AT&T Patents

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  • Publication number: 20200169784
    Abstract: A process that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting a video cue frame within the multimedia data. The video cue frame has an image portion including alternative multimedia content and an encoded message, wherein the alternative multimedia content is imperceptible at a display device during a normal display rate presentation. The alternative multimedia content is obtained from the video cue frame responsive to receiving a first selection of a first alternative display rate that differs from the normal display rate. The alternative multimedia content is provided for display at a display device based on the encoded message. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: David Nagorniak, Adam Gasper
  • Publication number: 20200166689
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products illuminate display devices. An image is injected into a waveguide. The image propagates at total internal reflectance within the waveguide. A frustrator withdraws a frustrated image from the waveguide, and the frustrated image may be displayed to a viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Kevin A. Li
  • Publication number: 20200169911
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing network traffic receives, at a grade of service device, network traffic information for a plurality of network traffic channels from a network device separate from the grade of service device. The network traffic information is compared to a threshold to determine a behavior value for each network traffic channel. Each network traffic channel is mapped to a grade of service according to the behavior value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Aline Fichou, Aurelien Bruno, Diana Toll
  • Publication number: 20200169492
    Abstract: A system can collect, from an address resolution protocol (“ARP”) cache of a managed virtual network function (“VNF”), at least one active entry corresponding to at least one active element of a plurality of virtual local area network (“VLAN”) networks. The system can check the ARP cache for an entry associated with at least one of the plurality of VLAN elements. The system can determine whether an entry associated with at least one of the plurality of VLAN elements was found. In response to determining that an entry associated with at least one of the plurality of VLAN elements was not found, the system can send an ARP request to the plurality of VLAN elements, wait for an ARP response, and, in response to determining that an ARP response has not been received, generate a notification that VLAN connectivity has been lost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Zosim Kanevsky
  • Patent number: 10667231
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, storing subscription utilization information in the memory where the subscription utilization information is indicative of a history of subscription usage by the device and where registration information associated with a group of subscription agreements is stored in the memory, receiving location information from the device processor where the location information indicates a location of the device, and selecting a target subscription agreement from among the group of subscription agreements according to the history of subscription usage and the location information. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Robert Osterwise
  • Patent number: 10667125
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for receiving, from a mobile device, a request to register with a mobility network, the mobile device including a partially-activated subscriber identification module (SIM); determining that the partially-activated SIM qualifies for on-device activation; in response to determining that the partially-activated SIM qualifies for on-device activation, providing a short message service (SMS) message to the mobile device through the mobility network, the SMS message including a uniform resource locator (URL); in response to activation of the URL, providing, to the mobile device, access to an activation portal web page associated with the URL, wherein SIM data and device data are automatically provided to the activation portal web page; and receiving, from the mobile device, activation data, and in response, activating the SIM and provisioning the mobile device within the mobility network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, L.P., CRICKET WIRELESS LLC, AT&T MOBILTY II LLC
    Inventors: Tina Steeley, Dennis Duffy, Vadim Nerovnia, Kenneth Hughes, Andre Lakhansingh, Derek Baylor, Umair Rabbani, Jacqueline Levy Johnson, Chris Denton Morris, Elizabeth Petronella Grimbergen
  • Patent number: 10666330
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for a base station device that can determine which layers should be mapped to codewords in a multi-layer, multi-antenna transmission. The base station device can transmit reference signals to a user equipment device, with each reference signal associated with a respective codeword to layer mapping combination, and the user equipment can send channel state information associated with each reference signal back to the base station device, and the base station device can rank each combination in terms of spectral efficiency or capacity and/or throughput. The base station device can inform the user equipment of the ranked combinations by sending a bit map with the ranked combinations to the user equipment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: SaiRamesh Nammi, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10666526
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for estimating end-to-end accessibility in a voice over long term evolution network includes aggregating data, by a processor, from a plurality of sources in the network relating to calls originating from and terminating in the network, where the data indicates success rates for a plurality of procedures initiated by placement of the calls, and calculating, by the processor, a metric indicative of the end-to-end accessibility from the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Soshant Bali, Guangtian Liu
  • Patent number: 10665942
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for adjusting an operational parameter of electromagnetic waves supplied to a feed point of a dielectric antenna to modify a beamwidth of far-field wireless signals generated by the dielectric antenna, the electromagnetic waves propagating along the feed point without an electrical return path, detecting that the beamwidth of the far-field wireless signals needs to be adjusted to improve a reception of the far-field wireless signals by a remote system, and adjusting the operational parameter of the electromagnetic waves to adjust the beamwidth of the far-field wireless signals. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Donald J Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Henry Kafka, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10665226
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage devices for generating speech using a presentation style specific to a user, and in particular the user's social group. Systems configured according to this disclosure can then use the resulting, personalized, text and/or speech in a spoken dialogue or presentation system to communicate with the user. For example, a system practicing the disclosed method can receive speech from a user, identify the user, and respond to the received speech by applying a personalized natural language generation model. The personalized natural language generation model provides communications which can be specific to the identified user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Taniya Mishra, Alistair D. Conkie, Svetlana Stoyanchev
  • Patent number: 10667150
    Abstract: A self organizing network within a software defined networking environment is provided to allow for fast updating of radio access network parameters which enables optimization algorithms to converge on optimized configurations very quickly. The self organizing network is enabled by providing a self organizing network manager plug-in within a software defined networking environment that interfaces with a radio access network plug-in via a service abstraction layer to quickly obtain base station device parameters, iteratively adjust the base station device parameters to obtain optimized radio access network configurations to mitigate outages, reduce power consumption, manage load, or provide other benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ioannis Broustis, Sarat Puthenpura
  • Patent number: 10666579
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing and using a distributed forwarding service. A service request can be received at a computing device and can relate to a distributed forwarding service. The computing device can configure the distributed forwarding service by determining a number of nodes that are to provide the distributed forwarding service and configuring a shared control function to control the nodes. The computing device can trigger instantiation of the distributed forwarding service. Instantiation of the distributed forwarding service can include dedicating a shared incoming switch for the distributed forwarding service, dedicating a shared outgoing switch for the distributed forwarding service, instantiating the nodes, and instantiating the shared control function. The distributed forwarding service can include the shared incoming switch, the shared control function, the nodes, and the shared outgoing switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Gregory O. Harp
  • Patent number: 10667325
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter provides techniques for managing negotiation of extended idle mode discontinuous reception (eDRX) parameters between a user equipment (UE) and core network device of a wireless communication network. In this regard, a method is provided that includes establishing, by a device comprising a processor, a wireless communication link with a network device of a wireless network. The method can further include determining, by the device, based on a determination that an idle mode retry protocol for the device is enabled, a number of times the network device has previously instructed the device to use a network value for an idle mode parameter instead of a device value for the idle mode parameter in association with the device operating in an idle mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventor: Yupeng Jia
  • Patent number: 10664945
    Abstract: Devices for coordinating or establishing a direct memory access for a network interface card to a graphics processing unit, and for a network interface card to access a graphics processing unit via a direct memory access are disclosed. For example, a central processing unit may request a graphics processing unit to allocate a memory buffer of the graphics processing unit for a direct memory access by a network interface card and receive from the graphics processing unit a first confirmation of an allocation of the memory buffer. The central processing unit may further transmit to the network interface card a first notification of the allocation of the memory buffer of the graphics processing unit, poll the network interface card to determine when a packet is received by the network interface card, and transmit a second notification to the graphics processing unit that the packet is written to the memory buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian S. Amento, Kermit Hal Purdy, Minsung Jang
  • Patent number: 10666323
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system for determining from one or more conditions for a retransmission of electromagnetic waves received by the waveguide system via a transmission medium, a duty cycle for retransmitting the electromagnetic waves, retransmitting the electromagnetic waves utilizing a first repeater type of the waveguide system during a first portion of the duty cycle, and retransmitting the electromagnetic waves utilizing a second repeater type of the waveguide system during a second portion of the duty cycle. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Giovanni Vannucci, Farhad Barzegar, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III, Irwin Gerszberg, Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Patent number: 10667011
    Abstract: A method includes receiving media content at a media server and encoding the media content to form a first content stream. The method includes encoding an audio portion of the media content to form a second content stream having a first bit rate. The method includes causing the first content stream to be transmitted to a media device via a satellite distribution system and causing the second content stream to be concurrently transmitted to the media device via a terrestrial distribution system. The method also includes receiving an indication of a disruption of the first content stream at the media device, and, after receiving the indication, causing a change from transmission of the second content stream to transmission of a third content stream of the media content to the media device via the terrestrial distribution system. The third stream has a second bit rate greater than the first bit rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Keith Crowe
  • Patent number: 10666322
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for modulating a first electrical signal to generate first modulated electromagnetic waves, and transmitting the first modulated electromagnetic waves on a waveguide located in proximity to a transmission medium. In one embodiment, the first electromagnetic waves can induce second electromagnetic waves that propagate on an outer surface of the transmission medium. The second electromagnetic waves can have a first spectral range that is divided into, contains or otherwise includes a first control channel and a first plurality of bands. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    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: 10666340
    Abstract: A split radio access network is provided that efficiently transmits beamforming coefficients from a distributed baseband unit device to a remote radio unit device to facilitate beamforming at the remote radio unit. The beamforming coefficients can be determined at the baseband unit device and transmitted along with the IQ data (data to be beamformed) to the remote radio unit device. Due to the large number of antenna ports however, there can still be a very large number of coefficients to transmit, and the disclosure provides for a compressed set of coefficients that reduces the overhead signaling requirements. Instead of sending coefficients for every kth antenna port, the system can select a subset of the coefficients corresponding to a set of k antenna ports which can be used by the remote radio unit to approximate the full set of beamforming coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: SaiRamesh Nammi, Aditya Chopra, Arunabha Ghosh, Milap Majmundar
  • Patent number: 10666501
    Abstract: A system includes a software defined Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) switch, a plurality of eNobeBs connected to the CPRI switch using CPRI protocol, a plurality of Baseband units (BBUs) connected to the CPRI switch using CPRI protocol and wherein the CPRI switch is configured to connect a first one of the plurality of BBUs to a first one of the plurality of eNobeBs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property, I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Wenge Chen
  • Patent number: 10666359
    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 manage, in near real-time, the multiple layers of the telecommunication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gagan Choudhury, Kathleen Meier-Hellstern, Alvin Goddard, Narayan Padi, Simon Tse
  • Patent number: 10666339
    Abstract: Selection of a forward error correction (FEC) code based on a wireless network characteristic is disclosed. The selection can facilitate changing from a first FEC code to a second FEC code in response to the wireless network characteristic changing. The selection can facilitate selection of FEC codes for user equipments (UEs) of a plurality of UEs, wherein the FEC codes can be the same or different FEC codes and can be employed among the plurality of UEs contemporaneously. Selected FEC codes can be applied to uplink and/or downlink channels. An embodiment can select an FEC code based on UE location. An embodiment can select an FEC code based on UE proximity to another device. An embodiment can select an FEC code based on channel signal to noise ratio. An embodiment can select an FEC code based on UE capability. An embodiment can determine a FEC code selection model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: SaiRamesh Nammi
  • Patent number: 10666374
    Abstract: The gains with non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) for uplink data transmissions can be high when chosen codes are orthogonal. However, when codes are non-orthogonal, the gains can be low. NOMA can be used when there is more than one mobile device using the same resources. Since orthogonal codes can not be possible for every length, codes which have low cross-correlation properties can be used. However, when there are a large number of mobile devices using the same resources, the cross-correlation between the codes can cause interference to the mobile devices. Reducing the gains of a NOMA system can reduce the overall throughput. Thus, transmitting data on the same resources in a NOMA can occur in spite of the interference to the UEs transmitting data on the same resources. Therefore, a non-orthogonal multiple access design for a 5G network can mitigate interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: SaiRamesh Nammi, Arunabha Ghosh, Saeed Ghassemzadeh
  • Patent number: 10666610
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a request for an edge cache address, and comparing a requestor address to an anycast group. The method can further include providing an anycast edge cache address when the requestor address is in the anycast group. Alternatively, the method can further include determining an optimal cache server, and providing a unicast address of the optimal cache server when the requestor address is not in the anycast group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexandre Gerber, Oliver Spatscheck, Jacobus Van der Merwe
  • Patent number: 10667308
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and devices for instantiating a service provider application on a customer premises-based device are disclosed. For example, a processing system of a telecommunication service provider network having at least one processor may establish a first tunnel between the processing system and a virtual machine monitor of a customer premises-based device and send a first instruction to the virtual machine monitor via the first tunnel to instantiate a first service provider application on the customer premises-based device. The processing system may further establish a second tunnel between the processing system and the first service provider application and send a second instruction to the first service provider application via the second tunnel to configure the first service provider application to operate in a service function chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Igal Elbaz, Brian Freeman
  • Publication number: 20200159935
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products protect personally identifiable information. Many websites acquire the personally identifiable information without a user's knowledge or permission. Here, though, the user may control what personally identifiable information is shared with any website. For example, the personally identifiable information may be read from a header of a packet and compared to a requirement associated with a domain name.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Balachander Krishnamurthy, Adam Christopher Bender, Craig Ellis Wills
  • Publication number: 20200161900
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, supplying an alternating voltage waveform to a winding coupled to a magnetic core of an inductive power supply to regulate an alternating magnetic flux in the magnetic core. The alternating voltage waveform can be generated by selectively enabling one or more switches coupled to a storage device. The subject disclosure may further include configuring the one or more switches according to a configuration during a portion of a period of the alternating voltage waveform, and measuring a characteristic of an alternating current flowing in a conductor coupled to the magnetic core during the portion of the period of the alternating voltage waveform. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Giovanni Vannucci, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Robert Bennett, Harold Rappaport, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Publication number: 20200162994
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a first access point name according to a first service set identifier associated with a first wireless message transmitted according to a first wireless protocol from a first device, where the first access point name is included in a set of access point names of a cellular communication system, and transmitting a second wireless message according to a second wireless protocol to a communication node of a guided wave communication system, where the guided wave communication system is communicatively coupled to the cellular communication system, where the second wireless message is associated with the first wireless message and includes the first access point name, and where the cellular communication system determines a first routing of first communications associated with the first device according to first access point name. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Thusitha Jayawardena, Christopher Van Wart, Donald Levy, Cristina Serban, David Gross, Deon Ogle, Shawn Hiemstra, Jayaraman Ramachandran
  • Publication number: 20200162309
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a communication system that facilitates monitoring communications associated with a second particular device, where a group of devices operate in a premises, where a first subset of the group of devices communicate directly with a monitoring device located at the premises via a local area network of the premises, where a second subset of the group of devices do not communicate directly with the monitoring device, where the first subset of the group of devices includes the first particular device, and where the second subset of the group of devices includes the second particular device. The communications can be analyzed to detect an anomaly associated with the second particular device. A plurality of messages can be transmitted, via the local area network, to the monitoring device over a time period indicating the anomaly. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Cristina Serban, Donald Levy, Jayaraman Ramachandran, David Gross
  • Publication number: 20200162139
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure can include, for example, a first logical codeword is associated with multiple layers of a MIMO system to obtain a logical codeword mapping. The first logical codeword is associated with a hybrid automatic receive request (HARQ) process identifier and based on a first number of channel-encoded codewords of a first number of transport data blocks. In response to detection of an error in one of the channel-encoded codewords, a modified first logical codeword is generated based on the one channel-encoded codeword and mapped to the number of layers of the MIMO s system for transmission to the receiver for further processing associated with the HARQ identifier. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Sairamesh Nammi
  • Publication number: 20200162523
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, providing a request associated with a call session to a server, wherein the request includes capability information associated with user equipment. A codec is identified according to the capability information to obtain an identified codec, which facilitates media service to the user equipment. The media service is accessed from a media resource function, which in turn, is accessed by the server responsive to the identified codec. An operable resource identifier is identified responsive to a search of a codec table, wherein the server accesses the operable resource identifier associated with the media resource function from a domain name server responsive to the resource identifier not being available at the codec table. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lakshminarashimhan Naidu, Michael Taylor, Bernard Ku
  • Publication number: 20200161757
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include a system configured for receiving sensing data from a orientation detector coupled to an antenna, determining, according to the sensing data, that an aperture of the antenna has shifted from a first orientation to a second orientation, and configuring a transmitter to generate an adjusted electromagnetic wave that is supplied to a feed point of the antenna for offsetting the shift in orientation of the antenna. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Paul Shala Henry
  • Publication number: 20200162183
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process that encodes a number of digital signals representing image data captured by a video camera, the image data being provided by the video camera in accordance with a 4K ultra-high definition (4K-UHD) standard. The number of digital signals are provided to a multiplexing unit that outputs a multiplexed signal including a number of optical wavelengths, the multiplexed signal being transmitted on a single fiber-optic cable unidirectionally from the multiplexing unit to a presentation device. The multiplexed signal is transmitted on the single cable unidirectionally from the proximal end to the distal end. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nicholas Nicas, Todd Andrew Fryer, David Irvin
  • Publication number: 20200162766
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments comprising obtaining a plurality of original frames for video content, receiving a first viewpoint from a mobile device, and processing the plurality of original frames according to the first viewpoint generating a plurality of first viewpoint frames. Further embodiments include providing the plurality of first viewpoint frames to the mobile device, generating a group of delta frames in response to receiving a change in viewpoint from the mobile device, and providing the group of delta frames to the mobile device. The mobile device processes a portion of the plurality of first viewpoint frames according to the group of delta frames to generate a group of second viewpoint frames and the mobile device presents the group of second viewpoint frames. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Shu Shi, Varun Gupta, Rittwik Jana, John F. Murray, Michael Hwang
  • Patent number: 10659190
    Abstract: Devices, computer-readable media, and methods for selecting a type of transmission for an immersive visual stream based upon a latency estimate. For instance, a processing system including at least one processor may obtain a latency estimate for an immersive visual stream, determine whether the latency estimate exceeds a latency threshold for selecting a type of transmission for the immersive visual stream, and select the type of transmission for the immersive visual stream from among a field of view restricted type of transmission and a field of view plus out of scene type of transmission based upon the determining. When the latency estimate is determined to not exceed the latency threshold, the field of view restricted type of transmission is selected. When the latency estimate is determined to exceed the latency threshold, the field of view plus out of scene type of transmission is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhengye Liu, Xidong Wu, Jin Wang, Bo Han
  • Patent number: 10658726
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, generating, by a first hollow waveguide coupled to a first dielectric coupler, a first electromagnetic wave that couples onto a transmission medium, generating, by a second hollow waveguide coupled to a second dielectric coupler, a second electromagnetic wave that couples onto the transmission medium, combining the first electromagnetic wave and the second electromagnetic wave combine to form a combined electromagnetic wave that propagates along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, and adjusting a first phase of the first electromagnetic wave, a second phase of the second electromagnetic wave, or both to adjust a wave mode of the combined electromagnetic wave. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Thomas M. Willis, III, Shikik Johnson, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Patent number: 10659343
    Abstract: A method including formatting an advertisement message having a dedicated preferred route to one of a first physical entity and a first logical entity of a first autonomous system (“AS”), the dedicated preferred route being based on at least two routing attributes, and transmitting the advertisement message from the first AS to a second AS. A routing device including a formatting module formatting an advertisement message having a dedicated preferred route to one of a first physical entity and a first logical entity of a first autonomous system (“AS”), the dedicated preferred route being based on at least two routing attributes, and a transmitting module transmitting the advertisement message from the first AS to a second AS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, LP
    Inventors: Aurelien Bruno, John M. Ciesielczyk, Aline Fichou, Jean-Francois LePennec, Herve Tremeur
  • Patent number: 10659212
    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: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    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: 10658718
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a redox battery system comprising a three dimensional array of a plurality of nano-batteries and a hydrogen power system comprising a nano-array of hydrogen paper, a heat source and a water source, wherein the hydrogen paper attracts hydrogen from the water source. Further embodiments can include a solar power system comprising an array of a plurality of nano-solar cells and an ionic diode power system comprising two electrodes separated by a polycarbonate membrane, two borophene electric charge capture devices, and a capacitor stack. Additional embodiment can include a power supply controller providing power to a linear amplifier using the redox battery system and causing recharging of the redox battery system utilizing the hydrogen power system, the solar power system, the ionic diode power system, or a combination thereof, to provide charge to the redox battery system. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Innes, Elizabeth Marlow, Hifza Sakhi
  • Patent number: 10659377
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to negotiate flow control for a communication session between peer devices. An example first peer device disclosed herein is to send a request message to a second peer device via an existing communication session that is subject to a first type of flow control, the request message to initiate a request for a second type of flow control for the existing communication session, the second type of flow control different from the first type of flow control. The disclosed example first peer device is also to change to the second type of flow control for the existing communication session in response to a reply message from the second peer device via the existing communication session, the reply message indicating acceptance of the request for the second type of flow control for the existing communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Thomas Spencer, IV
  • Patent number: 10659616
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method and system to interconnect a first communications carrier to a second communications carrier by receiving a request to connect a communication from a first carrier to a second carrier; filtering the request to identify a specific name authority pointer (NPA-NXX) number from a plurality of specific name authority pointer (NPA-NXX) numbers; when the filter identifies the specific name authority pointer (NPA-NXX) number, modifying a private ENUM (tElephone NUmber Mapping) domain of the request to include an intercarrier ENUM apex based domain with a DNS (domain name server) recursion zone; retrieving a routing record using a domain name server (DNS) indicated by the intercarrier ENUM apex based domain; and routing the communication to the second carrier using the routing record. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard S. Ku, Lakshminarashimhan Naidu, James W. Forsyth
  • Patent number: 10660002
    Abstract: A method for transferring a communication session from a first network to a second network. The method includes receiving, on the first network, a first request associated with a first user device to transfer a first communication session to a second network and a second request associated with a second user device to transfer a second communication session to the second network, accessing profile information associated with the first user device and the second user device, accessing subscription information associated with the first user device and the second user device, accessing performance requirements associated with each application running on each of the respective first user device and second user device, determining a priority of each of the respective requests based on the accessed profile information, subscription information, and performance requirements; and transferring one or more of the communication sessions to the second network based on the determining step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Venson Shaw
  • Patent number: 10659527
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing an opportunistic crowd based service platform is disclosed. A mobile sensor device is identified based on a current location and/or other qualities, such as intrinsic properties, previous sensor data, or demographic data of an associated user of the mobile sensor device. Data is collected from the mobile sensor device. The data collected from the mobile sensor device is aggregated with data collected from other sensor devices, and content generated based on the aggregated data is delivered to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Andrea Basso, Lee Begeja, David C. Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray
  • Patent number: 10659815
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects may include, for example, maximizing a quality of experience when selecting encoding bitrates for downloading dynamically adaptive 360-degree panoramic video. Some embodiments include predicting a future orientation of a display region based on a first display region of the video, identifying predicted list of tiles for rendering the second display region, calculating a quality of experience from a plurality of encoding bitrates for the tiles in the second display region and one or more tiles in a margin area so that downloading the plurality of tiles at one or more bitrates is within estimated available embodiments, and downloading tiles for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vikash Sharma, Feng Qian, Qingyang Xiao
  • Patent number: 10659535
    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 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 10657741
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for regulating access to electronic entertainment to incentivize desired behavior. For instance, in one example, the behavior of an individual is monitored through data received from an electronic device. The behavior is compared to a predefined behavioral goal stored in a profile for the individual, and a predefined incentive associated with satisfaction of the predefined behavioral goal by the user is identified. The predefined incentive comprises access to an electronic entertainment medium. An instruction to the electronic entertainment medium is generated to grant access to the individual when it is determined that the individual has satisfied the predefined behavioral goal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tyler Smith, Douglas Cooper, Israel Smallwood, Josephine Demuth, Paul Wolf
  • Patent number: 10660019
    Abstract: An example device for processing a query for a physical asset includes a processor and a computer-readable medium storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations may include receiving a query for a physical asset from a requesting device, determining a near field communication node that detects the physical asset, and providing to the requesting device an identification of a communication device that is associated with the near field communication node in response to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, William Cottrill, Brandon B. Hilliard
  • Patent number: 10657782
    Abstract: A premises security system can leverage cloud-based analytics and captured information about a visitor at the premises to provide security to the premises. The system can include a sensor, an actuator, and a local processing device. The sensor can capture information about a visitor to the premises without requiring the visitor to provide the information. The actuator can perform an action with respect to the premises. The local processing device can communicatively couple to a cloud-based analytics system that can analyze the information with respect to one or more databases that include criminal history information, and return data representing a risk rating for the visitor or a command to perform the action. The local processing device can, in response to receiving the data, output a command to the actuator to perform the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Bhumit Patel, Daniel Oberholtzer, Alexander MacDougall, Oliver Elliott, Aubree Doernberg, Hifza Sakhi, Molly Hutsler
  • Patent number: 10660157
    Abstract: A public safety analytics gateway includes a front-end processor configured to communicate with a network gateway and a public safety enterprise server and a data collector in communication with the front end processor, wherein the front end processor is configured to receive public safety data from the public service enterprise server and forward the public safety data to both the network gateway and the data collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Thomas J. Routt
  • Patent number: 10657377
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a plurality of media items, each including an object having a plurality of variables, performing adaptive analysis and transfer analysis on the media items, generating a model based on both the adaptive analysis and the transfer analysis and recognizing, using the model, the object in media content. The model may also provide a description of at least one of the variables of the object in the media content, and/or how that variable relates to the object. The variables may be known in the media items and unknown in the media content. The adaptive analysis and/or the transfer analysis may be performed iteratively and/or simultaneously. The variables may include an intensity of the object, a viewpoint from which the object is observed, an illumination of the object, a blur of the object, and/or other variables. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Raghuraman Gopalan
  • Patent number: 10660155
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for collecting and analyzing data in a distributed sensor network. The distributed sensor network can include a number of distributed sensor systems having data sources such as sensors, communication equipment, and/or other systems and components. The distributed sensor systems also can include lighting systems, if desired. The distributed sensor systems can collect data from the data sources and provide the data to a local or remote entity such as a data analysis engine. The data analysis engine can request data from the distributed sensor systems, receive the data, and analyze the data for various purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Raymond Miller, II, Gregory T. Vesonder