AT&T Patent Applications

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

  • Publication number: 20190020591
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to the dynamic creation and management of ephemeral coordinated feedback instances. In accordance with one aspect disclosed herein, a system can receive a feedback instance creation request. The feedback instance creation request can be received from a policy engine in response to the policy engine attempting to satisfy a policy request. The system can examine the feedback instance creation request to determine an objective to be met by a new feedback instance model. The system can build a specification for the new feedback instance model. The specification can be built in accordance with a feedback instance building policy. The system can create the new feedback instance model in accordance with the specification. The system can store the new feedback instance model and a unique identifier associated with the new feedback instance model in a feedback instance model repository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James W. Fan, Jeffrey A. Aaron
  • Publication number: 20190019363
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for managing access based on activities of entities. A computing device can collect data that comprises an image. The computing device can identify an entity that is located in a range of a sensor. The computing device can determine an identity that is associated with the entity and an activity associated with the entity. The computing device can obtain a trust indicator associated with the entity. The computing device can determine, based on the trust indicator, if the activity should be allowed. If the computing device determines that the activity should be allowed, the computing device can initiate allowing of the activity. If the computing device determines that the activity should not be allowed, the computing device can initiate blocking of the activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Samuel N. Zellner
  • Publication number: 20190020909
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for adaptive bit rate mobile video objective testing. A system can receive a plurality of screen-capture frames, where each of the plurality of screen-capture frames corresponds to a respective frame of an adaptive bit rate video stream being displayed on a screen of a test device. The system can create a screen-capture video stream and determine that the screen-capture video stream corresponds to a reference video stream that is non-annotated. The system can obtain a reference video signature package, align the screen-capture video stream with the reference video stream using the reference video signature package, generate full reference video quality performance indicators, and determine delivery quality performance indicators for the screen-capture video stream. The system can join the full reference video quality performance indicators and the delivery quality performance indicators to form an objective quality of experience data structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicants: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric D. Petajan, Emir Halepovic, Subhabrata Sen
  • Publication number: 20190021038
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including determining, according to first information associated with a first wireless access device and second information associated with a second wireless access device, to facilitate communication between a first wireless communication device in a first geographic area and a network via the second wireless access device, and, in response, directing, according to a directional capability of the second wireless access device, the second wireless access device to cover a first portion of the first geographic area associated with the first wireless communication device, and directing the second wireless access device to facilitate the communication between the first wireless communication device and the network. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Publication number: 20190018891
    Abstract: In embodiments of the disclosed technology, indexes, such as inverted indexes, are updated only as necessary to guarantee answer precision within predefined thresholds which are determined with little cost in comparison to the updates of the indexes themselves. With the present technology, a batch of daily updates can be processed in a matter of minutes, rather than a few hours for rebuilding an index, and a query may be answered with assurances that the results are accurate or within a threshold of accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Marios Hadjieleftheriou, Nick Koudas, Divesh Srivastava
  • Publication number: 20190018638
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including receiving, by a system comprising a processor, a multicast video stream directed to an array of a plurality of display modules movably attached to a modular display, extracting, by the system, video display data from the multicast video stream according to a location within the array of a first display module of the plurality of display modules, and updating, by the system, a video display of the first display module according to the video display data that is extracted from the multicast video stream, wherein the updating is synchronized to a master clock of the modular display. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Barrett M. Kreiner, Jonathan L. Reeves, Ryan Schaub
  • Publication number: 20190019278
    Abstract: A method includes capturing a first image via a camera of an electronic device using a first set of image capture parameters. The method includes identifying a first object in the first image based on an object recognition model. The method includes sending first image data to a server. The first image data includes first information associated with the first object. The method includes capturing a second image via the camera using a second set of image capture parameters. The method includes identifying a second object in the second image based on the object recognition model. The method includes sending second image data to the server. The second image data includes second information associated with the second object. The method also includes receiving location information from the server. The location information is determined by the server based on the first information and the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Benjamin J. Stern, Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20190018668
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a first network device receiving from a second network device a software, the first network device adjusting operations at the first network device according to the software, the first network device providing a digital signature to the software to generate an adjusted software where the digital signature indicates that the first network device has received the software, and the first network device transmitting, to a third network device, the adjusted software. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 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: 20190014046
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can comprise a method, which can comprise automatically providing content to an information device from a content distribution node of a plurality of content distribution nodes. The information device can be adapted to send a request for the content from the first content distribution node utilizing an Internet Protocol (IP) address of the content distribution node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Jacobus Van der Merwe, Oliver Spatscheck
  • Publication number: 20190012050
    Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, receiving a selection from a media device corresponding to a first media content, generating a play list at a server where the play list includes second media content that is associated with the first media content by at least one of genre, artist and being published in temporal proximity, and providing play list content comprising at least a portion of the first and second media content to the media device, where at least one of the generation of the play list and the providing of the play list content is based on metadata pointers associated with the first and second media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Charles V. Scott, James Cansler, Scott White
  • Publication number: 20190014383
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, generating parental control information for each of a plurality of users according to options selected from a plurality of media program tags retrieved from a library, detecting a first user of the plurality of users according to biometric information of the first user, identifying the parental control information associated with the first user, tuning to a first media channel responsive to receiving a first request, receiving in the first media channel a first media program tag associated with a first media program, and enabling presentation of the first media program at a presentation device responsive to detecting from the parental control information associated with the first user that the first media program tag is included in a first list of unrestricted media program presentations. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Jeremy Fix, Mario Kosseifi
  • Publication number: 20190013565
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, an antenna including a dielectric antenna and a mounting carriage connectable with a mounting bracket. Wireless signals can be transmitted by electromagnetic waves that propagate without requiring an electrical return path, where the electromagnetic waves are guided by a dielectric core of a cable coupled to a feed point of the dielectric antenna. The mounting bracket is connectable with a cross member of a utility pole, where the mounting carriage includes an opening for receiving an antenna mount, and where, when received in the mounting carriage, the antenna is suspended beyond distal ends of the cross member. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David M. Britz, Donald J. Barnickel, Irwin Gerszberg
  • Publication number: 20190013859
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a repeater device having a first coupler to extract downstream channel signals from first guided electromagnetic waves bound to a transmission medium of a guided wave communication system. An amplifier amplifies the downstream channel signals to generate amplified downstream channel signals. A channel selection filter selects one or more of the amplified downstream channel signals to wirelessly transmit to the at least one client device via an antenna. A second coupler guides the amplified downstream channel signals to the transmission medium of the guided wave communication system to propagate as second guided electromagnetic waves. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20190014369
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including monitoring a communication network managed by a service provider to detect transmission of content to a communication device through the communication network, analyzing content information associated with the content that is transmitted to the communication device to identify a feature of the content, capturing a user-generated comment that is transmitted from the communication device through the communication network, analyzing the user-generated comment that is captured to detect an occurrence of a keyword that is associated with the feature of the content, determining whether the keyword in the user-generated comment was temporally associated with the feature of the content transmitted to the communication device to identify an occurrence of a trigger event associating the keyword with the feature of the content, and responsive to identification of the occurrence of the trigger event, transmitting a message associated with the
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Arturo Maria
  • Publication number: 20190013838
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that guides electromagnetic waves that propagate along a transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, and at least reduces radiation on an outer surface of a structure reducing a flow of an electrical current from an inner surface of the structure to the outer surface of the structure. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III, Giovanni Vannucci
  • Publication number: 20190014389
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, accessing a terrestrial content service that delivers media content to premises of a subscriber for presentation to media processing equipment of the subscriber. An interruption in the terrestrial content service is determined that interrupts the delivery of the media content item to the media processing equipment. An alternative media content item is identified based on the media content item, wherein the alternative media content item is available by way of a direct broadcast satellite service not subscribed to by the subscriber. The direct broadcast satellite service is provisioned to the media processing equipment responsive to the determining of the interruption in the terrestrial content service. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas Medina, Todd Andrew Fryer, Nicholas Nicas
  • Publication number: 20190014109
    Abstract: Artificial biometric traits self-nullify due to natural physiological processes. Biometric enrollment and authentication may then be based on a life associated with the self-nullifying biometric trait. Once the life is expected to have expired, no further authentication may be performed until a new artificial biometric is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Julio A. Cartaya
  • Publication number: 20190014129
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, receive secret information and non-secret information from a secure download application function, provide a request for a first verification to a secure element where the first verification is associated with access to content and/or an application that is accessible via the secure download application function, receive the first verification which is generated by the secure element based on the secret information without providing the secret information to the secure device processor, receive the non-secret information from the secure element, and generate a second verification for the access based on the non-secret information, where the content and/or application is accessible from the secure download application function responsive to the first and second verifications. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Publication number: 20190007837
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a request from a portable device for authentication to a first WLAN, where the device user is not registered as a WLAN user. An identifier of the device is compared with entries in a list associated with the WLAN and, responsive to a first determination that the identifier corresponds to an entry in the list, wireless access for using the first WLAN is facilitated. Responsive to a second determination that the identifier does not correspond to an entry in the list, a message is transmitted to equipment of a network subscriber regarding the request. Responsive to approval of the request, wireless access to a broadband network using the first WLAN is facilitated; the portable device provides a second WLAN for initiating a second communication session via the device that provides broadband access to a plurality of Wi-Fi enabled devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Zhi Cui, Venson Shaw
  • Publication number: 20190007096
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example a communication device that includes first and second waveguide devices that provide communications via electromagnetic waves that propagate along a transmission medium without utilizing an electrical return path, where the electromagnetic waves are guided by the transmission medium. The communication device can include a housing supporting a first plurality of antennas and a second plurality of antennas. The communication device can include a support structure physically connecting the first and second waveguide devices with the housing. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David M. Britz, John W. MacNeill, David DeVincentis, Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Thomas M. Willis, III, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Publication number: 20190007099
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a target position of a particular physical location, accessing an image system that provides a number of images based on physical locations including the particular physical location, and obtaining a target image from the image system based on the particular physical location. The target image includes imaged features based on physical features of the particular physical location. Image processing is applied to the target image, and a particular physical feature is identified as a candidate deployment site based on the applying of the image processing, wherein the candidate deployment site is configured to accommodate equipment of a distributed communication network that facilitates transmission of electromagnetic waves along a surface of a transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Pamela A. M. Bogdan, George Blandino, Ken Liu, Leon Lubranski, Eric Myburgh, Tracy Van Brakle, Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry
  • Publication number: 20190007785
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to wireless network enhancements via inductance loops as antennas. According to one aspect disclosed herein, a roadside system can measure inductance of an inductance loop associated with a road. The roadside system can determine whether the inductance of the inductance loop is greater than a baseline. If the inductance of the inductance loop is greater than the baseline, the roadside system can determine that a vehicle is positioned over the inductance loop and can utilize the inductance loop to activate a roadside area network. The roadside system can connect a user device to the roadside system via the roadside area network. The roadside system can include a connection to a network via a backhaul to enable communication between the user device and the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Barrett Kreiner, Ryan Schaub, Robert Shively
  • Publication number: 20190007431
    Abstract: An insider attack resistant system for providing cloud services integrity checking is disclosed. In particular, the system utilizes an automated integrity checking script and virtual machines to check the integrity of a service. The system may utilize the integrity checking script and virtual machines to execute a set of operations associated with the service so as to check the integrity of the service. When executing the set of operations, the system may only have access to the minimum level of access to peripherals that is required for each operation in the set of operations to be executed. After each operation is executed, the system may log each result for each operation, and analyze each result to determine if a failure exists for any of the operations. If a failure exists, the system may determine that a change in an expected system behavior associated with the service has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Thusitha Jayawardena, Jeffrey E. Bickford, Mikhail Istomin, John Liefert, Gokul Singaraju, Christopher Van Wart
  • Publication number: 20190007388
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, receiving a baseline credential and an external credential, mapping the external credential to the baseline credential in a secure element memory, receiving a request for an authentication from a secure device processor of the communication device where the request for the authentication includes a user credential inputted into the communication device, comparing the user credential with the baseline credential to verify the authentication, and providing the authentication and the external credential to the secure device processor without providing the baseline credential to enable the secure device processor to provide the external credential to an external entity device that is remote from the communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Publication number: 20190007804
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a processor that can maintain a first virtual task list associated with one of a sending user or a receiving user. A first message originating at equipment of the sending user is received and content of the first message is analyzed to determine a task. Behavior information is obtained associated with one of the sending user, the receiving user or both, and first virtual task list is adjusted to obtain a modified virtual task list according to the content of the first message and the behavior information. A second message is provided to one of the receiving user or another user according to the modified virtual task list. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Dana Tardelli, Ginger Chien, Adrianne Binh Luu, Leonid Razoumov, Nemmara K. Shankaranarayanan
  • Publication number: 20190007125
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a repeater device having a first coupler to extract downstream channel signals from first guided electromagnetic waves bound to a transmission medium of a guided wave communication system. An amplifier amplifies the downstream channel signals to generate amplified downstream channel signals. A channel selection filter selects one or more of the amplified downstream channel signals to wirelessly transmit to the at least one client device via an antenna. A second coupler guides the amplified downstream channel signals to the transmission medium of the guided wave communication system to propagate as second guided electromagnetic waves. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20190004848
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for service creation and management. A processor can detect an event relating to a service, and access a service creation database to identify a recipe associated with the service. The recipe can define a resource to be used to provide the service. The processor can access an inventory to determine if the resource is available, identify a service control to control the service, instruct an infrastructure control to allocate virtual machines to host components of the service, and issue instructions to the service control. The instructions can instruct the service control to load service functions to the virtual machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Frank Cariello, Reuben Klein, Paul Edward Smith, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180375213
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission device that includes a transmitter that generates a first electromagnetic wave to convey data. A coupler couples the first electromagnetic wave to a single wire transmission medium having an outer surface, to forming a second electromagnetic wave that is guided to propagate along the outer surface of the single wire transmission medium via at least one guided wave mode that includes an asymmetric or non-fundamental mode having a lower cutoff frequency. A carrier frequency of the second electromagnetic wave is selected to be within a limited range of the lower cutoff frequency, so that a majority of the electric field is concentrated within a distance from the outer surface that is less than half the largest cross sectional dimension of the single wire transmission medium, and/or to reduce propagation loss. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 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: 20180375656
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products control presentation of media content within a networked environment of multiple devices. Interaction rules are used to determine which ones of the devices interact with each other. Further rules may define what media content is playable by each one of the devices in the networked environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John B. Slemmer, Stefan Olsson, Barrett Kreiner, Andre Jarboe, Kevin Kleinfelter
  • Publication number: 20180374060
    Abstract: Vehicular maintenance is predicted using real time telematics data and historical maintenance data. Different statistical models are used, and an intersecting set of results is generated. Environmental weather may also be used to further refine predictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Anoop Viswanath, Abhay Dabholkar, Brad Ford, Mengling Hettinger, Kevin Reese, Carl Sorrells, CHRISTOPHER TSAI, Alfonso Jones
  • Publication number: 20180375184
    Abstract: A dielectric waveguide coupling system for launching and extracting guided wave communication transmissions from a wire. At millimeter-wave frequencies, wherein the wavelength is small compared to the macroscopic size of the equipment, transmissions can propagate as guided waves guided by a strip of dielectric material. Unlike conventional waveguides, the electromagnetic field associated with the dielectric waveguide is primarily outside of the waveguide. When this dielectric waveguide strip is brought into close proximity to a wire, the guided waves decouple from the dielectric waveguide and couple to the wire, and continue to propagate as guided waves about the surface of the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    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: 20180375682
    Abstract: A portable acoustic unit is adapted for insertion into an electrical receptacle. The portable acoustic unit has an integrated microphone and a wireless network interface to an automation controller. The portable acoustic unit detects spoken voice commands from users in the vicinity of the electrical receptacle. The portable acoustic unit merely plugs into a conventional electrical outlet to provide an extremely simple means of voice control through a home or business.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nafiz Haider, Ross Newman, Kristin Patterson, Thomas Risley, Curtis Stephenson, David Vaught
  • Publication number: 20180376322
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for initiating signaling in mobile management entity pools using workflows. A processor can execute an orchestrator application. The processor can receive location data that indicates a geographic location at which a virtual mobility management entity has been instantiated and registered. The processor can obtain a mobility management entity topology that defines boundaries of two or more mobile management entity pools and identify, based on the location data, one of the mobility management entity pools in which the virtual mobility management entity is located. The processor can identify pool elements included in the mobility management entity pool, obtain a workflow for establishing and configuring the pool elements, and request establishment of signaling between the virtual mobile management entity and the pool elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Vivek Mhatre, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Publication number: 20180367996
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, instructions which when executed cause a device processor to perform operations comprising sending a service request to a remote management server; receiving from the management server an authentication management function and an encryption key generator for execution by a secure element and an encryption engine for execution by a secure device processor, sending a request to establish a communication session with a remote device; and communicating with the remote device via a channel established using an application server. The secure element and the secure device processor authenticate each other using a mutual authentication keyset. The secure element, the secure device processor and the device processor each have a security level associated therewith; the security level associated with the secure device processor is intermediate between that of the secure element and that of the device processor. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Publication number: 20180365712
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, dividing a reward token in a reward token data base into a plurality of reward token pieces based on a selection of plurality of end user data delivery vehicles, sensing end user activity on a communication network on one of the plurality of end user data delivery vehicles at one of a plurality of data delivery vehicle servers, sending from a first one of the plurality of data delivery vehicle servers, a first one of the plurality of reward token pieces to the end user on a first one of the plurality of end user data delivery vehicles, and sending from a second one of the plurality of data delivery vehicle servers, a second one of the plurality of reward token pieces to the end user on a second one of the plurality of end user data delivery vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Nadia Morris
  • Publication number: 20180367604
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a request to initiate a group communication service (GCS) to wirelessly distribute media content to mobile user equipment within a target geographical region using a common radio channel A performance metric is obtained, in response to the request, for each GCS node. The performance metric is evaluated for each of the GCS nodes and one of the GCS nodes is selected based on the evaluation result. Establishment of GCS is facilitated using the selected GCS node, and a first media content item is disseminated, by way of the GCS, to the mobile user equipment within the target geographical region using the common radio channel. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Publication number: 20180365531
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to image prediction. According to one aspect disclosed herein, an image prediction system can receive a training data set that includes a plurality of training images. The image prediction system can define N-dimensional feature vectors corresponding to the plurality of training images in the training data set, parameterize the N-dimensional feature vectors to obtain a plurality of parameterized curves corresponding the plurality of training images in the training data set, obtain a square root velocity representation for each parameterized curve of the plurality of parameterized curves, rescale the plurality of parameterized curves to remove scaling variability among the plurality of parameterized curves, define a pre-shape space for the plurality of parameterized curves, and obtain shape space points pertaining to each parameterized curve of the plurality of parameterized curves on a shape space that inherits a structure from the pre-shape space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Raghuraman Gopalan
  • Publication number: 20180367833
    Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a system comprising a processor, holographic video data and a descriptor file associated with the holographic video data, where the holographic video data comprises encoded holographic wave front images that are generated by reconstructing holographic interference patterns associated with a target object, determining, by the system, presentation characteristics from the received descriptor file, and presenting, by the system, holographic video content decoded from the holographic video data, at a portion of a display device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Srilal Weerasinghe
  • Publication number: 20180366807
    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: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 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: 20180367855
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system and method for selecting media content for a group of persons located at a venue. The system and method identify a plurality of viewers in a vicinity of a venue that has one or more display devices from location data and extracts a content viewing preference of each viewer from their profile data. The process includes aggregating the content viewing preference of each of the plurality of viewers to generate an aggregated content profile. Based on the aggregated content profile, a list of content is generated. Next, a first group of viewers approaching a viewing range of a display device are sensed by imaging data. Any conflicts between content viewing preferences of the first group of viewers are detected and resolved based on weighting the viewing preferences of the group. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Yadong Mu, Lee Begeja, Bernard S. Renger, Raghuraman Gopalan, Behzad Shahraray, Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20180367538
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an advanced gateway device (“gateway”) for enabling communications between devices operating on or in communication with a communications network. The gateway includes a universal integrated circuit card (“UICC”), a router for interfacing with a number of devices, a network interface for communicating with the communications network, and one or more applications for managing associated devices and communications between the devices and the communications network. The gateway is registered with the communications network by transmitting information generated by the UICC to the communications network. Devices communicating with the gateway can access services provided by components of the communications network, and remote devices can access the devices communicating with the gateway based upon a trust relationship established between the gateway and the communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Andrew C. Fuller
  • Publication number: 20180359190
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting network traffic of a traffic flow at a traffic controller of a first portion of a software-defined network, wherein the detected network traffic is based on a service of a number of services. A source of the detected network traffic is identified based on the detected traffic, wherein the traffic flow is between a subscriber device and a service platform. The service is identified based on the detected network traffic, and a service requirement is determined based on the identifying of the service. A virtual network function of a plurality of virtual network functions is selected based on the source of the network traffic and the service requirement, and a traffic flow is facilitated between the subscriber device and the service platform by way of the virtual network function. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Venson Shaw, Zhi Cui
  • Publication number: 20180359290
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method, including routing session status information from a content server to a first media gateway device, the first media gateway device initiating first communicative couplings according to the session status information for transmission of a first media stream from the content server to a group of wireless communication nodes over a multicast-broadcast single frequency network. A loss of operating performance of the first media gateway device may be detected and the session status information re-routed from the content server to a second media gateway device responsive to the detecting of the loss of operating performance of the first media gateway device, the second media gateway device initiating second communicative couplings according to the session status information for transmission of the first media stream from the content server to the group of wireless communication nodes to enable distribution to a group of end user devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Publication number: 20180359306
    Abstract: A method and system for centralized control of user devices is disclosed. The method for centralized control of user devices via universal IP services registrar includes receiving a request to register a user device for a plurality of services, registering the user device for the plurality of services by creating a user settings profile for the user for each of the plurality of services, receiving data from the plurality of registered services, and transmitting received data to the user device in accordance with the user profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven A. Siegel, Reuben Klein, Leopold B. Strahs
  • Publication number: 20180359000
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a coupling device including a receiving portion that receives a radio frequency signal conveying data from a transmitting device. A magnetic coupler magnetically couples the radio frequency signal to a transmission medium as a guided electromagnetic wave that is bound by an outer surface of the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180358017
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and media for providing content upon request are provided. A search request for content is received from a user. A first filter is applied to the search request to modify the search request before a search algorithm searches for the content to return in response to the search request. Items of content are determined based on the search request to which the first filter is applied. A second filter is applied to the items of content to determine search results. The search results are provided to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Taniya MISHRA, Dimitrios DIMITRIADIS, Diane KEARNS
  • Publication number: 20180358711
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, an antenna system that includes a selector and a dielectric antenna array. The selector is coupled to a number of dielectric cores and selectively launches electromagnetic waves on a selected dielectric core of the dielectric cores. The selected dielectric core corresponds to one of the dielectric cores, and the electromagnetic waves propagate along the selected dielectric core without requiring an electrical return path. The dielectric antenna array is coupled to the dielectric cores and includes a number of dielectric antennas, wherein a dielectric antenna of the dielectric antennas transmits, in response to the electromagnetic waves received from the selected dielectric core, a controllable beam. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, William Scott Taylor, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180358678
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, generating, a first hollow waveguide that facilitates coupling, via the first dielectric coupler, a first electromagnetic wave onto a transmission medium, and a second hollow waveguide that facilitates coupling, via the second dielectric coupler, a second electromagnetic wave onto the transmission medium, where the first electromagnetic wave and the second electromagnetic wave combine to form a combined electromagnetic wave that propagates along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, and where the first dielectric coupler has an adjustable length that facilitates an adjustment of a wave mode of the combined electromagnetic wave. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Thomas M. Willis, III, Shikik Johnson, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Publication number: 20180344237
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for measuring user exertion via bone conduction. According to one aspect, a device can generate a measurement signal. The device can cause a transducer to transmit the measurement signal through a body of a user. The device can receive, via the transducer, a modified measurement signal. The modified measurement signal can include the measurement signal as modified by the body of the user. The device can compare the modified measurement signal to a modified baseline signal. The device can determine, based on a result of comparing the modified measurement signal to the modified baseline signal, a level of exertion experienced by the user while the measurement signal was transmitted through the body of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento
  • Publication number: 20180349971
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling electronic storefronts presented using a set-top box over a communication network. The method includes sending, by a server, electronic video content over the communication network for delivery to a set-top box. The electronic video content includes a trigger that instructs a processor in the set-top box to display options in a graphical user interface on a display device, and an embedded selectable trigger that causes the processor to display at least one popup on the display device. The method also includes sending, by the server, a retrieved electronic storefront over the communication network to the set-top box, wherein the retrieved electronic storefront, including user-selectable assets, is virtually presented on the display device by the set-top box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: David J. PIEPENBRINK, Lee M. CHOW, James T. SOFOS