AT&T Patent Applications

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

  • Publication number: 20190182328
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments a service multiplexer identifying a service associated with each of a group of sensors resulting in a group of services. Further embodiments include the service multiplexer creating a service portfolio according to the group of services. Additional embodiments include service multiplexer communicatively coupling to nodes over a 5th Generation (5G) network according to the service portfolio. The 5G network includes a control plane and user plane. Also, embodiments include service multiplexer continuously connecting to the control plane. Further embodiments include receiving data from the sensors. Additional embodiments include service multiplexer determining that the received data is associated with the service portfolio. Also, embodiments include service multiplexer identifying one or more of the nodes according to the service portfolio and sending the received data to the one or more of the nodes over the user plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Publication number: 20190182680
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a communication device includes a dual-band antenna array configured to transmit first radio frequency (RF) signals to a remote device in an RF band and to transmit first millimeter wave (MMW) signals to the remote device in a MMW frequency band, wherein the MMW frequency band is above the RF band. A base transceiver station is configured to generate a consolidated steering matrix in accordance with the transmission of the first RF signals to the remote device in the RF band. A remote radio head is configured to convert the consolidated steering matrix to a converted steering matrix that facilitates the transmission of the first MMW signals to the remote device in the MMW frequency band via the dual-band antenna array in accordance with an antenna beam pattern having at least one selected null direction, and further configured to generate the first MMW signals in accordance with the converted steering matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Giovanni Vannucci, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20190182609
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method, comprising: receiving, by a media processor including a processor, spherical audiovisual media content from a content delivery network; rendering, by the media processor, video for a point of view in the spherical audiovisual media content at a display device coupled to the media processor; receiving, from a remote control device coupled to the media processor, a control signal panning the point of view, resulting in a new field of view; and generating, by the media processor, audio signals from the spherical audiovisual media content corresponding to the new field of view, wherein the audio signals are adapted to audio reproduction equipment coupled to the media processor. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Manuel Briand
  • Publication number: 20190181913
    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: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Gross, Joshua Lackey, Donald E. Levy, Roger Piqueras Jover, Jayaraman Ramachandran, Cristina Serban
  • Publication number: 20190181683
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, generating, by a waveform generator, an alternating waveform by selectively enabling one or more switches coupled to a storage device, and supplying, by the waveform generator, the alternating voltage waveform to a winding coupled to a magnetic core of an inductive power supply to modify an alternating magnetic flux in the magnetic core from current alone flowing through a transmission medium coupled to the inductive power supply. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Giovanni Vannucci, Thomas M. Willis, III, Paul Shala Henry
  • Publication number: 20190181532
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a first waveguide system that includes a transmitter that facilitates generation of an electromagnetic wave, and a directional coupler that facilitates inducing propagation of the electromagnetic wave along a transmission medium. The electromagnetic wave can be directed to a second waveguide system coupled to the transmission medium, and propagates along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Giovanni Vannucci, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III, Farhad Barzegar
  • Publication number: 20190182556
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a machine-readable storage medium, including executable instructions that, when executed by a processing system including a processor, facilitate performance of operations that include assuming control of a video content transfer between a video server and a video client for HTTP traffic responsive to determining the HTTP traffic is for video content, generating a video transfer rate selection and a video transfer resolution selection for a requested video chunk of a time slot of the video content, generating an optimized manifest file for the requested video chunk, and publishing the optimized manifest file to the video client, wherein the video client request the requested video chunk from the video server based on the optimized manifest. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhengye Liu, Xidong Wu, Jin Wang, Xiaojun Tang, Mark Brady
  • Publication number: 20190182108
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for message flow management for virtual networks. A processor can identify a target virtual network function instance that is to be taken offline. The processor can change a status associated with the target virtual network function instance to indicate it being taken offline. The processor can start a graceful shutdown timer to trigger shutdown of the target virtual network function instance. The processor can identify external interfaces and a peer network function that identifies the target virtual network function instance as a next hop. The processor can obtain, for the target virtual network function instance and the peer network function instance, a snapshot that identifies configuration data for the target virtual network function instance and the peer network function instance and can generate a command to trigger a shutdown of the target virtual network function instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Chaoxin Qiu, Mark A. Ratcliffe, Robert F. Dailey, Jeffrey L. Scruggs
  • Publication number: 20190171884
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, analyzing media content to recognize an object therein, wherein the media content is provided as a video stream displayed to a user of a communication device, the media content comprising a plurality of digital frames transported to the communication device over a private network; associating product information of a product with the object; receiving a user input selecting the object; determining providers of goods or services of the product, wherein the providers of goods or services are selected during the determining based on a proximity of the providers to the user of the communication device; and providing the product information to the communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Manouchehr Bagheri
  • Publication number: 20190172327
    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: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Juliette Niebuhr Zerick, William Charles Cottrill, Eugene Henry Rascle, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190173150
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a coupler including a receiving portion that receives a first electromagnetic wave conveying first data from a transmitting device. A guiding portion guides the first electromagnetic wave to a junction for coupling the first electromagnetic wave to a transmission medium. The first electromagnetic wave propagates via at least one first guided wave mode. The coupling of the first electromagnetic wave to the transmission medium forms a second electromagnetic wave that is guided to propagate along the outer surface of the transmission medium via at least one second guided wave mode that differs from the at least one first guided wave mode. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    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: 20190173524
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, receiving a signal, and launching, according to the signal, an electromagnetic wave along a transmission medium, where the electromagnetic wave propagates along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, and where the electromagnetic wave has a phase delay profile that is dependent on an azimuth angle about an axis of the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    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: 20190173151
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system having an absorber and a coupling device. The absorber includes absorbent material that absorbs radiation. The coupling device is positioned in and surrounded by the absorber. The coupling device facilitates transmitting or receiving of an electromagnetic wave along a transmission medium, where the electromagnetic wave propagates along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20190173190
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a device with a polyrod antenna having a core, where the core has a first region with a first dielectric constant and a second region with a second dielectric constant, and where the second dielectric constant is higher than the first dielectric constant. The device can include a waveguide coupled with the core, where the waveguide is configured to confine an electromagnetic wave at least in part within the core in the first region. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Shikik Johnson, David M. Britz, Irwin Gerszberg
  • Publication number: 20190173542
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, coupler having an array of dielectric antennas positioned around an outer surface of a transmission medium. A processing system can perform operations including selecting at least two dielectric antennas of the array of dielectric antennas, and configuring at least two transmitters coupled to the at least two dielectric antennas according to a wave mode type to generate, via the at least two dielectric antennas, first wireless signals and second wireless signals that combine to induce propagation of electromagnetic waves along a transmission medium according to the wave mode type without requiring an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Shikik Johnson, David M. Britz, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar
  • Publication number: 20190173525
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, an access point includes a first communication interface having: a first coupler configured to receive, via a first transmission medium, first guided electromagnetic waves from a first waveguide system of a distributed antenna system, wherein the first guided electromagnetic waves propagate along the first transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path; and also a first receiver configured to receive first data from the first guided electromagnetic waves. A data switch is configured to select first selected portions of the first data for transmission to at least one communication device in proximity to the access point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Giovanni Vannucci, Peter Wolniansky, Paul Shala Henry
  • Publication number: 20190173565
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method, includes coordinating relay transmission of a modulated signal via relay links of a distributed antenna system to reduce an accumulated forwarding delay in forwarding the modulated signal through the relay links. One of the relay links of the distributed antenna system reconverts the spectral segment of the modulated signal for transmission to a communication device to which the modulated signal is directed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Byoung-Jo J. Kim
  • Publication number: 20190172235
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments for generating an embedded object definitions (EOD) file for an image of a video file. The EOD file can include information about object markings of the video image. Further embodiments include identifying an object within the original video and determining a plurality of pixels associated with the object. A position, a color, a contrast and a brightness are associated with each of the plurality of pixels. Additional embodiments include adjusting color, contrast, and brightness of each of the plurality of pixels resulting in adjusted pixels of each of the plurality of pixels. Also, embodiments can include overlaying the marked image with the adjusted pixels of each of the plurality of pixels during a presentation of the video file. The marked image presents the object as marked on a display to a user, resulting in a marked object. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mehmet Ozkan
  • Publication number: 20190173185
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, an antenna system includes a dielectric antenna having a feed-point, wherein the dielectric antenna is a single antenna having a plurality of antenna beam patterns. At least one cable having a plurality of conductorless dielectric cores is coupled to the feed-point of the dielectric antenna, each of the plurality of conductorless dielectric cores corresponding to one of the plurality of antenna beam patterns. A controller, selects one of the plurality of antenna beam patterns and generates a control signal in response thereto. A core selector, responsive to the control signal, couples electromagnetic waves from a source to a selected one of the plurality of conductorless dielectric cores, the selected one of the plurality of conductorless dielectric cores corresponding to the selected one of the plurality of antenna beam patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Donald J. Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20190172091
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a machine-readable storage medium that includes executable instructions that, when executed by a processing system, facilitate performance of operations which include modifying advertising content at a display responsive to a person being determined to be in a first zone relative to the display, determining a presence of a communication device of the person, wherein the second zone is closer in range to the display than the first zone, transmitting a query to the communication device, receiving from the communication device the identifying characteristic of the person, obtaining an image of the person responsive to the person being determined to be in a third zone relative to the display, wherein the third zone is closer in range to the display than the first zone and the second zone, and obtaining modified content for the person based on the identifying characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Pramod Pateel, William Shaw, Timothy Barge, Bryan Corbin, Robert Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20190173575
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission system having a coupling device, a bypass circuit, a memory and a processor. The coupling device can facilitate transmission or reception of electromagnetic waves that propagate along a surface of a transmission medium. The memory can store instructions, which when executed by the processor, causes the processor to perform operations including restarting a timer to prevent the bypass circuit from disabling the transmission or reception of electromagnetic waves by the coupling device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20190173743
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for receiving topology information from a plurality of waveguide systems or other transmission devices, the topology information identifying one or more transmission media available to each waveguide system for transmitting or receiving electromagnetic waves, and updating a topology of a communication system from the topology information provided by the plurality of waveguide systems. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20190173527
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a surveying system operable to receive a plurality of electromagnetic waves via a guided wave transceiver that include environmental data collected via a plurality of sensors at a plurality of remote sites. Weather pattern data is generated based on the environmental data. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ken Liu, Robert Bennett, Pamela A. M. Bogdan, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Irwin Gerszberg
  • Publication number: 20190174300
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting that an IMSI associated with a first SIM is provisioned onto a first mobile device and designating the IMSI into an available state. Further embodiments can include determining an expiry period for the available state. Additional embodiments can include purging the IMSI from a plurality of mobile network devices and designating the IMSI into a reclaimable state in response to an expiration of the expiry period. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Inderpreet Singh Ahluwalia, Rajagopal Vasudevan, Nicolas Edward Lam Pak Ng, Jeffrey Kinsella, Lester Lowe, Zulfikar Ali
  • Publication number: 20190173738
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a satellite service channel that provides a first media content item for processing by a media processor for presentation by equipment of a user. A terrestrial service source is identified that provides a second media content item via a terrestrial service. A portion of the second version of the media content item is buffered for subsequent processing by the media processing device for presentation in place of the first version of the media content item responsive to an unavailability of the satellite service channel Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas Medina, Todd Andrew Fryer, Nicholas Nicas
  • Publication number: 20190173601
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a coupler having a first member coupled to a transmission medium, a first component coupled to the first member, a second member coupled to the transmission medium, and a second component coupled to the second member. The first component can facilitate transmission of first signals via the first member, and the second component can facilitate transmission of second signals via the second member. The first signals and the second signals can in turn induce electromagnetic waves that propagate along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter Wolniansky, Giovanni Vannucci, Paul Shala Henry, Zoe Goodman-Frost, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20190174506
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, generating electromagnetic waves that convey data, receiving a wireless signal generated by a communication device, determining that the wireless signal is transmitted during a first resource block used for transport of the electromagnetic waves that convey the data, detecting an interference condition caused by the wireless signal, and adjusting the electromagnetic waves to generate adjusted electromagnetic waves that convey the data in a second resource block that does not overlap with the first resource block. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Willis, III, Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci
  • Publication number: 20190174166
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method comprising sending a first list of formats associated with media content to a client device via a network, and receiving from the client device a selection of a format from a second list of formats filtered from the first list using filtering criteria. The second list includes formats compatible with the client device. The filtering criteria can be based on performance metrics of the network and on capabilities of the client device. During presentation of the content at the client device in the selected format, transmission of the content item can be dynamically altered in response to a message that the presentation be continued in a different format. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Sassan Pejhan
  • Publication number: 20190174156
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a machine-readable storage medium, including executable instructions that perform operations that include providing an interface to a client device to submit an advertising campaign, analyzing a plurality of segments of a plurality of subscribers of an interactive media system according to desired traits for the advertising campaign, determining content distributed by the interactive media system that correlates with the audience as selected media content, identifying a plurality of devices for a selected subscriber of the identified subscribers that receive portions of the selected media content from the interactive media system as an identified plurality of devices, analyzing break metadata for the selected media content, selecting a selected message from an advertising playlist to be assigned to the upcoming break segment, selecting a device for delivery of the selected message. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Scott Crawford, John Doehler, Roland Noll
  • Publication number: 20190173835
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a request for an edge cache address, and comparing a requestor address to an anycast group. The method can further include providing an anycast edge cache address when the requestor address is in the anycast group. Alternatively, the method can further include determining an optimal cache server, and providing a unicast address of the optimal cache server when the requestor address is not in the anycast group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexandre Gerber, Oliver Spatscheck, Jacobus Van der Merwe
  • Publication number: 20190174188
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method comprising obtaining channel change data for a media processor coupled to a gateway; the channel change data relates to channel changes requested during recurring time periods. A channel viewing profile is determined for the media processor, and a channel viewing map is generated corresponding to a portion of the channel viewing profile for one of the time periods; the channel viewing map comprises a list of predicted channels likely to be requested during a recurrence of the time period. Signals are provided to the media processor corresponding to the predicted channels, each of the predicted channels thereby being available for an instant channel change responsive to a channel change request. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Quan Li, Gregory Cooke
  • Publication number: 20190174004
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, responsive to determining that a second device is associated with a first carrier network, obtaining a first record associated with a called number of the second device from a first carrier network telephone number mapping equipment server of the first carrier network, and transmitting a first internet protocol address for the second device from the first record to a terminating call session control function server of the first carrier network to initiate the internet protocol call session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard Ku, Lakshminarashimhan Naidu, James W. Forsyth
  • Publication number: 20190174186
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including detecting attention by a user to a presentation displayed at an audiovisual presentation device. A real-time image of the user is obtained and stored local to the audiovisual presentation device. The image is analyzed to determine a presence in the image of a facial feature of the user; the device determines, based on the presence of the facial feature, whether the user is attentive to the presentation. When the user is not attentive to the presentation, a procedure is initiated at the audiovisual presentation device to reduce resource consumption by the device; the procedure can include continuing the presentation at a video quality level lower than at the beginning of the presentation, reducing a brightness of the display, continuing the presentation with only the audio portion, and discontinuing the presentation. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Shuai Hao, Bo Han, Moo-Ryong Ra
  • Publication number: 20190174448
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that registers a communication device with a temporary IMSI shared among multiple communication devices with a virtual registration function. Further, the system provisions an active IMSI using a virtual Over-the-Air (OTA) function onto the communication device and indicates to the communication device to register with a registration function using the active IMSI. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicants: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Publication number: 20190174113
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a process that includes obtaining three-dimensional image content having first and second images. The first and second images include first and second numbers of pixels. The first and second images are arranged according to a shared coordinate system to portray different perspectives of a common scene. A first portion of pixels are removed from the first image based on a filtering of the first image, resulting in a first remaining number of pixels. A second portion of pixels are removed from the second image based on positions of the first portion of pixels in the shared coordinate system, resulting in a second remaining number of pixels. The first remaining portion of pixels is combined with the second remaining portion of pixels to form a transport frame for delivery to a media processor. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Pierre Costa, Ahmad Ansari
  • Publication number: 20190174308
    Abstract: A system and method for securing communications between a plurality of users communicating over an optical network. The system utilizes a fixed or tunable source optical generator to generate entangled photon pairs, distribute the photons and establish a key exchange between users. The distribution of entangled photon pairs is implemented via at least one wavelength selective switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Mikhail Brodsky, Mark David Feuer
  • Publication number: 20190174297
    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 by way of detecting registration error messages. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Clifton Ashman Campbell, Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Publication number: 20190156339
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for verifying that a transaction is legitimate. The methods and apparatuses use protected memory space, such as kernel space of an operating system, or a separate memory space, such as is available on a SIM card of a cellular phone. The method of the invention proceeds by creating a transaction identification string (TID) and associating the TID with a transaction. The TID contains data relevant to or associated with the transaction and is typically readable by an end-user. The transaction is then interrupted until a user responds in the affirmative to allow completion of the transaction. Methods and devices used in the invention are particularly well suited to M-commerce, where transactions originating from a device are typically recognized by a merchant as coming from the owner of the device without further authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Donald John Bowen, Thomas Killian, David Kormann, Robert R. Miller, II, Norman L. Schryer
  • Publication number: 20190158542
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying distributed attacks, such as, but not limited to, distributed denial of service attacks and botnet attacks, in a first network serviced by a first carrier and configured to alert a second network serviced by a second carrier that is different from the first carrier is disclosed. Once an attack has been identified, an attack alert is generated and provided to the second network or other aspects of the first network, or both. The attack alerts may be distributed dynamically with the second network via diameter based security protocol Rs. Such system and method may mitigate distributed malicious attacks by sharing destination internet protocol and bad international mobile subscriber identity information across carriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gokul Singaraju, Ashutosh Dutta, Thusitha Jayawardena, Christopher Van Wart
  • Publication number: 20190158531
    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: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    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: 20190158449
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to per-session invocation of priority services based upon network available information. A service architecture can include a service architecture core and a service execution runtime framework in which a priority service application is executable to perform operations to provide a priority service for a communications session. The priority service application can determine whether a priority service should be invoked for the communications session based upon priority criteria. If a determination is made that the priority service is to be invoked for the communications session based upon the priority criteria, the priority service application can invoke the priority service for the communications session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven A. Siegel, Keylor Eng, Anisa Parikh
  • Publication number: 20190159017
    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: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Publication number: 20190158373
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for maintaining network connectivity over power lines is disclosed. Such network connectivity is maintained even if various customers are covered by different power line networks or if one or more power lines in a network are unavailable to transmit data. More particularly, in order to bridge a gap in a power line network, one or more messages are extracted from a first node in a power line network and are then transmitted to a second node via free space transmission. When those messages are received at the second node, the message is injected back into the power line on the other side of a gap in power line coverage. This method of transmission backup will continue until power line connectivity is restore upon which the preferred method will be selected and used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Alan K. Au, Farhad Barzegar, Edward J. Dolan, Irwin Gerszberg, Jeremiah A. Okoro
  • Publication number: 20190158181
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a coupler that includes a tapered collar that surrounds a transmission wire. A coaxial coupler, that surrounds at least a portion of the transmission wire, guides an electromagnetic wave to the tapered collar. The tapered collar couples the electromagnetic wave to propagate along an outer surface of the transmission wire. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    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: 20190158146
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, an access point includes a communication interface having: a coupler configured to receive, via a transmission medium, first guided electromagnetic waves from a communication node of a radio distributed antenna system, wherein the first guided electromagnetic waves propagate along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path; and also a receiver configured to receive first data from the first guided electromagnetic waves. A data switch is configured to select first selected portions of the first data for transmission to at least one communication device in proximity to the access point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Giovanni Vannucci, Peter Wolniansky, Paul Shala Henry
  • Publication number: 20190158145
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a communication device includes a dielectric antenna having a feed point and an aperture. A cable comprising a conductorless core is coupled to the feed point of the dielectric antenna. A transmitter is coupled to the cable and facilitates a transmission of first electromagnetic waves to the feed point of the dielectric antenna. The first electromagnetic waves are guided by the conductorless core and propagate along the conductorless core without requiring an electrical return path, and the first electromagnetic waves generate free-space wireless signals from the aperture of the antenna in accordance with a circularly polarized antenna beam pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20190158508
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for enabling access to restricted data using geofences. A system can identify a device associated with restricted data that includes network data that law prohibits the use of for commercial purposes without authorization. The system can determine use parameters associated with the device, each of the use parameters including a device identifier, a geofence, time limits, and an indication of purposes. The system can determine if the device is at a geographic location that satisfies the location that is defined by the geofence, if the time limits associated with the geofence are satisfied, and if a purpose for which the restricted data will be used matches a one of the purposes. If the system determines that the location, time limits, and purposes are satisfied, the system can use the restricted data for the purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sheldon Meredith, William Cottrill, Charles Michaelis
  • Publication number: 20190158507
    Abstract: A system for providing layered security is disclosed. In particular, the system may include determining a state of a first device of a device ecosystem and a state of a second device of the device ecosystem. Based on the states of the first and second devices, the system may include calculating a confidence score for the device ecosystem. If the confidence score satisfies a threshold score for enabling access to a selected system, the system may include transmitting an access code to the device ecosystem. Based on the access code, the system may enable the device ecosystem to access the selected system. If, however, the confidence score does not satisfy the threshold score, the system may include requiring the device ecosystem to provide additional authentication information in order to access the selected system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven Belz, James H. Pratt, Marc A. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20190157739
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a guided wave switch that selectively aligns an end of the first dielectric core of a first conductorless guided wave cable with an end of a selected one of a plurality of second dielectric cores of at least one second conductorless guided wave cable to facilitate coupling of the first guided waves from the first dielectric core to a selected one of the plurality of second dielectric cores. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Barnickel, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Henry Kafka, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20190158598
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, allocating virtual network function resources for a wireless connection with a gateway device, facilitating establishing the wireless connection with the gateway device utilizing the virtual network function resources to provide for transmitting of data from the gateway device to an application server where the data is stored by the gateway device until a determination is made that a threshold associated with the data has been satisfied, and tearing down the virtual network function resources responsive to a determination that the transmitting of the data from the gateway device to the application server via the wireless connection has been completed. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak