Patents Assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
  • Publication number: 20180020189
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, capturing images that are associated with a video conference communication session, obtaining a video conference policy associated with the video conference communication session, applying object pattern recognition to the images to detect an object in the images, and retrieve first replacement image content according to the video conference policy. The images can be adjusted by replacing a first portion of the images other than the detected object with the first replacement image content to generate first adjusted video content. The first adjusted video content can be provided to the first recipient communication device via the video conference communication session. Non-adjusted video content can be provided according to the video conference policy to the second recipient communication device via the video conference communication session. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Min Lu, Yi Chin, Gerald L. Hoover
  • Patent number: 9870500
    Abstract: A system for sensor enhanced speech recognition is disclosed. The system may obtain visual content or other content associated with a user and an environment of the user. Additionally, the system may obtain, from the visual content, metadata associated with the user and the environment of the user. The system may also include determining, based on the visual content and metadata, if the user is speaking. If the user is determined to be speaking, the system may obtain audio content associated with the user and the environment. The system may then adapt, based on the visual content, audio content, and metadata, one or more acoustic models that match the user and the environment. Once the one or more acoustic models are adapted and loaded, the system may enhance a speech recognition process or other process associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Dimitrios Dimitriadis, Donald J. Bowen, Mazin E. Gilbert, Horst J. Schroeter
  • Patent number: 9870652
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Reese, Alfonso Jones, Carl Sorrells
  • Patent number: 9872328
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that detects a request to reattach to a communication network to update a registration between a wireless communication system and the communication network while the wireless communication system is connected to a session border controller of the communication network. The system delays a release of bearer communications with the communication network responsive to the request to reattach to the communication network not being urgent. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark A. Ratcliffe, Chaoxin Qiu
  • Patent number: 9870661
    Abstract: An access control system provides authentication and notification. A visitor to a facility, for example, authenticates to the access control system. Once an identity of the visitor is confirmed, the access control system sends a notification to a host, such as an employee. The notification informs the host of the arrival of the visitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Aditya Arora, Timothy Barge, Trinh Adams, Tim Johnson, Mark Antley
  • Patent number: 9871914
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products provide called party identification to a calling party. A communication is processed from a calling communications address to one of a plurality of communications addresses associated with a simultaneous ring. When an answer is detected at one of the plurality of communications addresses, an answering communications address is sent to the calling communications address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Brian K. Daigle
  • Patent number: 9870697
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable storage device and apparatus for providing collaborative area monitoring are disclosed. For example, the method monitors the area via a plurality of sensors, wherein the plurality of sensors comprises an optical sensor and a positioning sensor, detects an alarm condition, activates one of the plurality of sensors to capture information associated with the alarm condition, and sends a request for assistance to a neighboring standalone area monitor using a wireless communications protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven William Frew, Larry B. Pearson, Mark Stockert, Randolph Wohlert
  • Patent number: 9870576
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for detecting body language via bone conduction. According to one aspect, a device can detect body language of a user. The device can generate a signal and send the signal to a sensor network connected to a user. The device can receive a modified signal from the sensor network and compare the modified signal to a body language reference model. The device can determine the body language of the user based upon comparing the modified signal to the body language reference model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento
  • Patent number: 9871282
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission medium for propagating electromagnetic waves. The transmission medium can have a first dielectric material for propagating electromagnetic waves guided by the first dielectric material, and a second dielectric material disposed on at least a portion of an outer surface of the first dielectric material for reducing an exposure of the electromagnetic waves to an environment that adversely affects propagation of the electromagnetic waves on the first dielectric material. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 9872064
    Abstract: The subject disclosure describes among other things, receiving user input that includes a device configuration for a device in a home automation system, where the device configuration specifies a triggering event and a response to the triggering event. The subject disclosure also describes transmitting the device configuration to the device, receiving data from the device, where the data indicates that the triggering event has been detected by the device, presenting an alert indicating that the triggering event has been detected by device, where the alert includes selectable options for responding to the alert, identifying the device detecting the triggering event, and altering an operation of the device. A user setting is accessed before presenting the alert and user input is received to control processing of the particular triggering event. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Scott White, James Cansler
  • Patent number: 9871922
    Abstract: A live service agent is associated to a first service session, where the first service session facilitates a communication exchange associated with a user inquiry between user equipment and a first service resource. The first service session remains uninterrupted by the associating of the live service agent. A verbal exchange of the communication exchange between the user equipment and the live service agent is recorded in response to the associating of the live service agent, and a number of keywords are identified. To the extent that the verbal exchange yields a satisfactory response to the user inquiry and that the recording is dissimilar to other recordings of a solution database, the recording is stored in the solution database. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Reuben Klein, Mazin E. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 9871928
    Abstract: An interactive voice response method permits an intelligent interactive voice system to communicate with a caller. The method includes determining that a caller is a first time caller, interactively communicating with the first time caller, and routing a call to a particular destination based upon information received from the caller. The method also includes establishing a caller personal profile based on the information received from the first time caller, developing a predictive personalized interactive communication dialog for a repeat call by the first time caller, and storing the caller personal profile and the predictive personalized interactive communication dialog. The method further includes updating the predictive personalized interactive communication dialog based on information obtained by the repeat call by the first time caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mina Awad, John T. McSweeney
  • Patent number: 9872139
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P
    Inventors: Taner Baran, Catherine A. Wood, Jonathan Christiansen
  • Patent number: 9871679
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission device that includes at least one transceiver configured to modulate data to generate a plurality of first electromagnetic waves in accordance with channel control parameters. A plurality of couplers are configured to couple at least a portion of the plurality of first electromagnetic waves to a transmission medium, wherein the plurality of couplers generate a plurality of second electromagnetic waves that propagate along the outer surface of the transmission medium. A training controller is configured to generate the channel control parameters based on channel state information received from at least one remote transmission device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 9871558
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission device that includes a transmitter that generates a first electromagnetic wave to convey data, the first electromagnetic wave having at least one carrier frequency and corresponding wavelength. A coupler couples the first electromagnetic wave to a transmission medium having at least one inner portion surrounded by a dielectric material, the dielectric material having an outer surface and a corresponding circumference, wherein the coupling of the first electromagnetic wave to the transmission medium forms a second electromagnetic wave that is guided to propagate along the outer surface of the dielectric material via at least one guided-wave mode that can include an asymmetric mode, wherein the at least one carrier frequency is within a microwave or millimeter-wave frequency band and wherein the at least one corresponding wavelength is less than the circumference of the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180013796
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to modes of policy participation for feedback instances. According to one aspect, a system can receive an event associated with an active feedback instance operating in a runtime. The system can map the event to a policy participation level policy. The system can determine a new policy participation level for the active feedback instance according to the policy participation level policy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James W. Fan, Jeffrey A. Aaron
  • Publication number: 20180014091
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, facilitating access to a synopsis of a missed portion of a media program, identifying subject matter in a segment of content in the media program that has not been presented, determining a particular time for presenting the summary according to the subject matter in the segment of content, and initiating a presentation of the summary at the particular time. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Lee Begeja, Raghuraman Gopalan, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20180013489
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission system having a coupling device, a bypass circuit, a memory and a processor. The coupling device can facilitate transmission or reception of electromagnetic waves that propagate along a surface of a transmission medium. The memory can store instructions, which when executed by the processor, causes the processor to perform operations including restarting a timer to prevent the bypass circuit from disabling the transmission or reception of electromagnetic waves by the coupling device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180013467
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that performs operations including detecting a signal degradation of electromagnetic waves guided by a transmission medium, and adjusting at least one phase of signal components of the electromagnetic waves to produce adjusted electromagnetic waves having a hybrid wave mode and a non-optical frequency range to mitigate the signal degradation. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180013498
    Abstract: A quasi-optical coupling system launches and extracts surface wave communication transmissions from a wire. At millimeter-wave frequencies, where the wavelength is small compared to the macroscopic size of the equipment, the millimeter-wave transmissions can be transported from one place to another and diverted via lenses and reflectors, much like visible light. Transmitters and receivers can be positioned near telephone and power lines and reflectors placed on or near the cables can reflect transmissions onto or off of the cables. The lenses on the transmitters are focused, and the reflectors positioned such that the reflected transmissions are guided waves on the surface of the cables. The reflectors can be polarization sensitive, where one or more of a set of guided wave modes can be reflected off the wire based on the polarization of the guided wave modes and polarization and orientation of the reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Donald J. Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M. Willis, III