Patents Assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
  • Patent number: 10743313
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device providing network communications services to user devices using a frequency band and to machine-to-machine (M2M) communication devices in the Internet of Things (IoT). The device monitors traffic loads in the frequency band due to the user devices and due to the M2M communication devices. Depending on the traffic loads, the M2M communication devices use a narrowband carrier within the frequency band, within the adjacent guard band, or separate from the frequency band and guard band as a standalone carrier. The narrowband M2M carriers are dynamically deployed to support the user devices and IoT devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Ye Chen, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Patent number: 10743049
    Abstract: Facilitating pre-positioning of streaming content onto communication devices is provided herein. A system can comprise a processor and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations. The operations can comprise facilitating an identification of a first multimedia content stream and a second multimedia content stream. The identification can be based on a usage preference of a defined entity associated with a communication device. The operations can also comprise, in response to a determination that an available network satisfies a defined network criterion, facilitating pre-positioning, at a data store of the communication device, the first multimedia content stream and the second multimedia content stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Martin Patrick McEnroe, Mark D. Austin, Tzvi Chumash, Yuan Ding
  • Patent number: 10743058
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that identifies first and second gestures of first and second viewers in a proximity of a media center and associates the first and second gestures with first and second command A conflict is determined between the first and second commands and in response a notification is provided via the media center. The notification requests a resolution to the conflict. A cue is detected from a viewer responsive to the presenting of the notification. The cue identifies a selected one of the first viewer or the second viewer and control of the media center is assigned to one of the first viewer or the second viewer responsive to the cue. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Dimitrios Dimitriadis, Horst Juergen Schroeter
  • Patent number: 10743259
    Abstract: Wireless transition timers associated with wireless transition states are adaptively controlled in relation to use of applications by user equipment (UE). A UE can include a transition management component (TMC) that can adaptively control wireless transition timers associated with wireless states based on application type, session content, or other factors. The TMC monitors data flow associated with an application and, for a current or subsequent communication session, controls the length of wireless transition timers and switching between wireless states to improve UE, application, and/or network performance while maintaining QOE for the user. The TMC can access a timer look-up table that maps wireless transition timers to application type, content type, user behavior, or other factors. The TMC also can desirably control maintaining persistence or always-on connections by controlling switching between wireless states using the adapted wireless transition timers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, Gaviphat Lekutai, David R. Wolter
  • Patent number: 10742728
    Abstract: An edge share orchestration system comprising: an opportunistic capability listener in communication with at least one customer device and at least one additional device; the opportunistic capability listener is configured to pool the at least one customer device and the at least one additional device based on at least one of a capability and a function; an edge share balancer configured to integrate the at least one customer device with the at least one additional device to transform the capability or function of the at least one customer device to provide at least one of a novel service and an augmented service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley, David Crawford Gibbon, James Pratt, Timothy Innes
  • Patent number: 10743047
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a service delivery platform system from a first video source, a control stream associated with a media content stream delivered via a media distribution network. The control stream includes conditional access information for the media content stream including a restriction condition to delivery of the media content stream. The method includes parsing, at the service delivery platform system, the conditional access information to create a substitute table for a head end of the media distribution network that will implement the restriction condition. The substitute table indicates a condition for delivery of a substitute media content stream, a start time, an end time, and a second content source for the substitute media content stream. The method also includes sending the substitution table to the head end from the service delivery platform system to automatically schedule a conditional access event that implements the restriction condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Chow, David Piepenbrink, Stephen Rys
  • Patent number: 10739976
    Abstract: Methods, systems, devices, and media for creating a plan through multimodal search inputs are provided. A first search request comprises a first input received via a first input mode and a second input received via a different second input mode. The second input identifies a geographic area. First search results are displayed based on the first search request and corresponding to the geographic area. Each of the first search results is associated with a geographic location. A selection of one of the first search results is received and added to a plan. A second search request is received after the selection, and second search results are displayed in response to the second search request. The second search results are based on the second search request and correspond to the geographic location of the selected one of the first search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael J. Johnston, Patrick Ehlen, Hyuckchul Jung, Jay H. Lieske, Jr., Ethan Selfridge, Brant J. Vasilieff, Jay Gordon Wilpon
  • Patent number: 10740198
    Abstract: A reconstruction may be divided into a set of partial operations and scheduled in parallel using a distributed protocol which overlays a reduction tree to aggregate the results. In addition, a scheduling algorithm called multiple partial parallel repair is introduced for handling concurrent failures. Multiple reconstructions may be coordinated in parallel while working to minimize the conflict for shared resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: Purdue Research Foundation, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rajesh Panta, Moo-Ryong Ra, Saurabh Bagchi, Subrata Mitra
  • Patent number: 10740885
    Abstract: A method includes determining, at an image processing device, object quality values for a plurality of objects represented in an image. The object quality values are based on portions of image data for the image. The object quality values include a blurriness value for each object and a color value for each object. The method includes accessing, via the image processing device, object category metrics associated with an object category. The object category metrics include a blurriness metric for each object and a color metric for each object. The method also includes performing, with the image processing device, a particular image processing operation for the image based on comparisons of the object quality values for each object to corresponding object category metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, David Crawford Gibbon, Lee Begeja, Amy Ruth Reibman
  • Patent number: 10743249
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for generating a recommended change to a communication behavior of a first user of a network includes identifying a communication pattern in accordance with data extracted from communications collected in the network, wherein the data is associated with at least one of the first user and an endpoint other than the first user, and generating the recommended change based on the communication pattern, where the recommended change is to the communication behavior of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Braxton K. Davis
  • Patent number: 10743070
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method comprising obtaining channel change data for a media processor coupled to a gateway; the channel change data relates to channel changes requested during recurring time periods. A channel viewing profile is determined for the media processor, and a channel viewing map is generated corresponding to a portion of the channel viewing profile for one of the time periods; the channel viewing map comprises a list of predicted channels likely to be requested during a recurrence of the time period. Signals are provided to the media processor corresponding to the predicted channels, each of the predicted channels thereby being available for an instant channel change responsive to a channel change request. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Quan Li, Gregory Cooke
  • Patent number: 10743196
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for receiving a request to steer wireless signals generated by a plurality of dielectric antennas, and adjusting, by the controller, a plurality of adjustable delays coupled to a transceiver to adjust an orientation of wireless signals received or generated by the plurality of dielectric antennas, each of the plurality of dielectric antennas comprising a feed point coupled to a different one of the plurality of adjustable delays, the transceiver facilitating reception or transmission of electromagnetic waves propagating via a different one of the feed points of the plurality of dielectric antennas along corresponding dielectric feedlines without an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Paul Shala Henry, Donald J. Barnickel, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Henry Kafka, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10740833
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling electronic storefronts presented using a set-top box over a communication network. The method includes sending, by a server, electronic video content over the communication network for delivery to a set-top box. The electronic video content includes a trigger that instructs a processor in the set-top box to display options in a graphical user interface on a display device, and an embedded selectable trigger that causes the processor to display at least one popup on the display device. The method also includes sending, by the server, a retrieved electronic storefront over the communication network to the set-top box, wherein the retrieved electronic storefront, including user-selectable assets, is virtually presented on the display device by the set-top box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: David J. Piepenbrink, Lee M. Chow, James T. Sofos
  • Patent number: 10743182
    Abstract: Screen time-outs on a portable electronic device can be customized based on user activity. In one aspect, a sensing component receives data from one or more sensors located on the portable electronic device, for example, skin conductivity sensors and determines whether the user is using the portable device, either actively or passively and also determines the identity of the user. A configuring component is employed to change one or more features or functions of the portable electronic device based on the information determined by the sensing component. In particular, the configuring component changes one of more features of the portable electronic device based on the preferences predefined by the identified user and device usage (active and passive usage).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Pratt, Sarah Everett, Marc Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10742483
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies directed to network fault originator identification for virtual network infrastructure are disclosed herein. Embodiments can include a control system that is communicatively coupled with network infrastructure. The control system can include a processor and memory that, upon execution, causes the control system to perform operations. The operations can include determining, based on a source ticket, a network fault condition associated with the network infrastructure. The operations can further include identifying, from the source ticket, a trap set and an alarm set that are associated with origination of the network fault condition. The operations can include the control system collecting network event data from the network infrastructure prior to a polling time of a fault reporting schedule; determining that a qualified source ticket should be created; and generating the qualified source ticket based on the network event data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Wen-Jui Li, Tsong-Ho Wu, Wai Sum Lai, Zosim Kanevsky, Jun-Min Liu
  • Patent number: 10736581
    Abstract: A health monitoring system receives a health condition reading from a mobile device. The health condition reading is compared to ranges of data defining acceptable health conditions. If the health condition reading lies outside one of the ranges of data, then an alert may be generated and sent to the mobile device. The alert informs a user that the health condition reading is unacceptable, perhaps requiring medical attention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Maria Adamczyk
  • Patent number: 10739948
    Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, receiving a selection from a media device corresponding to a first media content, generating a play list at a server where the play list includes second media content that is associated with the first media content by at least one of genre, artist and being published in temporal proximity, and providing play list content comprising at least a portion of the first and second media content to the media device, where at least one of the generation of the play list and the providing of the play list content is based on metadata pointers associated with the first and second media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Charles V. Scott, James Cansler, Scott White
  • Patent number: 10740579
    Abstract: Tags are used to recover lost objects. Each tag transmits identification information to passing communications devices, such as a cellular phone. The cellular phone then uploads the tag's identification information, along with a location, to a central network database. The central network database thus stores a central repository identifying locations associated with tags discovered by passing communications devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert A. Koch, Barrett Kreiner
  • Patent number: 10742527
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing and using a deep packet inspection virtual function. A control system can detect a service request. The control system can analyze a policy to determine a function of a service to which the service request relates, a virtual machine that will host the function, and a deep packet inspection virtual function associated with the service. The control system can trigger loading of an image to the virtual machine and instantiation of the virtual machine. The image can include the function of the service and the deep packet inspection virtual function. The control system can validate the service and the deep packet inspection virtual function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Walter Cooper Chastain
  • Patent number: 10742243
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a feed point of a dielectric antenna, electromagnetic waves from a dielectric core coupled to the feed point without an electrical return path, where at least a portion of the dielectric antenna comprises a conductive surface, directing, by the feed point, the electromagnetic waves to a proximal portion of the dielectric antenna, and radiating, via an aperture of the dielectric antenna, a wireless signal responsive to the electromagnetic waves being received at the aperture. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Donald J. Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M. Willis, III