Patents Assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
  • Publication number: 20180351760
    Abstract: A method and system for managing an instrumentation device include accessing an image of the instrumentation device. Based on the image, an identity for the instrumentation device is determined. The identity is used to register the instrumentation device by configuring a gateway at a multimedia content distribution network client location to access and communicate with the instrumentation device. The identity of the instrumentation device and the gateway may be stored for future configuration of the gateway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Randolph Wohlert, Donald J. Bowen, Jeffrey P. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180352056
    Abstract: A protocol converter includes a processor configured to receive a request for content from a client system. The processor is further configured to determine if the protocol converter is currently receiving the content through the multicast session, and join the multicast session if the protocol converter is not currently receiving the content. Additionally, the processor is configured to receive the content as an end point of the multicast session, format the content for communication to the client system, and provide content to the client system in a communication separate from the multicast session. Receiving the content as an end point of the multicast session can include terminating the application layer protocol used by the multicast session. Additionally, formatting the content can include re-encapsulating the content as hypertext transport protocol (HTTP) with an appropriate content-type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Alan L. Glasser, Andrew G. Gauld, John F. Lucas
  • Publication number: 20180351660
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a waveguide system that includes a transmission device having a coupler positioned with respect to a transmission medium to facilitate transmission or reception of electromagnetic waves that transport communications data. The electromagnetic waves propagate along an outer surface of the transmission medium. A training controller detects an impairment on the transmission medium adverse to the transmission or reception of the electromagnetic waves and adjusts the electromagnetic waves to reduce the effects of the impairment on the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry
  • Publication number: 20180352075
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for separating sensitive data from mobile devices for theft prevention. According to one aspect, a system includes a data security platform and a mobile device platform. The mobile device platform can detect that the data security platform is connected. The mobile device platform can determine whether the data security platform is part of an authenticated pair with the mobile device platform. In response to determining that the data security platform is part of an authenticated pair with the mobile device platform, the mobile device platform can access at least a portion of sensitive data that is stored in a memory component of the data security platform. If the data security platform is disconnected from the mobile device platform, the mobile device platform cannot function or can provide limited functionality, such as a function to communication with a 9-1-1 service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Brian Kevin Daly
  • Publication number: 20180351874
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for creating cross-service chains of virtual network functions in a wide area network. A controller can receive a chain request from a requestor. The chain request can specify functionality that is to be included in a service chain. The functionality can include a first function and a second function. The controller can compute a route associated with the service chain. The route can specify a first site that hosts a first service that provides the first function and a second site that hosts a second service that provides the second function. A first virtual network function can be located at the first site and a second virtual network function can be located at the second site. The controller can configure edge devices and forwarding devices to various entities at the two sites to enable the cross-service virtual network function chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Abhigyan, Kaustubh Joshi, Richard Schlichting, Matti Hiltunen, Yoji Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20180351687
    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: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: 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: 20180344237
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for measuring user exertion via bone conduction. According to one aspect, a device can generate a measurement signal. The device can cause a transducer to transmit the measurement signal through a body of a user. The device can receive, via the transducer, a modified measurement signal. The modified measurement signal can include the measurement signal as modified by the body of the user. The device can compare the modified measurement signal to a modified baseline signal. The device can determine, based on a result of comparing the modified measurement signal to the modified baseline signal, a level of exertion experienced by the user while the measurement signal was transmitted through the body of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento
  • Publication number: 20180351717
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a network element of a distributed antenna system, a clock signal, a control channel and a first modulated signal at a first carrier frequency, the first modulated signal including first communications data provided by a base station and directed to a mobile communication device. The clock signal synchronizes timing of digital control channel processing by the network element to recover instructions from the control channel. The instructions in the control channel direct the network element of the distributed antenna system to convert the first modulated signal at the first carrier frequency to the first modulated signal in a first spectral segment. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180349971
    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: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: David J. PIEPENBRINK, Lee M. CHOW, James T. SOFOS
  • Publication number: 20180351715
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a network element of a distributed antenna system, a reference signal, a control channel and a first modulated signal at a first carrier frequency, the first modulated signal including first communications data provided by a base station and directed to a mobile communication device. The instructions in the control channel direct the network element of the distributed antenna system to convert the first modulated signal at the first carrier frequency to the first modulated signal in a first spectral segment. The reference signal is received at an out of band frequency relative to the control channel. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180347770
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies for a self-powered squeezed-light temperature regulation device are disclosed according various embodiments. The device can include an elastic anchor sheet, a thermostat regulator, a motion power transducer, and a squeezed-light cooling unit. The motion power transducer can be in electrical communication with the thermostat regulator. The squeezed-light cooling unit can be powered by the motion power transducer. The motion power transducer can include a flexible ionic diode that can be located between a first borophene sheet and a second borophene sheet, and a capacitor charge system that can be electrically connected to a collection wire that can direct an electric charge generated by the flexible ionic diode to the capacitor charge system. The squeezed-light cooling unit can include a microwave photon circuit that can create squeezed-light microwave photons and a squeezed-light cooling drum that can be in photonic communication with the microwave photon circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Innes, Sara Peek, Aubree Doernberg
  • Publication number: 20180350024
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to baggage management for Mobility-as-a-Service (“MaaS”). According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a MaaS system can receive a request that indicate that a user desires a baggage service to manage baggage associated with the user while the user is traveling. The MaaS system can determine a route to deliver the baggage to a location. The MaaS system can assign a vehicle to deliver the baggage to the location in accordance with the determined route. The MaaS system also can inform a driver associated with the vehicle to deliver the baggage to the location in accordance with the route. In some embodiments, the request also indicates that the user desires a ride service to transport the user to a different location than the location specified for the baggage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: David Kaufman
  • Publication number: 20180350025
    Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include embedding a watermark in media content for presentation at a rendering device using an editor to associate the watermark with one or more metadata pointers that point to additional media content according to an embedded link of the watermark to generate a group of one or more metadata pointers where the watermark includes an embedded link to additional media content used to modify the media content based on a content exchange between the rendering device and a computer. The method may further include storing the group of one or more metadata pointers, where a selection of the watermark invokes access to the altered media content containing the additional media content associated with the watermark, thereby producing the altered media content at the one or more user devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Troy C. Meuninck, Oleg Kashapov
  • Patent number: 10144036
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for detecting an accumulation of a liquid on a transmission medium that may interfere with the propagation of guided electromagnetic waves on a surface of the transmission medium, and directing a device to remove at least a portion of the liquid accumulating on the surface of the transmission medium to mitigate the interference. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mitchell Harvey Fuchs, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Kenneth C. Reichmann
  • Patent number: 10146405
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, prior to entering a screensaver mode of operation, a search criteria identifying a requested subject matter, wherein the search criteria is based on a last user-initiated search query to a web-based search engine. In response to entering the screensaver mode, the search criteria identifying the requested subject matter is automatically transmitted to a web browser. Image content referenced by a set of uniform resource locators based upon the search criteria is sequentially presented. In response to receiving user input, a user-selectable region is presented comprising a selectable element superimposed on the first image. Selection of the element causes a defined action generating an e-mail message having an attachment with content referenced by a link associated with the first image. Receiving user input from a second input device ceases presenting of the image. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: C. Wayne Crolley
  • Patent number: 10146682
    Abstract: A method, computer readable medium and apparatus for improving non-uniform memory access are disclosed. For example, the method divides a plurality of stream processing jobs into a plurality of groups of stream processing jobs to match a topology of a non-uniform memory access platform. The method sets a parameter in an operating system kernel of the non-uniform memory access platform to favor an allocation of a local memory, and defines a plurality of processor sets. The method binds one of the plurality of groups to one of the plurality of processor sets, and run the one group of stream processing jobs on the one processor set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexandre Gerber, Oliver Spatscheck, Frederick True
  • Patent number: 10148561
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to providing enhanced quality of service (“QoS”) in a software-defined network (“SDN”)-based connectionless mobility architecture. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, an SDN controller can receive service level requirements and can map the service level requirements to QoS requirements and attributes to be associated with a QoS tag. The SDN controller can configure a service entry point to insert the QoS tag into incoming packets so that one or more other service points can extract the QoS tag. The other service point(s) can determine, based upon the QoS tag, a QoS treatment to apply to the incoming packets. The other service point(s) can apply the QoS treatment to the incoming packets in accordance with the QoS tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Jiansong Wang, Paul Edward Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10146868
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and media for filtering a data stream are provided. The data stream is partitioned into a plurality of data stream segments. An acoustic parameter is measured in each of the data stream segments. It is determined whether the acoustic parameter satisfies a first predetermined condition. The first predetermined condition includes a number of variances, in which the acoustic parameter exceeds a predetermined variance threshold, exceeding a predetermined number threshold. An extraneous portion of the data stream is identified in which the first predetermined condition is satisfied. It is determined whether the extraneous portion satisfies a second predetermined condition in the data stream. The extraneous portion is deleted from the data stream to produce a filtered data stream in response to the second predetermined condition being satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yeon-Jun Kim, I. Dan Melamed, Bernard S. Renger, Steven Neil Tischer
  • Patent number: 10148710
    Abstract: Creating a persistent messaging session includes providing a web application that enables browser-to-browser multimedia communications, creating the persistent messaging session in response to a request from a user, and setting the persistent messaging session to an idle state when all users have exited the persistent messaging session, wherein the idle state is monitored by the web application. Joining a persistent messaging session includes querying a server hosting a web application that supports and tracks a plurality of persistent messaging sessions, using a set of search criteria, receiving a set of search results from the server, wherein the search results indicate that the persistent messaging session satisfies the set of search criteria, and joining the persistent messaging session, where the joining allows the first endpoint device to exchange browser-to-browser multimedia communications directly with a second endpoint device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Poko, Gautham Chandra, Smeet Merchant
  • Patent number: 10146838
    Abstract: Centralized contextual awareness is used to resolve conflicts. When two or more client devices interact, a current context of each client device is evaluated for rule-based decisions. Conflicts in rules may be arbitrated based on policies and goals to generate a resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jesse Chan, James Gordon Beattie, Jr.