Patents Assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
  • Publication number: 20190059123
    Abstract: The concepts and technologies disclosed herein provide a vehicle system that can prompt a user to select a BLUETOOTH pairing type—normal or temporary. In response to receiving selection of a temporary BLUETOOTH pairing type, the vehicle system can prompt the user to select a trigger for terminating a temporary pairing period during which the user device and the vehicle system are to be temporarily paired, and the vehicle system can receive selection of the trigger. The user device and the vehicle system can be paired. The vehicle system can receive data associated with the user and can store the data in a vehicle memory. The vehicle system can monitor for activation of the trigger. In response to the trigger being activated, the vehicle system can terminate the temporary pairing period thereby unpairing the user device and the vehicle system and can delete the data from the vehicle memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kim Withers, Joseph Harten
  • Publication number: 20190059088
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a repeater device having a first coupler to extract downstream channel signals from first guided electromagnetic waves bound to a transmission medium of a guided wave communication system. An amplifier amplifies the downstream channel signals to generate amplified downstream channel signals. A channel selection filter selects one or more of the amplified downstream channel signals to wirelessly transmit to the at least one client device via an antenna. A second coupler guides the amplified downstream channel signals to the transmission medium of the guided wave communication system to propagate as second guided electromagnetic waves. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20190059016
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to an enhanced software-defined networking (“SDN”) controller to support ad-hoc radio access technologies (“RATs”). An SDN controller receives, from an ad-hoc radio access controller serving an ad-hoc radio access network (“RAN”), an attach request sent on behalf of a user equipment (“UE”) operating in communication with an ad-hoc RAT transceiver node. The attach request includes a physical IP address associated with the UE. The physical IP address includes an IP address sub-interface pre-fix broadcast to the UE by the ad-hoc RAT transceiver node combined with a physical address of the UE. In response to the attach request, the SDN controller can complete an attachment procedure for allowing the ad-hoc radio access controller to an SDN network. The SDN controller also can update one or more components operating within the SDN network to reflect how to reach the UE via the physical IP address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Jiansong Wang
  • Publication number: 20190057283
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for determining a first set of features in first images of first media content, generating a similarity score by processing the first set of features with a favorability model derived by identifying generative features and discriminative features of second media content that is favored by a viewer, and providing the similarity score to a network for predicting a response by the viewer to the first media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Raghuraman Gopalan
  • Publication number: 20190054831
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products charge a battery in a vehicle. A charging station and the vehicle negotiate charging parameters. When the vehicle receives electrical power from the charging station, the vehicle checks the electrical power for the parameters. Should the electrical power fail to exhibit the parameters, charging is terminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nikhil S. Marathe, Christopher F. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10210723
    Abstract: Devices, non-transitory computer-readable media and methods for providing a haptic signal based upon a detection of an object are disclosed. For example, the processor of a device may transmit a first ultrasonic signal via an ultrasonic emitter and detect an object based upon a receiving of a reflected signal via an ultrasonic detector, where the reflected signal comprises a reflection of the first ultrasonic signal from the object. The processor may further monitor for a second ultrasonic signal via the ultrasonic detector. The device may be associated with a user, and the second ultrasonic signal may be associated with a teammate of the user. The processor may also select whether to provide an instruction to a haptic actuator when the object is detected, based upon whether the second ultrasonic signal is received via the ultrasonic detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Rudolph Mappus, Surekha Padala, Chad Blackwell
  • Patent number: 10212229
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a data object for storage in a storage system. The storage system includes a number of datacenters (s) interconnected by a first network. Each of the datacenters is located in a geographic location that is different than any geographic locations of any other of the datacenters. The method includes creating secondary copies of the data object. A number of secondary copies is equal to at least s?1. The method includes, in accordance with a placement map of at least one of the datacenters, storing a primary copy of the data object in one of the datacenters. The method also includes, in each other of the datacenters, storing at least one of the secondary copies. The method also includes monitoring, via a plurality of data monitors, an accessibility of data stored in the storage system. The data includes the primary copy and the secondary copies of the data objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert J. Hall
  • Patent number: 10210014
    Abstract: In a cloud app market, a cloud infrastructure customer can purchase apps for performing services such as rootkit detection and network security for a customer virtual machine run by the cloud infrastructure customer. A cloud infrastructure provider executes a provider virtual machine monitor or hypervisor on cloud infrastructure. The cloud app is provided with a customer virtual machine monitor nested on the provider virtual machine monitor. The customer virtual machine, together with a nested management domain of the customer, execute on the customer virtual machine monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
    Inventors: Abhinav Srivastava, Vinod Ganapathy
  • Patent number: 10210258
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to track network topology changes are disclosed. An example apparatus includes machine readable instructions, and a processor to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations include, in response to a reporting message generated by a software defined controller containing topology change information corresponding to a topology change event scheduled to occur at a future time, store, in a topology database, a pre-validation data record reflecting the occurrence of the topology change event. The pre-validation data record indicates the occurrence is not validated. In addition, a validation seeking message is generated to validate occurrence of the topology change event and is transmitted to a network device to be subject to the topology change event after the future time. In response to a validation message from the network device, a post-validation data record is stored in the topology database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Heng Wang, Robert J. Ferro, Leah L. Zhang, Luis Figueroa
  • Patent number: 10211896
    Abstract: A system facilitating dynamic layer mapping with multiple downlink control channels wireless communication system is provided herein. In one example, a method, comprises: determining, by a BS device, for a selected mobile device, a type of downlink control channel configuration to transmit to a mobile device; and in response to determining to transmit multiple downlink control channels as the type of downlink control channel configuration, identifying a layer to couple to the downlink control channel configuration. Determining the type of downlink control channel configuration to transmit can comprise: determining to transmit multiple downlink control channels if a rank is higher than a defined value; and determining to transmit a single control channel in lieu of transmitting the multiple control channels if a rank is less than or equal to the defined value. The method can also include scheduling the layer for transmission to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: SaiRamesh Nammi, Milap Majmundar, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10212554
    Abstract: Velocity-weighted analysis of UE location data is disclosed. UE velocity can be determined from the change in position and time. UE dwell can also be determined from the change in position and time. UE dwell and UE velocity can be inversely related. UE dwell an UE velocity can be correlated to a likelihood that an event occurrence related to a point of interest affects UE travel between a first and second location. A location of the point of interest can be determined to be in a region corresponding to a path between the first and second location. The region can be associated with the UE dwell and/or UE velocity, such that a probability of interaction can be determined for the event occurrence for the point of interest. The region can comprise a probable UE path based on historical UE data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kuang-Chi Tung, Mark Austin, Sheldon Meredith
  • Patent number: 10212532
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method, comprising: receiving, by a media processor including a processor, spherical audiovisual media content from a content delivery network; rendering, by the media processor, video for a point of view in the spherical audiovisual media content at a display device coupled to the media processor; receiving, from a remote control device coupled to the media processor, a control signal panning the point of view, resulting in a new field of view; and generating, by the media processor, audio signals from the spherical audiovisual media content corresponding to the new field of view, wherein the audio signals are adapted to audio reproduction equipment coupled to the media processor. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Manuel Briand
  • Patent number: 10211916
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10211938
    Abstract: A mobile viewing method includes accessing location information indicative of a current location of a mobile device associated with a home market. A current market corresponding to the current location of the mobile device is identified. If the current market differs from the home market, the mobile device is granted access to a retransmission of at least one local channel of the current market. The location information may include GPS information indicative of GPS coordinates of the mobile device. The mobile device may include a mobile viewing application that displays a channel guide indicating local channels available in the current market and national channels. The mobile viewing application may include a summary of the current market and the summary may include weather, news headline, and local advertisement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael S. Thomas, Wes G. Costner, Adam Ferman
  • Patent number: 10212035
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for message flow management for virtual networks. A processor can identify a target virtual network function instance that is to be taken offline. The processor can change a status associated with the target virtual network function instance to indicate it being taken offline. The processor can start a graceful shutdown timer to trigger shutdown of the target virtual network function instance. The processor can identify external interfaces and a peer network function that identifies the target virtual network function instance as a next hop. The processor can obtain, for the target virtual network function instance and the peer network function instance, a snapshot that identifies configuration data for the target virtual network function instance and the peer network function instance and can generate a command to trigger a shutdown of the target virtual network function instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Chaoxin Qiu, Mark A. Ratcliffe, Robert F. Dailey, Jeffrey L. Scruggs
  • Patent number: 10211898
    Abstract: Determining when beam failure of a beam pair link has occurred is provided. Transient obstructions, and other interference effects can cause the failure of a beam pair link which can comprise a transmit beam and a receive beam associated with respective antennas on a transmitter and receiver. Switching to another beam pair link can cause decrease throughput and efficiency however, so the improved mechanism for determining a failure includes taking into consideration the importance of the beam pair link before initiating the beam recovery process. The configurable beam failure protocol defined herein considers the relative importance of the configured beam pair links when declaring the beam pair link a failure. The importance of the beam pair link can be based on the amount of downlink control information in the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Wang, Salam Akoum, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10212639
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, querying a domain name server for status information associated with a set of service capability exposure function (SCEF) nodes associated with providing data capability for a wireless communication device in a mobile communication network, receiving, from the domain name server, status information associated with a set of SCEF nodes that are selected, selecting a first SCEF node from the set of SCEF nodes according to the status information for the set of SCEF nodes, initiating a first non-IP packet data network connection with the first SCEF node, initiating a user plane packet data network connection with a serving gateway node of the mobile communication network, wherein the serving gateway node includes a serving gateway and a packet data network gateway, and selecting the first non-IP packet data network connection or the user plane packet data network connection as a delivery path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Patent number: 10212199
    Abstract: An architecture that can facilitate initiation of an automatic synchronization operation based upon presence information in connection with a wireless communications network is provided. For example, when certain mobile devices register with a particular network entity (e.g., a femtocell) that services a particular target location (e.g., place of residence), then such registration can be leveraged to indicate presence at the target location. Accordingly, synchronization between the mobile device and other devices can be automatically initiated, without requiring input or effort by a user, or even that the user remembers to perform the synchronization operation. Moreover, the synchronization operation can be wireless, so connection cables need not be maintained or employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: William Robbins, Judson Flynn, Randolph Wohlert
  • Patent number: 10212756
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable storage device and apparatus for closing a transmission control protocol connection in a wireless network are disclosed. For example, the method sends a first transmission control protocol option requesting a use of a silent transmission control protocol closure for the transmission control protocol connection, receives a confirmation from a recipient device that silent transmission control protocol closure is to be used for the transmission control protocol connection, sends a second transmission control protocol option that indicates a connection timeout period for the sender device, receives a connection timeout period for the recipient device, tracks the connection timeout period for the sender device and the connection timeout period for the recipient device, and closes the transmission control protocol connection when one of the connection timeout period for the sender device or the connection timeout period for the recipient device has expired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Feng Qian, Subhabrata Sen, Oliver Spatscheck
  • Patent number: 10212235
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure include, for example, selecting a first communication device of the plurality of communication devices to analyze activities of the first communication device, presenting at a device activity information associated with the activities of the first communication device, facilitating an exchange of messages between the device and the first communication device, receiving a request from the device to transfer control of the first communication device to the device responsive to the device receiving an unsatisfactory response from the first communication device, and receiving control information from the device to adjust an operational aspect of the first communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven M. Belz, Greg W. Edwards, Marc Sullivan