Patents Assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
  • Publication number: 20180302777
    Abstract: Locational tracking aids emergency management plans. Occupants of a building or campus are determined based on presence or detection of wireless devices. When an emergency occurs, the occupants may move to safety based on the current locations of their wireless devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Craig Arthur Klein, Gregory O. Harp, Joseph Eric Sineath, Stephen James Waken
  • Publication number: 20180302695
    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: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 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: 20180302449
    Abstract: An aspect of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a request from a communication device to initiate a communication session in a packet-switched network, obtaining a first name authority pointer record responsive to determining that there is an undesirable operational state in the packet-switched network, wherein the first name authority pointer record comprises a null record, obtaining a second name authority pointer record responsive to determining that there is a desirable operational state in the packet-switched network, wherein the second name authority pointer record comprises a record, and initiating the communication session according to one of the first name authority pointer record or the second name authority pointer record. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard Ku, James W. Forsyth
  • Publication number: 20180302762
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving status change information from a first communication device of a first user over a network; adjusting a user profile of a second user responsive to the status change information; and providing the status change information to a group of second communication devices of the second user to cause the group of second communication devices to adjust operational parameters according to the status change information. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Venson Shaw, Afsaneh Khajavi
  • Publication number: 20180302123
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for receiving telemetry information from an apparatus that induces electromagnetic waves on a wire surface of a wire of a power grid for delivery of communication signals to a recipient communication device coupled to the power grid, and detecting a condition from the telemetry information that is adverse to a delivery of the communication signals to the recipient communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mitchell Harvey Fuchs, Irwin Gerszberg
  • Publication number: 20180302394
    Abstract: A communication device including a non-SIM based client is authenticated for accessing an IMS network. An internet protocol identity is received from the communication device. The internet protocol identity is not associated with a SIM. Authentication information associated with the internet protocol identity is requested and received from the communication device. A determination is made whether the communication device is authenticated based on the internet protocol identity and the authentication information. If the communication device is determined to be authenticated, the communication device is allowed access to the IMS network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Hirst, Siroos K. Afshar, Paritosh Bajpay, Pradeep Khowash
  • Publication number: 20180302184
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a launcher that includes a hollow waveguide that guides a first electromagnetic wave conveying data from a transmitting device. A dielectric stub coupler receives the first electromagnetic wave from the hollow waveguide to form a second electromagnetic wave that propagates along a portion of the dielectric stub coupler adjacent to a transmission medium, wherein second electromagnetic wave propagates along the dielectric stub coupler via a first guided wave mode and a second guided wave mode, and wherein the portion has a length that supports a coupling of the second guided wave mode for propagation along an outer surface of the transmission medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 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
  • Publication number: 20180302481
    Abstract: A personalized data monitoring service is provided to users. Data from a user's devices is collected and compared to user-defined rules and to ranges. Notification messages may be sent to notify of the data. Data labels may be added to explain the data and any abnormal condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tum J. Lee, Monowar Hossain, Thiru Ilango, Gregory C. Sheehan
  • Publication number: 20180302145
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method, includes coordinating relay transmission of a modulated signal via relay links of a distributed antenna system to reduce an accumulated forwarding delay in forwarding the modulated signal through the relay links. One of the relay links of the distributed antenna system reconverts the spectral segment of the modulated signal for transmission to a communication device to which the modulated signal is directed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Byoung-Jo J. Kim
  • Publication number: 20180300704
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for fulfilling purchases is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure can include, for example, a portable communication device having a controller element that receives from an online system a barcode image as an object of acknowledgment of a product purchased from said online system, and presents on a display of the portable communication device said barcode image to complete a purchase fulfillment process by way of at least one among a visual inspection of the barcode image by a merchant employee and processing of said barcode image by a point of sale (POS) device. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Scott White
  • Publication number: 20180301812
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, receiving an electrical signal, and generating on an outer surface of a transmission medium, according to the electrical signal, electromagnetic waves having a target wave mode. At least a portion of electric fields of the electromagnetic waves has a spatial alignment that reduces a propagation loss of the electromagnetic waves when the electric fields of the electromagnetic waves propagate through a substance disposed on the outer surface of the transmission medium in a direction of propagation of the electromagnetic waves. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Publication number: 20180302307
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products simulate a topology of a communications network. Devices communicating via the communications network supply configuration and performance data. A simulated view of a topology of the communications network may then generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Xidong Wu, Mark H. Brady, Jin Wang
  • Publication number: 20180302359
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a common interests associated with a group of users according to activity information obtained for the group of users, providing a first media service during the consuming of the media content to first equipment of a remainder of the group of users where the first media service is selected according to a first common interest, and providing one of the first media service or a second media service during the consuming of the media content to second equipment of a subset of the group of users according to a conflict resolution, where the second media service is selected according to the second common interest, and where the conflict resolution is based on determining a stronger interest, between the first and second common interests, that is associated with each member of the subset of the group of users. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Venson Shaw
  • Patent number: 10099143
    Abstract: Methods of implementing geocaching games are provided in which information is provided regarding a location of a waypoint. Thereafter, it is confirmed that a player of the game physically arrived at the waypoint. After such confirmation has been obtained, the player may be awarded a virtual prize. Related geocaching games and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John P. Ruckart, Jeffrey A. Aaron
  • Patent number: 10101888
    Abstract: An architecture is described that can enhance and/or simplify tactile-based I/O transactions in connection with a user-interface (UI) of limited form factor. In particular, the architecture can monitor a position of a selector object such as an operator's finger relative to a UI display as the selector object hovers or moves above the UI display. Based upon this position, an analogous coordinate in the UI display can be determined, and a portion of the UI display substantially centered at the coordinate can be modified. As one example, the UI display can be modified to increase the magnification scale (e.g., a virtual magnifying glass) of the portion of the display indicated by the selector object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Armstrong Soo, Jeffrey Brandt, Bernard Ku
  • Patent number: 10103422
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, an antenna including a dielectric antenna and a mounting carriage connectable with a mounting bracket. Wireless signals can be transmitted by electromagnetic waves that propagate without requiring an electrical return path, where the electromagnetic waves are guided by a dielectric core of a cable coupled to a feed point of the dielectric antenna. The mounting bracket is connectable with a cross member of a utility pole, where the mounting carriage includes an opening for receiving an antenna mount, and where, when received in the mounting carriage, the antenna is suspended beyond distal ends of the cross member. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David M. Britz, Donald J. Barnickel, Irwin Gerszberg
  • Patent number: 10103997
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium and apparatus for changing a quality of service for data packets that are delivered over-the-top are disclosed. For example, the method includes a processor that identifies the data packets as video data packets that are delivered over-the-top in a communication network, changes the quality of service associated with the data packets from a best effort quality of service level to a higher priority quality of service level, monitors the data packets until no video data packet is identified in the data packets and changes the quality of service associated with the data packets back to the best effort quality of service level from the higher priority quality of service level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Adrian Moore
  • Patent number: 10103801
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10104054
    Abstract: A cache server disposed in a motor vehicle receives and caches content from a content distribution network when a load of a cellular link to the content distribution network is low. The cache server determines that the motor vehicle is turned off, broadcasts a wireless signal as part of a wireless network when the motor vehicle is turned off, and provides a device access to the content cached in the cache server via the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farooq Bari, Qingmin Hu
  • Patent number: 10101810
    Abstract: A thermoelectric display including an array of thermoelectric devices is used to provide output to a user in the form of thermal feedback. The thermal feedback may be used to provide navigation cues to the user to enable eyes-free navigation. The thermal feedback may be used to provide target acquisition cues to enable the user to accurately target a contact point on a touchscreen. The thermal feedback may be used to convey an emotive aspect of a message to the user. The thermal feedback may be used to identify to the user a caller associated with an incoming call. The thermoelectric display may be, alternatively or additionally, used to provide input to another device, such as a mobile device to which the thermoelectric display is operatively coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Ansia Li, Brian Amento