Patents Assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
  • Publication number: 20190115642
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a coupler having a base for coupling to a transmission medium, and a plurality of members extending from the base. A distal end of each member of the plurality of members can be separated from an outer surface of the transmission medium. A transmitter coupled to the base can facilitate transmission of signals via the plurality of members. The transmission of signals can induce electromagnetic waves that propagate along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Peter Wolniansky
  • Patent number: 10264134
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to select a dynamically peered voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) border element are disclosed. An example method comprises collecting data representative of a dynamic performance of a voice over Internet protocol network, prioritizing a selection of a peered border element based on the collected data, and modifying a telephone number mapping (ENUM) database based on the prioritized selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mehrad Yasrebi, James Jackson, Bernard Ku
  • Patent number: 10264586
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a cloud-based communication resource controller that operates by correlating communication requirements, network parameters, end-user device information for a plurality of end-user devices in accordance with the position and trajectory data for these devices to generate correlated end-user and network data. The cloud-based communication resource controller allocates communication resources of a wireless access network for communication to the plurality of end-user devices and controls beamforming by the communication nodes in accordance with the position and trajectory data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Haywood Peitzer, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Patent number: 10264390
    Abstract: A radio access network system is described that determines a signal metric associated with a user equipment or device. The user equipment device can implement an altered transmission policy. The altered transmission policy can alter a strength of transmissions by increasing power consumption per transmission, increasing a length of timer per transmission, and altering other parameters of transmissions. The altered transmission policy can also alter an error correction policy. The error correction policy can indicate that error correction transmissions are to be decreased. The altered transmission policy can be implemented until the signal metric changes to a more desirable level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Krinsky, Bahman Khosravi-Sichani
  • Patent number: 10264467
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, wirelessly receiving test signals when an unmanned aircraft is at different positions in proximity to a transmission medium where the first group of test signals is transmitted from different locations, determining RF parameters associated with each of the test signals, and generating placement information indicative of a target location for a communication device to be positioned, where the placement information is generated based on the RF parameters. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III, Dorothy Zarsky, Ken Liu, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Pamela A. M. Bogdan, Brandon Pimm, David M. Britz, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, James Gordon Beattie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10264132
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, responsive to determining that a second device is associated with a first carrier network, obtaining a first record associated with a called number of the second device from a first carrier network telephone number mapping equipment server of the first carrier network, and transmitting a first internet protocol address for the second device from the first record to a terminating call session control function server of the first carrier network to initiate the internet protocol call session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard Ku, Lakshminarashimhan Naidu, James W. Forsyth
  • Patent number: 10263313
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a coupler including a receiving portion that receives a first electromagnetic wave conveying first data from a transmitting device. A guiding portion guides the first electromagnetic wave to a junction for coupling the first electromagnetic wave to a transmission medium. The first electromagnetic wave propagates via at least one first guided wave mode. 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 transmission medium via at least one second guided wave mode that differs from the at least one first guided wave mode. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    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: 10259117
    Abstract: Robots may be instantiated on-demand and may be adaptive in response to an environment, application, or event change. The adapted robot may switch functions in order to perform selective operations within medicine, agriculture, military, entertainment, or manufacturing, among other things.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Jeffrey Joseph Farah
  • Patent number: 10262523
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products notify of alarms associated with security systems. An alarm is detected by an alarm controller, and an alarm message is sent to notify of the alarm. The alarm message identifies a unique network address assigned to the alarm controller. The alarm controller then receives a Voice-over Internet Protocol call to the unique network address to verify the alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Alson Hicks, III
  • Patent number: 10263725
    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. 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 mode division multiplexed second electromagnetic waves that propagate along the outer surface of the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    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: 10264035
    Abstract: A multimedia conferencing service uses accessible-forwarding-plane network elements such as OpenFlow® controllers and OpenFlow®-enabled switches. A conferencing server receives a conference subscription request including a network address of a L2/L3 signaling server, and connects to an accessible-forwarding-plane controller to control an accessible-forwarding-plane switch. Flow tables and group tables are managed to classify traffic with minimum table usage and update frequency. Media channels are established between clients through the OpenFlow®-enabled switches, relieving bottlenecks at the conferencing server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rittwik Jana, John F. Murray, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Shu Shi, Bo Han, Bo Yan, Lusheng Ji
  • Patent number: 10261832
    Abstract: A sorter receives a list of elements to be sorted. An element of the list is supplied to a selected one of a plurality of processing units to be processed. The selected one of the processing units sends the element to one of a plurality of list element cells, which rank orders the elements among other elements in the same list element storage as well as storing the position of each element from the original list. Each of the plurality of list element cells processes and stores a different range of element values. The element being processed is stored in sorted order in the list element cell that has an element value range that encompasses the value of the element of the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sheldon K. Meredith, William C. Cottrill, Jeremy Fix
  • Patent number: 10263705
    Abstract: A software-defined network multi-layer controller (SDN-MLC) may communicate with multiple layers of a telecommunication network. The SDN-MLC may have an optimization algorithm that helps in capacity planning of the telecommunications based on the management of multiple layers of the telecommunication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gagan Choudhury, Simon Tse, Kathleen Meier-Hellstern, Narayan Padi, Richard Koch
  • Patent number: 10262282
    Abstract: Automatic sorting and propagating of information relating to electronic documents is presented. With regard to an electronic document, such as an incoming message, an enhanced information management component (EIMC) can analyze the document to identify a file folder associated with a subject to which the document relates. Based on interaction with or tagging of the document in a first user interface (UI) and predefined user preferences, the EIMC can propagate information relating to the subject and/or document to a second UI. The EIMC can archive the document in the identified file folder automatically or in response to as little as one UI control manipulation. The EIMC can analyze audio or video content to facilitate tagging and archiving of such content using the first UI and propagation of information relating to such content and/or related subject to a second UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Michael Bishop
  • Patent number: 10263954
    Abstract: In a voice-over-IP communications network, call data records include dynamically assigned IP signaling addresses such as IPv6 signaling addresses used in provisioning communications sessions. Those dynamically assigned IP signaling addresses are computed from customer site identification codes using a reversible algorithm. The algorithm can then be reversed to compute a customer site identification code from an IP signaling address contained in a call data record, allowing the communications network provider to perform quality monitoring and diagnostics based on call data records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P
    Inventors: Herman H. Lee, Angelo Napoli, Chin-Wang Chao, Himali Patel, Yean-Ming Huang, Melody Shaw
  • Patent number: 10263948
    Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining at a first directory server of a first regional call processing system whether a new name authority pointer associated with a telephone number is within a first geographic region of the first regional call processing system, transmitting the new name authority pointer to a first name server of the first regional call processing system for provisioning the name authority pointer to the first name server responsive to determining that the telephone number is located within the first geographic region, and transmitting the new name authority pointer to a second directory server for provisioning the new name authority pointer to a second name server of a second regional call processing system responsive to determining that the telephone number is not located within the first geographic region. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James W. Forsyth, Bernard Ku, Lakshminarashimhan Naidu
  • Patent number: 10264512
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a location of at least on of a plurality of electronic devices within an area of interest. The method includes, based on at least the location of the at least one of the plurality of electronic devices, determining signal strength at a plurality of points within the area of interest. The method includes providing a modification of the area of interest to improve the signal strength at one of the plurality of points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Steven Belz, Constance Missimer, Greg W. Edwards, James H. Pratt, Michael Lattanzi
  • Patent number: 10264075
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments a service multiplexer identifying a service associated with each of a group of sensors resulting in a group of services. Further embodiments include the service multiplexer creating a service portfolio according to the group of services. Additional embodiments include service multiplexer communicatively coupling to nodes over a 5th Generation (5G) network according to the service portfolio. The 5G network includes a control plane and user plane. Also, embodiments include service multiplexer continuously connecting to the control plane. Further embodiments include receiving data from the sensors. Additional embodiments include service multiplexer determining that the received data is associated with the service portfolio. Also, embodiments include service multiplexer identifying one or more of the nodes according to the service portfolio and sending the received data to the one or more of the nodes over the user plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Publication number: 20190109827
    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: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: W. Cooper Chastain
  • Patent number: 10256539
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing a terahertz frequency electromagnetic beam are disclosed. For example, the method receives the terahertz frequency electromagnetic beam via a metamaterial having a plurality of addressable magnetic elements, where a resonant frequency of each of the plurality of addressable magnetic elements is capable of being programmably changed via an adjustment, and activates selectively a subset of the plurality of addressable magnetic elements to manipulate the terahertz frequency electromagnetic beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Michael Britz, Robert Raymond Miller, II