AT&T Patent Applications

Patents granted to AT&T by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180109314
    Abstract: A computerized system and method for managing a passive optical network (PON) is disclosed. The system includes a detection and analysis module adapted for receiving uploaded measurement data from an optical line terminal (OLT) and at least one optical network terminal (ONT), and at least one of technical tools data, service failure data, and outside plant data. The detection and analysis module is adapted for determining a source of failure or potential failure in the PON by correlating the uploaded measurement data and the at least one of technical tools data and service failure data with information stored in a memory medium for the OLT and each ONT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kapil Shrikhande, Kent George McCammon, Kevin Xiangkai Meng, Raghvendra Savoor
  • Publication number: 20180109905
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to user equipment (“UE”) categories for machine-to-machine (“M2M”) devices operating in an Internet of things (“IoT”) network and future emerging devices. According to one aspect, a network node can receive, from an M2M device, an M2M device category for the M2M device. The network node can determine an action to perform based upon the M2M device category. The network node can cause the action to be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Weihua Ye, Yung Shirley Choi-Grogan
  • Publication number: 20180109392
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a communication node having a modem that receives first data streams from a source communication node via a first plurality of twisted pair transmission lines. A multiplexer selects a first subset of the first data streams and a second subset of the first data streams. A wireless transceiver wirelessly transmits the first subset of the first data streams as radio frequency signals via an antenna to at least one device. A distribution point unit transmits the second subset of the first data streams on a second plurality of twisted pair transmission lines to a destination communication node of a distributed antenna system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, George Blandino
  • Publication number: 20180102041
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a spatial telemeter alert reconnaissance system (“STARS”). According to one aspect disclosed herein, the STARS can receive, from a spatial mapping and monitoring (“SMM”) device, an initial space map for a space in which the SMM device is deployed. The initial space map can include a volume capacity of the space. The STARS can receive, from a user device, at least one space parameter to be utilized for the space in which the SMM device is deployed. The STARS device can update the SMM device in accordance with the space parameter. In some embodiments, the at least one space parameter can include a mapping frequency. The mapping frequency can instruct the SMM device to perform spatial mapping of the space at a specified time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bhumit Patel, Chad Jordan, Nigel Bradley
  • Publication number: 20180101871
    Abstract: Location-blocking and identity-blocking services that can be commercially offered by a service promoter, e.g., a cellular service provider or a web advertiser. In the identity-blocking service, the service provider may disclose the current physical location of a mobile subscriber (i.e., a cellular phone operator) to a third party (e.g., a web advertiser) subscribing to the identity-blocking service. However, the service provider may not send any identity information for the mobile subscriber to the third party. On the other hand, in the location-blocking service, the service provider may disclose the mobile subscriber's identity information to the third party, but not the current physical location of the mobile subscriber. Blocking of the mobile subscriber's identity or location information may be desirable for privacy reasons, to comply with a government regulation, or to implement a telecommunication service option selected by the mobile subscriber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Samuel N. Zellner, Mark J. Enzmann, Robert T. Moton, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180102932
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for installation location noise floor evaluation device. The device can be configured to receive a radio frequency signal emitted by a radio frequency device that emits a radio frequency signal that can enter into an installation location and detect a radio frequency noise floor associated with the installation location based on the radio frequency signal. The installation location noise floor evaluation device can compare the radio frequency noise floor to a noise floor threshold associated with an operating frequency of a device, generating an indication that indicates an outcome of the comparing, and output the indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Digital Life, Inc.
    Inventors: Plamen Vanchev, Bashar Abdul-Majeed
  • Publication number: 20180103238
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for state detection and voice guided setup for a video doorbell unit. A video doorbell unit that does not include a visual display can store prompt data that can be used to generate audio output to guide a user or other entity through a setup process using state detected by one or more state sensors of the video doorbell unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Digital Life, Inc.
    Inventors: Jing Wu, Shankaran Narayanan, John Dyal
  • Publication number: 20180103378
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing a spectrum access sharing front-end processor for mobile management entities. A front-end processor of a mobile management entity associated with a carrier network can receive a spectrum allocation message. The spectrum allocation message can include data that indicates a spectrum allocation that should be implemented by the carrier network. The front-end processor can identify an eNodeB that is controlled by the mobile management entity, generate, based on the spectrum allocation message, a signaling command that includes data that indicates the spectrum allocation, and send the signaling command to the eNodeB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Arturo Maria
  • Publication number: 20180091862
    Abstract: A method and system provides information and purchasing services for products placed in multimedia content. Product metadata coordinated in time with the multimedia content may be used to determine the product and obtain product information. A user may send a notification at a time when the product occurs in the multimedia content, and the time may be used to coordinate the product metadata. Product information may be provided to the user. The user may be given the option to purchase the product. Validation of the user may occur in order to authorize the purchase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bruce Barnes, Wayne Robert Heinmiller, Patrick J. Kenny
  • Publication number: 20180091372
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for creating and using service control functions. The service control functions can detect a message via an adapter function. The message can relate to a service controlled by the service control functions. Service policies can be accessed. The service policies can include message handling policies and can be accessed to determine if a policy relating to the message exists. If a determination is made that the policy exists, the message and the policy can be analyzed to determine an action to take with respect to the message, and the action can be initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Reuben Klein, Dean Bragg, John Oetting, Frank Cariello, Paul Edward Smith, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180084516
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling reuse of such information by a different communication device and/or re-authorizing use by a communication device that previously was authorized to utilize the information. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Clifton Ashman Campbell, Stephen Emille Chin, Walter Cooper Chastain
  • Publication number: 20180084477
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that determines each of a default downlink forwarding address of a first interface of a user plane and a currently used downlink forwarding address of the first interface of the user plane. One of an uplink user data packet comprising an origination address of a second interface of the user plane, a downlink user data packet comprising a destination address of the second interface of the user plane or both are received, by way of the user plane. One of the default downlink forwarding address, the currently used downlink forwarding address or both can be modified based on the uplink origination address, the destination address or both. Modification of the default downlink forwarding address, the currently used downlink forwarding address or both results in a redirection of an associated packet flow within the user plane. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jiansong Wang, Joseph Dahan, Ryan Redfern
  • Publication number: 20180084115
    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; modifying a private ENUM (tElephone NUmber Mapping) domain of the request to include an intercarrier ENUM apex based domain; 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: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard S. Ku, Lakshminarashimhan Naidu, James W. Forsyth
  • Publication number: 20180076499
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that performs operations including detecting a signal degradation of guided electromagnetic waves bound to a transmission medium without utilizing an electrical return path, the guided electromagnetic waves having a non-optical frequency range, and adjusting an alignment of at least a portion of fields of the guided electromagnetic waves to mitigate the signal degradation. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180077669
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling use of such information by different communication devices. The use of the same mobile subscriber identity information by multiple devices can be based on locations. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Publication number: 20180077462
    Abstract: Methods, systems, devices, and products provide sample content. A stream of data is sent that specifies samples of content available for a preview. A user, via a device, makes a selection from the stream of data. A filtered stream of data is sent that specifies remaining samples of content associated with the selection. Any of the remaining samples of content are thus available for the preview.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nicholas Steven Huslak, Arnold Chester McQuaide, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180077465
    Abstract: A system comprises a storage and a processor. The storage is for storing a plurality of Internet protocol multicast video streams, each associated with a live television program content. The processor is in communication with the storage, and the processor is configured to receive the Internet protocol multicast video streams. The processor is also configured to receive a request for a previously transmitted portion of one of the Internet protocol multicast video streams from customer premises equipment in response to the customer premises customer requiring the previously transmitted portion for display. The processor is also configured to begin transmission of the previously transmitted portion as an Internet protocol unicast video stream to the customer premises equipment for immediate display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Orestis Manthoulis
  • Publication number: 20180077561
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling use of such information by different communication devices. The use of the same mobile subscriber identity information by multiple devices can be based on locations and registration error messages, and other mobile subscriber identity information can be assigned to devices based on the locations. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Publication number: 20180076982
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, receiving a plurality of communication signals, and generating, by a transmitting device according to the plurality of communication signals, a plurality of wireless signals that induces a plurality of electromagnetic waves that propagates along a pseudo dielectric layer of an uninsulated conductor. The plurality of electromagnetic waves can propagate along the pseudo dielectric layer of the uninsulated conductor without an electrical return path, each electromagnetic wave of the plurality of electromagnetic waves conveying at least a portion of the plurality of communication signals. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar
  • Publication number: 20180076849
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that performs operations including receiving electromagnetic waves on an outer surface of a transmission medium having a non-hybrid wave mode and a cutoff frequency, detecting a degradation of a signal quality of the electromagnetic waves, generating adjusted electromagnetic waves having a hybrid wave mode and a non-optical frequency range responsive to the detecting, and directing the adjusted electromagnetic waves having the hybrid wave mode and the non-optical frequency range to the outer surface of the transmission medium for guiding propagation of the adjusted electromagnetic waves without utilizing an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180077554
    Abstract: Security systems are warned of earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. When an early warning system detects a natural disaster, the early warning system alerts a central server. The early warning system alerts the central server to the natural event and its associated geographic area. The central server may then consult a database and determine the security systems operating in a vicinity of the geographic area experiencing the natural event. The central server may thus warn the security systems of the natural event. The security systems may then implement pre-programmed procedures to protect life and property during earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Best, Ted Fick, Hendrik Hofman, Timothy Plattner, Balaji Puli
  • Publication number: 20180075517
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to present a plurality of selectable commodity items, detect one or more selections from the plurality of commodity items, generate a list from the one or more commodity items selected, and transmit the list to a system. The system can be adapted to receive the list from the communication device, determine a selection order for the items in the list based on a location of each item in a store and at least one characteristic of at least one of the items, update the list according to the selection order, and transmit the updated list to a device for conducting commodity shopping according to the adjusted list. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Anup D. Karnalkar, R. Tyler Wallis, William S. Robbins, Susan S. Steele
  • Publication number: 20180075499
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, monitoring access by communication devices of second users to personal content associated with a first user, selecting advertisement content based on the monitoring of the access, and providing the advertisement content for presentation with the personal content when the personal content is accessed by a communication device of a third user. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Aleksey Ivanov, Andrea Basso, Tara Hines, Jeffrey Mikan, Nadia Morris
  • Publication number: 20180077667
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling use of such information by different communication devices. The use of the same mobile subscriber identity information by multiple devices can be based on locations and other mobile subscriber identity information can be assigned to devices based on the locations. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Publication number: 20180077197
    Abstract: A system for diffusing denial-of-service attacks by using virtual machines is disclosed. In particular, the system may receive, from a measurement probe, a network transaction measurement associated with a first node in a network. Based on the network transaction measurement, the system may determine if the network transaction measurement satisfies a threshold measurement value. If the network transaction measurement satisfies the threshold measurement value, the system may determine that an attack is occurring at the first node in the network. The system may then identify one or more nodes that have capacity for handling traffic intended for the first node. Once the one or more nodes are identified, the system may launch virtual machines at the one or more nodes to handle legitimate traffic intended for the first node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Anestis Karasaridis
  • Publication number: 20180076988
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, receiving a communication signal, and generating an electromagnetic wave that propagates along an outer surface of a dielectric layer environmentally formed on a cable. The dielectric layer can be a liquid disposed on an outer surface of the cable that enables the electromagnetic wave to propagate along the dielectric layer of the cable without an electrical return path, and conveys the communication signal. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Willis, III, Giovanni Vannucci, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Publication number: 20180067577
    Abstract: A supplemental surface area allows gesture recognition on outer surfaces of mobile devices. Inputs may be made without visual observance of display devices. Gesture control on outer surfaces permits socially acceptable, inconspicuous interactions without overt manipulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Kevin Li
  • Publication number: 20180068415
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having computer instructions to detect a first position of a viewing apparatus, wherein the viewing apparatus enables viewing of media programs, obtain a media program in a first viewing perspective that conforms to the first position, present the media program with the first viewing perspective for viewing by way of the viewing apparatus, and transmit to the viewing apparatus a first audio signal corresponding to the first viewing perspective. The storage medium can also have computer instructions to detect that the viewing apparatus has moved to a second position, obtain the media program in a second viewing perspective according to the second position, and present the media program with the second viewing perspective for viewing by way of the viewing apparatus. Other embodiments are disclosed and contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Troy C. Meuninck, James Carlton Bedingfield, SR, William A. Brown, David B. DeLorme, Nadia Morris
  • Publication number: 20180069594
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a communication system includes a launcher configured to generate first guided electromagnetic waves in response to a first communication signal conveying first data, wherein the first guided electromagnetic waves are guided by a structure within a cable and propagate within the cable without requiring an electrical return path; wherein the cable comprises a plurality of uninsulated conductors that are stranded together, wherein the plurality of uninsulated conductors form a plurality of interstitial areas that are bounded by conductive surfaces of at least three of the plurality of uninsulated conductors, and wherein the structure comprises one of the plurality of interstitial areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Martin Birk, Shikik Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180069731
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a system can include a plurality of cables, wherein each cable of the plurality of cables includes an insulation layer comprising a helix structure. The helix structure of each cable of the plurality of cables can facilitate formation of a plurality of interstitial pathways between the plurality of cables. The system can further include communication device coupled to the plurality of cables, where the communication device facilitates generating electromagnetic waves that propagate along the plurality of interstitial pathways without requiring an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Martin Birk, Shikik Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180069894
    Abstract: A system for providing secure browsing via a transparent network proxy is disclosed. The system may receive, from a client, a request to access a resource. The request may include an identifier that may be utilized to locate the resource. Once the request is received, the system may determine if the resource is not trusted, such as if the identifier is determined to be unknown or suspicious. If the resource is determined to not be trusted by the system, the system may forward the request to a virtual machine manager that may select a browser virtual machine from a pool of browser virtual machines. After the browser virtual machine is selected, the browser virtual machine may stream a rendering of the resource to the client based on the request. The rendering of the resource may be provided in lieu of the actual resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Giura, Jeffrey E. Bickford, Donald E. Hendrix, Howard F. Shirokmann, Thomas A. Anschutz, Ching C. Shih
  • Publication number: 20180068689
    Abstract: A system for providing digital video recorder options for editing content is disclosed. In particular, the system may include receiving requests for a first version of media content and providing access to the first version of the media content. A user that accesses the first version of the media content may select a portion of the media content, and indicate whether, for example, the portion should be skipped, modified, or emphasized when the media content is accessed on a subsequent occasion. The system, based on the selection and indication, may edit the first version of the media content to create a second version of the media content. When a subsequent attempt is made to access the first version of the media content, the system may provide the user with the option to access the second version of the media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John P. Davis, III, Jeffrey Mikan
  • Publication number: 20180068346
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for obtaining selected item data from a media processor, wherein the selected item data indicates an item used by an actor in a video data stream. The video data stream includes data representing the item used by the actor and icon data including multiple icons associated with a number of mobile devices. Selected icon data is obtained from the media processor, indicating a selected one of the number of mobile devices. Advertising data for the selected item is provided to the selected one of the number of mobile devices via a communication network. The advertising data is sent when the selected one of the number of mobile devices comes in proximity with a merchant having the selected item in stock. A system is disclosed for performing the process. A machine-readable device is also disclosed for use by the system and process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Roland Noll, Mary McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20180069597
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for delivering broadband video data to an end user device comprising transmitting broadband video data via a radio frequency transmitter to a home radio frequency receiver located at a residential power transformer providing electrical power to a home; coupling the broadband video data from the home radio frequency receiver to a first modem onto a copper power line electrically coupled to the residential power transformer; receiving the broadband data on a second modem from the copper power line; and sending from the second modem, different portions of the broadband data to each of a plurality of end user devices in the home. A system and computer program for performing the method are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Adrian Matthews
  • Publication number: 20180070235
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method comprising authenticating, by a server comprising a processor, a communication device to a first communication network, in accordance with authentication information stored in a first repository of the first communication network. The method also comprises determining, by the server, that a second communication network is accessible to the communication device. The method further comprises providing, by the server, the authentication information to a second repository of the second communication network in accordance with the determining, wherein the providing is performed independently of a request from the second communication network. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Venson Shaw, Thomas J. Will
  • Publication number: 20180068650
    Abstract: A system for self-organized acoustic signal cancellation over a network is disclosed. The system may transmit an acoustic sounding signal to an interfering device so that a channel measurement may be performed for a channel between the interfering device and an interferee device. The system may receive the channel measurement for the channel from the interfering device and also receive a digitized version of an audio interference signal associated with the interfering device. Based on the channel measurement and the digital version of the interference signal, the system may calculate a cancellation signal prior to the arrival of the original over-the-air audio interference signal that corresponds to the digital version of audio interference signal. The system may then apply the cancellation signal to an audio signal associated with the interferee device to remove the interference signal from the audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Donald J. Bowen, Dimitrios B. Dimitriadis, Horst J. Schroeter
  • Publication number: 20180060153
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a sensor web for Internet of Things (“IoT”) devices. According to one aspect disclosed herein, a system can monitor a health status of an IoT sensor device of a plurality of IoT sensor devices. The system can determine that the health status of the IoT sensor device indicates a sensor malfunction experienced by the IoT sensor device, and in response, can generate and send an alert to a forensic analytics module. The alert can identify the sensor malfunction. In response to the alert, the forensic analytics module can determine a last known location of the IoT sensor device. The system can obtain a set of satellite images of the last known location of the IoT sensor device, and can utilize the set of satellite images of the last known location to determine a cause of the sensor malfunction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Innes, Alexander MacDougall, Nigel Bradley, Bhumit Patel, Christopher Carl, David Spivey, Wasib Khallil
  • Publication number: 20180061218
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for alarm initiation when a sensor is intentionally jammed. According to one aspect disclosed herein, a connected home system can include a controller device and a sensor device. The sensor device can include a processor and memory. The memory can store sensor instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the sensor device to perform sensor operations. In particular, the sensor device can detect a jamming signal originating, for example, from jamming device that is intentionally attempting to jam operations of the sensor device. The sensor device can determine whether the jamming signal is above a jamming alarm threshold. If the sensor device determines that the jamming signal is above the jamming alarm threshold, the sensor device can generate a jamming alarm event that is directed to the controller device. The sensor device can send the jamming alarm event to the controller device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Digital Life, Inc.
    Inventor: Plamen H. Vanchev
  • Publication number: 20180062702
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a coupling device including a first antenna that radiates a first RF signal conveying first data; and a second antenna that radiates a second RF signal conveying the first data from the at least one transmitting device. The first RF signal and second RF signal form a combined RF signal that is bound by an outer surface of a transmission medium to propagate as a guided electromagnetic wave substantially in a single longitudinal direction along the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 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: 20180061214
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for limiting service availability when a sensor device is non-operational due to a noise floor change. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a connected home system includes a controller device configured to monitor a plurality sensor devices deployed within a premises, and a sensor device of the plurality of sensor devices. The sensor device can monitor radio frequency (“RF”) noise in a radio environment associated with the premises. The radio environment is associated with an RF noise floor. The sensor device can determine whether the radio frequency noise exceeds a noise threshold. In response to determining that the RF noise exceeds the noise threshold, the sensor device can cause the controller device to exclude the sensor device from being monitored by the controller device until the RF noise returns to below the noise threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Digital Life, Inc.
    Inventor: Plamen Vanchev
  • Publication number: 20180062886
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a system can include a plurality of twisted insulated conductors, and a communication device coupled to a first conductive endpoint of each insulated conductor of the plurality of twisted insulated conductors. The communication device can facilitate generating transmission signals at each first conductive endpoint of each insulated conductor of the plurality of twisted insulated conductors. The transmission signals in turn can induce electromagnetic waves that propagate along interstitial areas between the plurality of twisted insulated conductors. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Martin Birk, Shikik Johnson, Ed Guntin
  • Publication number: 20180054232
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a method includes: receiving, at a stranded cable, a communication signal and a medium voltage power signal; propagating, by the stranded cable, the medium voltage power signal as an electrical signal utilizing an electrical return path; and propagating, by the stranded cable and responsive to the communication signal, guided electromagnetic waves, wherein the guided electromagnetic waves are guided by an interstice between uninsulated strands of the stranded cable and propagate within the stranded cable without requiring the electrical return path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Martin Birk, Shikik Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180054448
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, receive secret information and non-secret information from a secure download application function, provide a request for a first verification to a secure element where the first verification is associated with access to content and/or an application that is accessible via the secure download application function, receive the first verification which is generated by the secure element based on the secret information without providing the secret information to the secure device processor, receive the non-secret information from the secure element, and generate a second verification for the access based on the non-secret information, where the content and/or application is accessible from the secure download application function responsive to the first and second verifications. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Publication number: 20180054234
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a communication system, includes a first coupler configured to guide a first communication signal conveying first data to an interior of a cable, wherein the first coupler is further configured to generate first guided electromagnetic waves in response to the first communication signal, wherein the first guided electromagnetic waves are guided by a structure within the cable and propagate within the cable without requiring an electrical return path; wherein the cable comprises a plurality of uninsulated conductors that are stranded together, wherein the plurality of uninsulated conductors form a plurality of interstitial areas that are bounded by conductive surfaces of at least three of the plurality of uninsulated conductors, and wherein the structure comprises one of the plurality of interstitial areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bruce E. Stuckman, Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Martin Birk, Shikik Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180054233
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a communication system, includes at least one launcher configured to generate first guided electromagnetic waves in response to a first communication signal conveying first data, wherein the first guided electromagnetic waves are guided by a structure within a cable and propagate within the cable via a plurality of guided wave modes without requiring an electrical return path; wherein the cable comprises a plurality of uninsulated conductors that are stranded together, wherein the plurality of uninsulated conductors form a plurality of interstitial areas that are bounded by conductive surfaces of at least three of the plurality of uninsulated conductors, and wherein the structure comprises one of the plurality of interstitial areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Martin Birk, Shikik Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180048497
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a cabling system can include a plurality of cables, and a tapered supporting structure coupled to the plurality of cables. The tapered supporting structure can facilitate exposure of an endpoint of each cable of the plurality of cables, and the endpoint of each cable of the plurality of cables can be coupled to a communication device that facilitates transmitting electromagnetic waves that propagate along the plurality of cables without requiring an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Martin Birk, Shikik Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180048765
    Abstract: A voicemail receptionist system includes a memory and a processor. The memory can store data relating to one or more users. An incoming communication can be handled by the voicemail receptionist system and provided with functionality based upon a user's preferences, for example. The data stored by the voicemail receptionist system can be updated at any time, or automatically updated upon updating of the data, or upon occurrence of a trigger event. Voicemail receptionist functionality can include standard voicemail system functionality as well as functionality relating to email, text messaging, MMS messaging, calendar features, schedule announcements, location data, as well as other features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Scott Swanburg, Andre Okada, Paul Hanson, Chris Young
  • Publication number: 20180041609
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing and using a connection management service. A connection management service can receive a connection request that requests a connection between a requestor and a distributed network. The connection management service can identify a connector to provide the connection between the requestor and the distributed network. The connection management service can provide, to the requestor, an object corresponding to the connector. The requestor can invoke the object to connect to the distributed network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: William Trost, Craig Harvey, Harvey Cary
  • Publication number: 20180040177
    Abstract: Physical access to secure areas is automatically performed based on presence or detection of a wireless device. When a wireless cellular device is detected by a network serving a secure building, a unique identifier of the wireless cellular device is obtained. The identifier of the wireless cellular device may be compared to electronic calendars. If a matching calendar entry is determined, then the wireless cellular device is calendared to meet an employee or tenant inside the building. Physical access may thus be automatically granted, based on possession of a recognized cellular device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Craig Arthur Klein, Gregory O. Harp, Joseph Eric Sineath
  • Publication number: 20180041798
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to determine a directive associated with an incoming communication session initiated by another communication device, providing an option that directs the media device to modify the media content being presented by a media device, providing a first instruction to the media device to modify the media presentation according to the directive responsive to a selection of the option, and providing a second instruction to the media device to resume the media presentation responsive to detecting a termination of the incoming communication session. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: William Stanley Robbins, R. Tyler Wallis, Anup D. Karnalkar