to determine if the video of the user is consistent with the voice communications. The video of the user is analyzed to determine if an identity of the user is authenticated. An indication of user authentication is generated, responsive to determining the identity of the user is authenticated and to determining the video of the user coincides with the voice communications. The indication of the user authentication is sent to the called party in association with the call. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Thomas J J Starr
  • Publication number: 20170109715
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a vehicle system including vehicle sensors that collect vehicle data corresponding to a condition in proximity to a vehicle of a user and a geographical location associated with the condition. A processor is configured to perform operations including generating a vehicle report based on the vehicle data; generating in accordance with a cryptocurrency protocol, a digital currency record that is unique to the vehicle report, wherein the digital currency record indicates a digital currency value associated with the vehicle report. The digital currency record is stored in a memory and communicated in conjunction with a purchase of goods or services by the user, wherein the digital currency value is credited to a purchase price of the goods or services. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicants: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Joaquin Aguirre, John Potts Davis, III, Fulvio Cenciarelli, Jeffrey Mikan
  • Publication number: 20170105113
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for initiating signaling in mobile management entity pools using workflows. A processor can execute an orchestrator application. The processor can receive location data that indicates a geographic location at which a virtual mobility management entity has been instantiated and registered. The processor can obtain a mobility management entity topology that defines boundaries of two or more mobile management entity pools and identify, based on the location data, one of the mobility management entity pools in which the virtual mobility management entity is located. The processor can identify pool elements included in the mobility management entity pool, obtain a workflow for establishing and configuring the pool elements, and request establishment of signaling between the virtual mobile management entity and the pool elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Vivek Mhatre, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Publication number: 20170102244
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for suspending voice guidance during route navigation. A processor that executes a navigation system interface application can detect a deviation from a route between an origin and a destination. The processor can obtain contextual data including a geographic location and a vector. The processor can set a first value of a point-of-interest parameter that indicates whether the geographic location and the vector imply a visit to an expected stop, a second value of a road-type parameter that indicates a type of a current road segment associated with the geographic location, and a third value of a route-distance parameter based on a distance between the geographic location and a nearest point along the route. The processor can determine if voice guidance should be suspended based on the first value, the second value, and the third value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicants: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Jeremy Fix, William Cottrill
  • Publication number: 20170098517
    Abstract: An electrical switch responds to acoustic inputs. A microphone integrated into the electrical switch generates electrical signals in response to the acoustic inputs. A network interface integrated into the electrical switch provides addressable communication with controllers, computers, and other networked devices. The electrical switch may thus be installed or retrofitted into the electrical wiring of all homes and businesses. Users may thus speak voice commands, which are received by the electrical switch and sent for voice control of appliances and other automation tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Willis
  • Publication number: 20170097729
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to a pressure-based input method for user devices. According to one aspect disclosed herein, a user device can receive an output from a pressure sensor. The output can include parameters associated with a pressure applied to the pressure sensor by a user. The user device can analyze the output to determine a command to be executed by the user device. The user device can execute the command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James W. Fan, Venson Shaw, Jeffrey A. Aaron