AT&T Patent Applications

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

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20170093686
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for management of forwarding tables at edge routers. A processor that executes a software defined networking controller can select an edge router associated with a networking environment. The edge router can access or use a forwarding table. The processor can obtain routing information associated with the edge router. The routing information can include forwarding table contents associated with the forwarding table and next hop information that can indicate communication paths associated with the edge router. The processor can analyze the routing information to determine next hops associated with the edge router, generate a next hop graph that represents the next hops, and initiate updating of the forwarding table such that forwarding table only includes data that corresponds to the next hops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Uttaro, Han Q. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20170094526
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for personal virtual core networks. A processor executing a network access service can determine if the user device should be isolated from a core network that provides devices at a location with connectivity. If the processor determines that the user device should be isolated, the processor can identify resources supporting the connectivity. The resources can include network resources and the core network. The processor can create a virtual core network to support the connectivity, and activate the virtual core network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Andrea Forte
  • Publication number: 20170094463
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for geofence profile management. A processor can execute a geofence profile management service. The processor can receive geofence profile data from an administrator device. The processor can create, based upon the geofence profile data, a geofence profile. The geofence profile can include a geofence profile title, a geofence profile description, and a geofence profile option. The processor can provide the geofence profile to a user device. The processor can determine that the user device accepts the geofence profile, and the processor can activate the geofence profile in response to the user device accepting the geofence profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicants: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Taner Baran, Catherine A. Wood, Jonathan Christiansen
  • Publication number: 20170085658
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for exchanging a history of user activity information are provided. A history of user activity of a target user conducted through a device is collected and stored at a server over a network. A key corresponding to the history of user activity is generated and transmitted to the device. The key is received from a different device. The first history of user activity is retrieved based on the received key and transmitted to the different device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven TODD, Randall Stephen HANSEN
  • Publication number: 20170085524
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products translate addresses in networks. A residential gateway translates requests for content such that the residential gateway appears as both a requestor and a destination for requested content, regardless of an actual requesting device or a desired output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jayanta Das, Bhavin A. Doshi, Anand Kumar Singh, Saurabh Kumar
  • Publication number: 20170086246
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for the dynamic aggregation of communications network bandwidth. Communication devices are bonded in a community in which the communication resources of a bonded device can be used to transfer data on behalf of another bonded device. In an exemplary embodiment, communication devices are bonded wirelessly to share wireless wide area network communication channels. Bandwidth aggregation is performed dynamically based on user communication requirements and the current states of the bonded communication devices. Methods are presented by which communication devices can be automatically bonded when a predetermined bonding condition is satisfied. The methods and systems of the invention optimize utilization of communication resources in a cost-effective manner that provides a user high quality service as well as location mobility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Todd W. Allen, Kevin W. Jones
  • Publication number: 20170078480
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a call from communication device associated with a caller. The call is directed to a second communication device associated with a callee. The method includes determining whether a caller profile associated with the caller is available. The method includes searching at least two networks in response to determining that the caller profile is not available. The method includes creating the caller profile based on the search of the at least two networks and populating a caller identification portal with at least one of a plurality identification characteristics included in the caller profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (formerly known as SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
    Inventor: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.(formerly known as SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
  • Publication number: 20170078441
    Abstract: A content distribution network includes a first server in communication with an anycast server that provides content via a unicast signal, and with a multicast server that provides the content via a multicast signal. The first server is configured to receive a list of source addresses associated with the content, and to provide a metadata file including an anycast Internet protocol address of the anycast server from the list of source addresses as an Internet protocol address of the content in response to a first request for the content. When the number of client devices requesting the content exceeds a first threshold, the first server receives an updated list of sources including a multicast Internet protocol address of a multicast server, and provides the multicast Internet protocol address of the multicast server as the Internet protocol address of the content in the metadata file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Han Q. Nguyen, Sunil Maloo, Douglas M. Nortz
  • Publication number: 20170078720
    Abstract: A method of synchronizing first and second streams of a multimedia content program is operable for determining a temporal difference indicative of a relative timing between first and second streams of the program, the first stream being provided to a first multimedia processing resource (MPR) and the second stream being provided to a second MPR. The method includes manipulating at least one of the streams to reduce the temporal difference until the temporal difference is less than a predetermined threshold and enabling a viewer of the first stream to interact with a viewer of the second stream regarding the program. Interactions are visually detectable on a first display screen corresponding to the first MPR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Scott Amento, Larry Stead, Christopher Harrison
  • Publication number: 20170076736
    Abstract: A system for providing an acoustic environment recognizer for optimal speech processing is disclosed. In particular, the system may utilize metadata obtained from various acoustic environments to assist in suppressing ambient noise interfering with a desired audio signal. In order to do so, the system may receive an audio stream including an audio signal associated with a user and including ambient noise obtained from an acoustic environment of the user. The system may obtain first metadata associated with the ambient noise, and may determine if the first metadata corresponds to second metadata in a profile for the acoustic environment. If the first metadata corresponds to the second metadata, the system may select a processing scheme for suppressing the ambient noise from the audio stream, and process the audio stream using the processing scheme. Once the audio stream is processed, the system may provide the audio stream to a destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Horst J. Schroeter, Donald J. Bowen, Dimitrios B. Dimitriadis, Lusheng Ji
  • Publication number: 20170078826
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to user equipment (“UE”) categories for machine-to-machine (“M2M”) devices operating in an Internet of things (“IoT”) network and future emerging devices. According to one aspect, a network node can receive, from an M2M device, an M2M device category for the M2M device. The network node can determine an action to perform based upon the M2M device category. The network node can cause the action to be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicants: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Weihua Ye, Yung Shirley Choi-Grogan
  • Publication number: 20170078366
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for an application deployment engine. A processor that executes an application deployment engine can receive an application request. The processor can obtain network topology data that indicates availability of resources of a data center, an application template associated with the application, and a running time during which an application placement plan is to be identified out of a large number of placement scenarios within the running time. The application template can describe an application flow path associated with the application. The processor can identify the application placement plan, where the application placement plan can include an optimal placement of the application at the data center, before a given running time expires by pruning the large search space. The processor can generate a command to effect deployment of the application in accordance with the application placement plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gueyoung Jung, Kaustubh Joshi, Matti A. Hiltunen, Richard D. Schlichting
  • Publication number: 20170077990
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for delivering broadband video data to an end user device comprising transmitting broadband video data via a radio frequency transmitter to a home radio frequency receiver located at a residential power transformer providing electrical power to a home; coupling the broadband video data from the home radio frequency receiver to a first modem onto a copper power line electrically coupled to the residential power transformer; receiving the broadband data on a second modem from the copper power line; and sending from the second modem, different portions of the broadband data to each of a plurality of end user devices in the home. A system and computer program for performing the method are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventor: Adrian S. Matthews
  • Publication number: 20170078763
    Abstract: A computerized method is disclosed including but not limited to determining on a processor, a tendency of an end user's to respond to one of a plurality of advertising data types in a video data stream wherein the plurality of advertising data types comprise at least two of audio, video, text and image data types. A computer readable medium containing a data structure is disclosed providing a functional and structural interrelationship between a processor in the system and data in the data structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Narenda K. Gupta, Mazin Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20170076562
    Abstract: Personalized notifications of security events are sent. When an alarm condition is determined, a remote notification address may be retrieved. Personalized text may also be retrieved that describes the alarm condition. A notification message may thus be sent to the remote notification address, with the personalized text describing the alarm condition in a user's own words. The personalized text may then be converted to speech, thus providing an audible announcement of the alarm condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Alson Hicks, III
  • Publication number: 20170070412
    Abstract: A system can collect, from an address resolution protocol (“ARP”) cache of a managed virtual network function (“VNF”), at least one active entry corresponding to at least one active element of a plurality of virtual local area network (“VLAN”) networks. The system can check the ARP cache for an entry associated with at least one of the plurality of VLAN elements. The system can determine whether an entry associated with at least one of the plurality of VLAN elements was found. In response to determining that an entry associated with at least one of the plurality of VLAN elements was not found, the system can send an ARP request to the plurality of VLAN elements, wait for an ARP response, and, in response to determining that an ARP response has not been received, generating a notification that VLAN connectivity has been lost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Zosim Kanevsky
  • Publication number: 20170070509
    Abstract: A system for providing secure browsing via a transparent network proxy is disclosed. The system may receive, from a client, a request to access a resource. The request may include an identifier that may be utilized to locate the resource. Once the request is received, the system may determine if the resource is not trusted, such as if the identifier is determined to be unknown or suspicious. If the resource is determined to not be trusted by the system, the system may forward the request to a virtual machine manager that may select a browser virtual machine from a pool of browser virtual machines. After the browser virtual machine is selected, the browser virtual machine may stream a rendering of the resource to the client based on the request. The rendering of the resource may be provided in lieu of the actual resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Giura, Jeffrey E. Bickford, Donald E. Hendrix, Howard F. Shirokmann, Thomas A. Anschutz, Ching C. Shih
  • Publication number: 20170070594
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to visualizations for network virtualization platforms (“NVPs”). According to one aspect disclosed herein, a computer system executing a visualization component can obtain data associated with a NVP. The computer system can generate a visualization of the data associated with the NVP. The visualization can include a three-dimensional central cube visualization that includes a plurality of smaller cube virtualizations, each of which includes a node representative of an application executable by at least a portion of a plurality of resources of the NVP. The computer system can output the visualization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: John Oetting, Roger Wickes
  • Publication number: 20170070611
    Abstract: Audible alerts are suppressed for subsequent calls from a calling address. An initial audible alert is processed for an initial call from the calling address. Subsequent audible alerts from the same calling address are suppressed, such that subsequent calls from the calling address may fail to alert. Visual alerts may still be processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Edward M. Silver
  • Publication number: 20170070472
    Abstract: Social networking is used to enhance content delivery to mobile devices. Sometimes a mobile device lacks network connectivity, such as when the mobile device is off or offline. Content cannot be sent to the mobile device when lacking network connectivity. A social network, however, may be retrieved for interim storage of the content. When the mobile device lacks network connectivity, the content may be routed to a member device of the social network. The member device stores the content until the mobile device resumes network connectivity. The member device may then send or forward the content to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John Thomas Stankey, Dale W. Malik, Jeffrey Mikan
  • Publication number: 20170069141
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for explorable augmented reality displays. An augmented reality service can receive a request for augmented reality display data. The request can be associated with a device. The augmented reality service can determine a location associated with the device and identify augmented reality data associated with the location. The augmented reality service can provide augmented reality display data to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Scott Carter, Diana Horn, Suman Ray
  • Publication number: 20170063850
    Abstract: Artificial biometric traits self-nullify due to natural physiological processes. Biometric enrollment and authentication may then be based on a life associated with the self-nullifying biometric trait. Once the life is expected to have expired, no further authentication may be performed until a new artificial biometric is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Julio A. Cartaya
  • Publication number: 20170064406
    Abstract: A method and system for remote control of multimedia content using a multimedia content distribution network (MCDN) is configured to establish a connection between a customer premises equipment (CPE) gateway and a local area network (LAN) device that is a personal user device. A user of the LAN device may be authenticated. Responsive to user input, the LAN device may send remote control messages corresponding to remote control functions for an MCDN terminal device. The CPE gateway may determine a network address for the MCDN terminal device, and forward the remote control messages to the addressed MCDN terminal device. The LAN device may so remotely control the addressed MCDN terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Carlton Bedingfield, SR., David A. Levine, John A. McClenny
  • Publication number: 20170064083
    Abstract: A customer contact system receives a customer inquiry from a customer. Availability of different types of resources for handling the customer inquiry is used to calculate a ranking for the different types of resources for handling the customer inquiry. A type of resource with the highest rank is offered to the customer in order to resolve the customer inquiry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mazin E. GILBERT
  • Publication number: 20170064537
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for generating and analyzing mobility vectors to determine subscriber behavior. A processor can execute an analysis engine. The analysis engine can obtain a log from a data collection device associated with a cellular network. The log can include subscriber data, cell identifier data, and time data. The analysis engine can identify a subscriber represented by the subscriber data and determine a vector associated with the subscriber. The vector can represent a movement of the subscriber within the cellular network. The analysis engine can store vector data that corresponds to the vector determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mehmet Ozkan
  • Publication number: 20170060353
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for generating a unified menu for multiple communication channels are provided. User interaction information received via the multiple communication channels are transmitted to a central server over a network. The central server also receives notification information or directive information from a source external to the central server. The central server weighs the received information and transforms the weighted information into unified menu options in a unified menu. The unified menu is transmitted to the multiple communication channels, such that same unified menu options are provided at each of the multiple communication channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Harry E. BLANCHARD, Lan ZHANG, Gregory PULZ
  • Publication number: 20170064350
    Abstract: A system for resource provisioning for content delivery of multiple services is disclosed. The system may be configured to offer multiple services, wherein at least one first offered service is delivery of prerecorded content and at least one second offered service is content delivered according to a deadline. In at least one embodiment, the first offered service may be video content, and the second offered service may be broadcast television content. The system may also be configured to deliver at least a portion of the first offered service in advance of use of that portion of the first offered service such that resource demand in connection with delivery of service content of the second offered service at peak delivery may be reduced. As such, fewer resources are needed to provide uninterrupted service of the first and second offered services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rittwik Jana, Vaneet Aggarwal, Xu Chen, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Kadangode Ramakrishnan, Vinay Vaishampayan
  • Publication number: 20170061711
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a vehicle battery data analysis service. A processor can execute a vehicle battery data analysis service. The processor can generate a request to execute a load test at a vehicle and transmit the load request to a vehicle diagnostic system located at the vehicle. The processor can obtain diagnostic data generated by the vehicle diagnostic system. The diagnostic data can include test data that indicates a load of a battery of the vehicle and vehicle data that identifies the vehicle. The processor can update fleet data based upon the diagnostic data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Reese, Alfonso Jones, Carl Sorrells
  • Publication number: 20170052598
    Abstract: Bioacoustic sensors and wireless technologies are used for the control of electronic devices, such as wireless telephones, pagers, music/media players or personal laptops and personal digital assistant (PDA) devices. Such control is implemented with certain systems, methods and apparatus which include bioacoustic sensors, a processor coupled to the bioacoustic sensors, and a transmitter coupled to the processor. The present invention is operative to detect particular hand and/or finger gestures, and to transmit control signals corresponding to the gestures for operative control of an electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Amento, William Colyer Hill, Loren Gilbert Terveen
  • Publication number: 20170053561
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for acoustic representations of environments. A processor can execute an acoustic representation service. The processor can receive a request to provide acoustic representation data to a device. The processor can obtain input data from the device. The input data can include captured data. The processor can analyze the input data to recognize an object represented in or by the input data and a path associated with the object. The processor can generate acoustic representation data representing the object and the path, and provide the acoustic representation data to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Randolph Wohlert, Milap V. Majmundar, Aaron Bangor, James H. Pratt, Guido Corona
  • Publication number: 20170048391
    Abstract: Calls placed to a call recipient bypass the terminating messaging system, creating an enhanced message in the call originator's messaging system and delivering the enhanced message using alternate routing information. A caller creates enhanced messages for a call recipient even when the call recipient's messaging system does not support such functionality. The caller also embeds stored content and/or use links in the enhanced messages to allow the message to be modified and/or deleted before it is accessed by the call recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Jackson, Mehrad Yasrebi
  • Publication number: 20170046497
    Abstract: One or more simulations are generated for in-home monitoring. The simulations model sensory detection of a user's physical activities using a different number and/or a different combination of sensors. Each different simulation may thus be associated with an accuracy and a cost, depending on the number and/or combination of sensors. The simulations thus present a range of sensory configurations that balance accuracy and affordability, from which an optimum sensory solution may be determined for the in-home monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicants: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vc Ramesh, Michael G. Branam, Philip Edward Brown, Lee Callaway, Halim Damerdji, Shilpi Harpavat, Azeddine Kasmi, Terri A. Lewis, Sunil Nakrani, Tung Nguyen, Maruthi Nori, Prince Paulraj, Homayoun Torab, Christopher L. Tsai
  • Publication number: 20170046424
    Abstract: In embodiments of the disclosed technology, indexes, such as inverted indexes, are updated only as necessary to guarantee answer precision within predefined thresholds which are determined with little cost in comparison to the updates of the indexes themselves. With the present technology, a batch of daily updates can be processed in a matter of minutes, rather than a few hours for rebuilding an index, and a query may be answered with assurances that the results are accurate or within a threshold of accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Marios Hadjieleftheriou, Nick Koudas, Divesh Srivastava
  • Publication number: 20170048478
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for receiving a controllability indicator at a portable communication device, the controllability indicator received from a stationary communication device. The controllability indicator indicates whether a trickplay feature is available for controlling a presentation of multimedia content, and is determined from a characterization of the multimedia content. The method further includes presenting a trickplay indicator at the portable communication device according to the controllability indicator to indicate whether the trickplay feature is available. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Carlton Bedingfield, SR., John R. Stefanik
  • Publication number: 20170048397
    Abstract: A method for operating a mobile device includes, in response to receiving a swipe gesture via a user interface of the mobile device, displaying a balance of a prepaid wireless service account on a display of the mobile device. The balance may be displayed in a currency such as monetary currency or a proprietary currency such as minutes or credits provided by a wireless service provider. The method may also include displaying an expiration time to identify a time remaining until the balance expires. The method may also include generating a balance request including a request for the balance of the prepaid wireless service account from a prepaid billing system in response to receiving the swipe gesture, transmitting the balance request to the prepaid billing system, and receiving the balance in response to the balance request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sean Corbin, Simon King, Jeremiah O'Leary, Ross Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20170048659
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are described herein for improving location accuracy for proximity services. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, an expression application server can receive an expression message generated by a Third Generation Partnership Project (“3GPP”) proximity service (“ProSe”)-enabled application executing on a mobile device. The expression message includes an expression code and a location tag. The expression application server can analyze the expression message to determine whether increased granularity is desired for use in determining an expression match to the expression code. In response to determining that the increased granularity is desired, the expression application server can request additional location information from a location platform. The expression application server can receive the additional location information from the location platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventor: Richard J. Silvestri
  • Publication number: 20170048290
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are described herein for multi-hop small cell auto discovery for software-defined networking (“SDN”)-enabled radio access networks (“RANs”). According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a small cell RAN node can include a network backhaul link connected to a further small cell radio access network node operating within a RAN controlled, at least in part, by a SDN controller. The small cell RAN node can generate an enhanced OFDP multicast message that includes a SDN characteristic for the SDN controller to use, at least in part, to discover the small cell RA node as operational within the RAN. The small cell RAN node can send the enhanced OFDP multicast message over the network backhaul link in an attempt to provide the SDN characteristic to the SDN controller so SDN controller can discover the small cell RAN node as operational within the RAN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Paul Edward Smith, JR., Mostafa Tofighbakhsh
  • Publication number: 20170048200
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing a basic firewall using a virtual networking function. A control system having a processor can detect a firewall request that can include a request to create a basic firewall. The processor can analyze a recipe to determine a virtual switch and a basic firewall virtual function that are to provide the functionality of the basic firewall. The processor can trigger instantiation of the virtual switch via a network control function and instantiation of the basic firewall virtual function via a service control function. The processor also can validate the basic firewall. The basic firewall can provide filtering of traffic at the network transport layer using the virtual switch, and as such, the virtual switch may not operate on the application layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: W. Cooper Chastain