AT&T Patent Applications

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

  • Publication number: 20180295503
    Abstract: Functionality of a mobile device may be controlled based on speed and/or location. Rules define functional capabilities, and restrictions, based on speed and/or location. File access may also be based on speed and/or location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: David B. Nagorniak
  • Publication number: 20180295139
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for filtering network traffic using protected filtering mechanisms. An indication that traffic is to be filtered can be received, and a hash key, a signature representation, and an obfuscated signature can be identified or generated. The hash key and the signature representation can be provided to a first device without exposing the contents of the signature to the second device, and the obfuscated signature can be provided to a second device without exposing the contents of the signature to the second device. The first device and the second device can execute independent operations to collectively determine if the traffic is to be filtered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Edward G. Amoroso, Nishanth Chandran, Evgene Vahlis
  • Publication number: 20180295239
    Abstract: A method for managing visual voicemail messages includes displaying a list of voicemail messages on a telecommunications handset, receiving user commands for operating on the voicemail messages including a delete message command and in response to a delete message command, marking a voicemail message for deletion with a delete timestamp and moving the voicemail message to a Deleted Messages folder. A Deleted Message Age Indicator function processes to control permanent deletion of voicemail messages in the Deleted Messages folder based on delete timestamps and a global Delete Time value in cooperation with a visual voicemail platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Michael Robert Zubas, Brian Rainer, William J. Sigmund
  • Publication number: 20180295180
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to service orchestration to support cloud-based, multi-party video conferencing service in a virtual overlay network environment. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a video conferencing service orchestrator can receive, from a user device, a service request for the cloud-based, multi-party video conferencing service orchestrated by the video conferencing service orchestrator. In response to the service request, the video conferencing service orchestrator can provide, to the user device, virtual network layer system software and a virtual machine container for installation on the user device. The virtual network layer system software can implement a network function to provide an interface between the user device and a service controller during a video conference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Chen-Yui Yang, David H. Lu, Gabriel Bourge, Xidong Wu
  • Publication number: 20180294841
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, generating first traffic for transmitting along a network path toward a recipient device, determining a schedule for transmitting the first traffic, and facilitating transmission of the first traffic along the network path using a first waveguide system. The first waveguide system has a dielectric coupler, and operates by communicating electromagnetic waves via the dielectric coupler at a physical interface of a transmission medium that propagate without utilizing an electrical return path. The electromagnetic waves are guided by the transmission medium, wherein the electromagnetic waves at least partially surround an outer surface of the transmission medium, and wherein the electromagnetic waves have a non-optical frequency range. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Gross, Joshua Lackey, Donald Levy, Roger Piqueras Jover, Jayaraman Ramachandran, Cristina Serban
  • Publication number: 20180294984
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for providing a policy realization framework for a communications network are disclosed. The policy realization framework can be an application and service layer policy framework that is separate and distinct from the network layer policy framework. As such, policy decisions can be made remote from the network layer, and common policies across multiple networks are possible. A policy intelligence rules system for a policy realization framework, and methods of implementing the same, are also disclosed. The policy intelligence rules system can receive a policy request associated with a request for a network resource and policies pertaining to the policy request, which can include operator policies and subscriber specific policies. In response to determining that a policy conflict exists between the policies, the policy intelligence rules system can resolve the policy conflict and generate a rule for the communications network to use in response to the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Lisuan Poh, Alka Roy
  • Publication number: 20180292940
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to a pressure-based input method for user devices. According to one aspect disclosed herein, a user device can receive an output from a pressure sensor. The output can include parameters associated with a pressure applied to the pressure sensor by a user. The user device can analyze the output to determine a command to be executed by the user device. The user device can execute the command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James W. Fan, Venson Shaw, Jeffrey A. Aaron
  • Publication number: 20180293879
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for disrupting bone conduction signals. According to one aspect, a device can receive a signal via a communication path that is external to a body of a user associated with the device. The device can generate a disruption signal to disrupt the signal. The device can send the disruption signal through the body of the user to disrupt the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento
  • Publication number: 20180295502
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for detecting, by a first device including a least one processor and a first Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC), a second device having a second UICC, detecting, by the first device, that the second UICC is unprovisioned, selecting, by the first device, one of a plurality of selectable options, where the selection identifies a first Mobile Network Operator (MNO) selected from a plurality of MNOs, receiving, by the first device, first credential information of the first MNO, and transmitting, by the first device, to the second device the first credential information for enabling the second device to facilitate establishment of communication services with network equipment of the first MNO according to the first credential information. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: David A. Christopher, Dana Tardelli
  • Publication number: 20180294897
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that obtains a group of signals that are each representative of a corresponding one of a group of electromagnetic waves, analyzes the group of signals to determine signal characteristics, and determines, according to the signal characteristics, predicted characteristics for a communication signal that is to be transmitted by a circuit. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Giovanni Vannucci, Peter Wolniansky, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180295417
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a media processor identifies a first key and a second key associated with media content received over a network, and prepares a display object according to the first key that includes a selectable object. The media processor transmits a request to a remote server including the second key; the server returns first additional content and control code associated with the second key. The media processor merges the first additional content with the display object to produce an overlay for presentation with the media content in accordance with the control code. The overlay is associated with a provider of the first additional content; the first key is independent of the provider, and the second key corresponds to the provider. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Di Bernardo, Anthony Bonvolanta
  • Publication number: 20180295024
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method storing, at an integrated circuit card including at least one processor, parametric information descriptive of operational features of a plurality of software applications, where the plurality of software applications when executed makes use of services provided by equipment of a first network operator. The method can further include detecting, at the integrated circuit card, an event indicating that the plurality of software applications are to utilize services provided by equipment of a second network operator, and causing, from the integrated circuit card, a transmission of the parametric information descriptive of the operational features of the plurality of software applications to the equipment of the second network operator. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David K. Smith, Dan Druta, Ileana A. Leuca
  • Publication number: 20180287260
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, antenna that includes a first plurality of antenna elements radially arranged in a first plane to wirelessly transmit first channel signals received from a guided wave communication system to a plurality of client devices via a first plurality of beams at a corresponding first plurality of angles. A second plurality of antenna elements are radially arranged in a second plane that is displaced a first distance from the first plane to wirelessly transmit second channel signals received from the guided wave communication system to the plurality of client devices via a second plurality of beams at a corresponding second plurality of angles that are angularly displaced from the first plurality of angles. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180286000
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for identity management for first-party data. An identity management system can provide first identifiers and respective trait data associated with each first identifier to a data management platform. The data management platform can assign respective second identifiers to each of the first identifiers. The identity management system can receive third identifiers and corresponding personal identifiable information associated with each third identifier from an advertisement delivery system. Using the personal identifiable information from the advertisement delivery system and personal identifiable information collected by the identity management system, the identity management system can map each of the first identifiers to a respective one of the third identifiers to generate first identifier and third identifier pairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Berry, JR., Miguel Franco, Matthew Teshera
  • Publication number: 20180287661
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, an apparatus including a waveguide, an antenna, and a transmitter. The transmitter can facilitate transmission of first electromagnetic waves via the antenna, the first electromagnetic waves having a fundamental mode. The waveguide can facilitate propagation of the first electromagnetic waves at least in part on a surface of the waveguide. The waveguide can be positioned at a location that enables the first electromagnetic waves to induce second electromagnetic waves having fundamental and non-fundamental modes that propagate on a surface of a transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 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: 20180287663
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a broadcast communication system that is operable to detect a first power outage. A first plurality of electromagnetic waves is generated for transmission to a plurality of user devices of the broadcast communication system via a guided wave transceiver, where the first plurality of electromagnetic waves includes an outage status signal generated in response to detecting the first power outage, and where the first plurality of electromagnetic waves is guided by at least one transmission medium and propagates without utilizing an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Pamela A. M. Bogdan, George Blandino, Ken Liu, Leon Lubranski, Eric Myburgh, Tracy Van Brakle
  • Publication number: 20180287667
    Abstract: A distributed antenna and backhaul system provide network connectivity for a small cell deployment. Rather than building new structures, and installing additional fiber and cable, embodiments described herein disclose using high-bandwidth, millimeter-wave communications and existing power line infrastructure. Above ground backhaul connections via power lines and line-of-sight millimeter-wave band signals as well as underground backhaul connections via buried electrical conduits can provide connectivity to the distributed base stations. An overhead millimeter-wave system can also be used to provide backhaul connectivity. Modules can be placed onto existing infrastructure, such as streetlights and utility poles, and the modules can contain base stations and antennas to transmit the millimeter-waves to and from other modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Farhad Barzegar, George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180288462
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set-top box having a controller to receive a selection of media content that has finished being broadcast where the selection is of the previously broadcast media content, transmit a request for the media content, and receive the media content for presentation at the display device, where the media content includes a plurality of segments, where one or more of the segments is provided by each of a plurality of digital video recorders (DVR's) that have recorded the media content, where the DVR's are remote from the set-top box, and where the plurality of segments are merged prior to presentation by the set-top box. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Joseph Picucci
  • Publication number: 20180288678
    Abstract: A method that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, transmitting movement information for the mobile communication device to a cellular network, receiving a request from a first communication device of a plurality of communication devices to access the cellular network through the mobile communication device, where the plurality of communication devices are coupled to the plurality of communication devices via a wireless local area network and wherein the mobile communication device is coupled to the cellular network, and providing access to the cellular network for the first communication device responsive to the cellular network determining that the mobile communication device has a required network capability based on the movement information and according to the request. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Bo Lee, Arthur Brisebois, Adrianne Luu
  • Publication number: 20180288486
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that facilitates sharing, by a mobile phone user, content that the user has viewed on a television coupled to a media processor. A message is initiated via a messaging client of the mobile phone, and a video clip is obtained by the mobile phone from the media processor. Additional video content provided at the mobile phone is attached to the video clip. The format of the video clip is converted to enable presentation of the converted video clip at a recipient device; the converted video clip is transmitted to the recipient device via the messaging client. The media processor and the mobile phone form a natively integrated device, so that a video clip of the content can be produced and transmitted without installation of an application on the mobile phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Christopher McNair Wood
  • Publication number: 20180279117
    Abstract: A system is described that can perform a method for receiving a request to modify a universal integrated circuit card, generating a package comprising configuration data for modifying the universal integrated circuit card, instructing an over-the-air system to transmit the package encrypting the package with a transport key to generate an encrypted package, and transmitting the encrypted package to a communication device communicatively coupled to the universal integrated circuit card to provision the universal integrated circuit card. The system can also perform a method of providing a mobile network operator trusted service manager system information relating to the configuration data to enable the mobile network operator trusted service manager system to manage content and memory allocation of the universal integrated circuit card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Clifton Ashman Campbell, Stephen Emille Chin, David Harber, Brian Keith Rainer, David K. Smith, Shih-Ming Wang
  • Publication number: 20180278711
    Abstract: An exemplary content engine includes a content gateway configured to analyze and route content requests to a content server. The content server can be a cache server or a mobile content server. The cache server can be configured to receive and store cacheable web content from a controller that is configured to receive the cacheable web content from at least one cacheable web content provider, such as a web server, and route the content to the cache server. The mobile content server can be configured to receive, from the controller, and store the digital media content. The controller can be further configured to receive the digital media content from at least one external content server and route the content to the mobile content server. The content gateway can be further configured to receive non-cacheable web content from at least one non-cacheable web content provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Bo Lee, Qingmin Hu
  • Publication number: 20180276972
    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: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bhumit Patel, Chad Jordan, Nigel Bradley
  • Publication number: 20180276958
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a garment that includes a receiver, configured to receive at least one coded command from a notification generator, and at least one haptic feedback generator that delivers haptic feedback to a user while wearing the garment during a transit, corresponding to the at least one coded command, where the notification generator is configured to determine a notification to be sent to the user in response to at least one event of interest determined by an input analyzer, and to generate the at least one coded command that indicates the notification, and where the input analyzer is configured to analyze input data corresponding to the transit of the user of the garment to identify the at least one event of interest, occurring during the transit of the user. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Juliette Niebuhr Zerick, William Charles Cottrill, Eugene Henry Rascle, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180279178
    Abstract: A web-based radio survey service is provided to client devices. The client devices individually conduct a radio survey. The radio surveys are sent to a central server for analysis. The central server evaluates the radio surveys and determines a least congested radio channel for common use by all the client devices. The client devices may thus all switch to the least congested radio channel to ensure reliable radio service with an access device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Baofeng Jiang, Rodney McTaggart, Sangho Oh, Yuhong Zheng
  • Publication number: 20180278720
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for relocation of applications to optimize resource utilization. A processor executing a relocation management application can receive a request to relocate an application. The processor can identify a utilization associated with the application, identify prospective host resources capable of hosting the application, determine utilizations associated with the prospective host resources, and project prospective host resource utilizations based upon the utilization associated with the application and the utilizations associated with the prospective host resources. The processor can select a prospective host resource from the prospective host resources by selecting a resource that offers a most consistent projected utilization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert Todd Stephens
  • Publication number: 20180269015
    Abstract: An electrical switch responds to acoustic inputs. A microphone integrated into the electrical switch generates electrical signals in response to the acoustic inputs. A network interface integrated into the electrical switch provides addressable communication with controllers, computers, and other networked devices. The electrical switch may thus be installed or retrofitted into the electrical wiring of all homes and businesses. Users may thus speak voice commands, which are received by the electrical switch and sent for voice control of appliances and other automation tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Willis
  • Publication number: 20180270614
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a receiver of a first device, electromagnetic waves that are generated by a transmitter of a second device at a physical interface of a transmission medium, where the electromagnetic waves propagate without requiring an electrical return path, and where the electromagnetic waves are guided by the transmission medium to the receiver of the first device. The first device can detect a physical object in proximity to the transmission medium according to a change in the parameter associated with the electromagnetic waves. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Thomas M. Willis, III, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Publication number: 20180270275
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, receiving a request for a voice call at a mobile switching center server, transmitting a mapping query from the mobile switching center server to a database in response to the request for the voice call, route the request from the mobile switching center server to an internet protocol multimedia subsystem for facilitating establishing the voice call when the mapping query is successful in obtaining an internet protocol address for establishing the voice call with a recipient communication device, and routing the request from the mobile switching center server to a second server for facilitating establishing the voice call without routing the request to the internet protocol multimedia subsystem when the mapping query is not successful in obtaining the internet protocol address. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard Ku, Lakshminarashimhan Naidu, Mehrad Yasrebi
  • Publication number: 20180267786
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for preparing servers for service over a network, where the servers include out of band management cards. The system may include a processor, a database of server configuration information, and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations. The operations can include establishing a secure hypertext transport protocol session over the network with the out of band management card for the server to mount and execute a preinstall image that performs an installation, without any specific network configuration, and where the installation is performed without deploying an agent. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrew Schiefelbein, Gregory Paul
  • Publication number: 20180269927
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a network element of a distributed antenna system, a reference signal, a control channel and a first modulated signal at a first carrier frequency, the first modulated signal including first communications data provided by a base station and directed to a mobile communication device. The instructions in the control channel direct the network element of the distributed antenna system to convert the first modulated signal at the first carrier frequency to the first modulated signal in a first spectral segment. The reference signal is received at an in-band frequency relative to the control channel. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180270806
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a wireless communication node that receives instructions in a control channel directing it to utilize a spectral segment at a first carrier frequency to communicate with a mobile communication device. Responsive to the instructions, the wireless communication node receives a modulated signal in the spectral segment at a second carrier frequency from the base station, the modulated signal including communications data provided by the base station. The wireless communication node down-shifts the modulated signal at the second carrier frequency to the first carrier frequency, and wirelessly transmits the modulated signal at the first carrier frequency to the mobile communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Irwin Gerszberg
  • Publication number: 20180262788
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, wirelessly receiving adjustment information from a mobile communication device, wirelessly receiving a request for video content from the mobile communication device, generating multiple versions of the video content, wirelessly transmitting a second version to the mobile communication device for presentation on the display device according to the adjustment of the access plan, and transmitting a first version to the mobile communication device for presentation on the display device and ceasing transmitting the second version responsive to a determination of an undesired condition associated with the presentation of the second version on the display device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Spondon Dey
  • Publication number: 20180260660
    Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining, by a system comprising a processor, more common features of a plurality of images according to similarity matrices indicating relative similarities between instances of common features occurring within multiple images of the plurality of images, defining, by the system, cluster groups associated with the more common features, where each cluster group comprises cluster images of the plurality of images, and where the more common features are present in each the cluster images, and performing, by the system, quality-based filtering on the cluster images to identify a target cluster image to represent the cluster images for each of the cluster groups. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Raghuraman Gopalan, Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Amy Ruth Reibman, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20180262621
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to retrieve from an address book a communication identifier for each of a plurality of participants, determine from the address book a conferencing type for each of the plurality of participants, and initiate according to the conference type and the communication identifier of each participant a Voice over Internet Protocol conference call directed to communication devices of the plurality of participants. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Anup D. Karnalkar, R. Tyler Wallis, William Stanley Robbins, Susan Steele, Mark Ryan
  • Publication number: 20180262235
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for exchanging electrical signals and guided electromagnetic waves between customer premises equipment and service provider equipment to provide uplink and/or downlink communication services. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Martin Birk, Paul Shala Henry
  • Publication number: 20180263022
    Abstract: A distributed antenna system is provided that frequency shifts the output of one or more microcells to a 60 GHz or higher frequency range for transmission to a set of distributed antennas. The cellular band outputs of these microcell base station devices are used to modulate a 60 GHz (or higher) carrier wave, yielding a group of subcarriers on the 60 GHz carrier wave. This group will then be transmitted in the air via analog microwave RF unit, after which it can be repeated or radiated to the surrounding area. The repeaters amplify the signal and resend it on the air again toward the next repeater. In places where a microcell is required, the 60 GHz signal is shifted in frequency back to its original frequency (e.g., the 1.9 GHz cellular band) and radiated locally to nearby mobile devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Paul Shala Henry, George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180262929
    Abstract: A system for detecting a fault in a first wire of a power grid that affects a transmission or reception of electromagnetic waves that transport data and that propagate along a surface of the first wire, selecting a backup communication medium from one or more backup communication mediums according to one or more selection criteria, and redirecting the data to the backup communication medium to circumvent the fault. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 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: 20180262623
    Abstract: A pre-distortion system for improved mobile device communications via cancellation of nonlinear distortion is disclosed. The pre-distortion system may transmit an acoustic signal from a network to a device, wherein the acoustic signal includes a linear signal and a nonlinear cancellation signal that cancels at least a portion of nonlinear distortions created once a loudspeaker in the device emits the linear signal. Thus, when a loudspeaker of a mobile device is operating and nonlinear distortions are generated by the loudspeaker or adjacent components of the mobile device in close proximity to the loudspeaker, the pre-distortion system may create one or more nonlinear cancellation signals in the network. The nonlinear cancellation signal may be combined with the linear signal sent to the loudspeaker to cancel the nonlinear distortion signal created by the loudspeaker emitting acoustic sounds from the linear signal. Thus, the nonlinear cancellation signal becomes a pre-distortion signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Horst J. Schroeter, Donald J. Bowen, Dimitrios Dimitriadis, Lusheng Ji
  • Publication number: 20180255526
    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 detecting device identification information associated with a registration request. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Publication number: 20180254800
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for transmitting first electromagnetic waves that propagate on a surface of a component of a transit system, and receiving second electromagnetic waves that propagate on the surface of the component of the transit system. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180248933
    Abstract: An intermediating network is adapted to intermediate between originating and servicing networks. A first set of communications addresses in the originating network that originates communications to the servicing network is identified. A second set of communications addresses in the servicing network that service the communications originating in the originating network is identified. An incompatibility between the first and second sets of communications addresses that would prevent a communication from the first set of communications addresses from reaching the second set of communications addresses is identified. The incompatibility includes a number of communications addresses in the first set of communications addresses exceeding a tolerance of the servicing network. The intermediating network is adapted so that a communication from the first set of communications addresses is sent to the servicing network via the intermediating network when the tolerance of the servicing network is exceeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: John T. MULLIGAN, Randall G. DAVIS
  • Publication number: 20180247518
    Abstract: A security system notifies of an alarm situation. The security system has two separate communications paths. When the alarm situation is determined, the security system may select one of the two separate communications paths based on performance, cost, urgency, and other factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Alson Hicks, III
  • Publication number: 20180249385
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method, including applying a voice quality model to network performance information associated with a voice over internet protocol call session to generate a measure of voice quality associated with a first wireless radio access network wirelessly coupling a mobile device and a communication network, detecting a trigger condition for a measurement reporting according to the measure of voice quality, a first signal of the first wireless radio access network, and a second signal of a second wireless radio access network, and detecting a trigger condition for a measurement report according to the measure of voice quality, a first signal of the first network, and a second signal of a network. The measurement report can be transmitted to the first wireless radio access network responsive to detecting the trigger condition for the measurement reporting. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC, Interwise, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tony Wong, Zahi Kapeluto, Thomas Keathley
  • Publication number: 20180247329
    Abstract: Digital media is distributed via the Internet to a subscriber using a device. The digital media may have an access restriction mechanism to prevent or reduce premature or unauthorized access by the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Arnold Chester McQuaide, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180249314
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a coordinator device having a memory, and a controller. The memory can have computer instructions, which when executed by the controller, causes the controller to facilitate establishing a first virtual personal area network with a first sensor by executing computer instructions associated with a first application profile, and facilitate establishing a second virtual personal area network with a second sensor by executing computer instructions associated a second application profile. The first application profile can be defined by a first protocol specification, while the second application profile can be defined by a second protocol specification. The first protocol specification can also be operationally distinct from the second protocol specification. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert Raymond Miller, II, JIA WANG
  • Publication number: 20180249334
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a first address of user equipment from a mobile communication network connection request and identifying that the user equipment is stationary based on comparing the first address of the user equipment in the connection request to a second address of a stationary subscriber device. A non-tunneling link is initiated between the user equipment and a stationary packet core of the mobile communication network, based on identifying that the user equipment is stationary, and the connection request is converted from a non-access stratum protocol to an authentication protocol responsive to initiating the non-tunneling link. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vinod Pandey, Zhi Cui, Liza Fung, Cheng Liu, Paul Edward Smith, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180249216
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computing device, including a controller to: transmit a client program having a graphical user interface to a media device operating in an interactive television network, wherein the client program presents a symbolic overlay that superimposes onto media content received by the media device and enables the media device to associate commentary with the media content received at the media device; and conduct searches for one of consumer products or consumer services associated with the media content based on the commentary regarding the media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Linda Roberts, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert Arthur King
  • Publication number: 20180248652
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a waveguide system for detecting a condition that adversely affects a propagation of electromagnetic waves generated by the waveguide system on a surface of the transmission medium, and adjusting characteristics of the electromagnetic waves generated by the waveguide system to reduce adverse effects caused by the condition. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 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: 20180245393
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products monitor environmental conditions in an enclosed environment, such as a garage or storage shed. If a dangerous environmental condition is determined, such as elevated carbon monoxide, an entry door may be opened. If further remedial measures are required, ignition of an internal combustion engine may be prohibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mehmet Ozkan