AT&T Patents

AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications services in the United States and the world. Its subsidiaries provide landline data and voice communications services, as well as wireless voice and data communications services.

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  • Patent number: 10070391
    Abstract: Wireless transition timers associated with wireless transition states are adaptively controlled in relation to use of applications by user equipment (UE). A UE can include a transition management component (TMC) that can adaptively control wireless transition timers associated with wireless states based on application type, session content, or other factors. The TMC monitors data flow associated with an application and, for a current or subsequent communication session, controls the length of wireless transition timers and switching between wireless states to improve UE, application, and/or network performance while maintaining QOE for the user. The TMC can access a timer look-up table that maps wireless transition timers to application type, content type, user behavior, or other factors. The TMC also can desirably control maintaining persistence or always-on connections by controlling switching between wireless states using the adapted wireless transition timers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, Gaviphat Lekutai, David R. Wolter
  • Patent number: 10068115
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device, including a radio frequency interface configured to receive, from a radio frequency identification device, a first wireless signal of a first carrier frequency that indicates a personal identifier. A transceiver can be configured to generate a transmission signal of second carrier frequency that indicates the personal identifier and location information associated with the device and to transmit electromagnetic waves in response to the transmission signal at a first physical interface of a transmission medium that propagate without requiring an electrical return path. The electromagnetic waves are guided by the transmission medium and are received by a receiving device at a second physical interface of the transmission medium, and the transmission signal can be extracted from the electromagnetic waves by the receiving device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ken Liu, Pamela A. M. Bogdan, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10069875
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining from a transport protocol message, capability information associated with user equipment associated with a call session, determining a first codec to provide a first media service to the user equipment associated with the call session according to the capability information, and responsive to determining the first codec, searching a codec table to obtain a first resource identifier associated with a first media resource function to provide the first media service according to the first codec. If the first resource identifier associated with the first codec is not available at the codec table, accessing the first resource identifier associated with the first media resource function from a domain name server and, in turn, transmitting a first request to the first media resource function to provide the first media service to the user equipment associated with the call session. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lakshminarashimhan Naidu, Michael Taylor, Bernard Ku
  • Patent number: 10070312
    Abstract: Configuration and credential data associated with a wireless network can be stored by the wireless network or by a gateway device associated with the wireless network. The configuration and credential data can be accessed via a user profile and pushed to unauthenticated wireless devices to authenticate the unauthenticated wireless devices for the wireless network. The configuration and credential data can be backed up via a manual, automatic, or semi-automatic back-up process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric B. Wolbach, Robert W. Bickerstaff, Michael Frias
  • Patent number: 10070344
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a first group of virtual network functions instantiated within a software defined network and adapted to perform a first activity that facilitates delivery of a dedicated service to wireless equipment of a first user. An occurrence of a condition is determined whereby delivery of the dedicated service to the wireless equipment requires a second activity, wherein the first group of virtual network functions is not designated to perform the second activity. Access to a second group of virtual network functions is facilitated, responsive to the determining of the occurrence of the condition. The second group of virtual network functions when instantiated within the software defined network are adapted to perform the second activity that facilitates delivery of the dedicated service to the wireless equipment of the first user during the occurrence of the condition. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Venson Shaw
  • Patent number: 10070164
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for dynamic allocation of multimedia server resources among multimedia transmission services of a service provider based on predicted resource usage by each multimedia transmission service. A predictive usage model of the utilization of server resources by one or more multimedia transmission services is generated for various combinations of operating characteristics, such as time of day, day of week, programming event or content, network status, and the like. The predictive usage model can be generated using past resource utilization characteristics of the multimedia transmission services from prior time periods having the same or similar characteristics. The service provider then can use the predictive usage model to more efficiently allocate multimedia server resources among the multimedia transmission services for upcoming time periods, which may be of fixed or variable duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Li, Raghvendra Savoor, Aaron R. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10070196
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor having a controller to record stereoscopic media content supplied by a multimedia system, receive from a communication device a request for the recorded stereoscopic media content, determine rendering capabilities of the communication device, generate transcoded content by transcoding the recorded stereoscopic media content according to the rendering capabilities of the communication device, and transmit to the communication device the transcoded content. Other embodiments are disclosed and contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Troy C. Meuninck, James Carlton Bedingfield, Sr., William A. Brown, David Brux Delorme, Nadia Morris, Virginia S. Ng
  • Patent number: 10070407
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that receives a first notification indicating a first international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) is being registered. A communication device sends a first registration request that includes the first IMSI to a registration function. Further, an identity proxy function intercepts the first registration request and sends the first notification to the device. In addition, the system receives from a billing server a request for services for the communication device. Further, the system provides a first Over-the-Air (OTA) message to the communication device that includes a second IMSI that is provisioned onto the communication device. Also, the system sends a first registration message to the registration function. The registration function includes a registry. The first registration message includes first instructions to indicate to the registration function to add the second IMSI to the registry. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10069861
    Abstract: A current physical location value associated is incorporated with a communication device as part of internet protocol (IP). An IP management component obtains current physical location information of a wireless communication device and modifies the IP address to incorporate the current physical location value corresponding to the current physical location of the communication device as part of the IP address of the communication device to prevent undesired intrusions by hackers, as communications associated with the communication device are routed to/from the communication device that is at the current physical location. If the communication device moves to a new location, the IP management component can perform a new IP address modification to modify the IP address to incorporate a new physical location value associated with the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Saurabh Kumar
  • Patent number: 10069537
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10069535
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: 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
  • Patent number: 10069799
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to configure virtual private mobile networks are disclosed. Example methods include provisioning a virtual private mobile network within a wireless network, and, after provisioning the virtual private mobile network, determining whether a first communication from a user equipment matches a security event profile. When the first communication matches the profile, the example methods include transmitting, from the wireless network via a first base transceiver station, an instruction to cause the user equipment to be communicatively coupled to the virtual private mobile network. The example methods further include instructing the user equipment to transmit a second communication through a second base transceiver station that is physically separate from the first base transceiver station and through the virtual private mobile network. In the example methods, the virtual private mobile network is isolated in a wireless spectrum from other portions of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Arati Baliga, Xu Chen, Baris Coskun, Gustavo de los Reyes, Seungjoon Lee, Suhas Mathur, Jacobus Van der Merwe, Gang Xu
  • Patent number: 10069902
    Abstract: A method includes detecting, at a customer premise equipment management system, a trigger event associated with customer premise equipment data, the customer premise equipment data associated with a customer premise equipment device. The method also includes initiating a connection to the customer premise equipment device via an application program interface in response to the trigger event, where the application program interface is selected based on the customer premise equipment data. The method further includes sending, from the customer premise equipment management system, a customer premise equipment data request to the customer premise equipment device via the application program interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Baofeng Jiang, Kaiyan Chen, Yew-Aik Michael Lim
  • Patent number: 10069185
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for generating first electromagnetic waves and directing instances of the first electromagnetic waves to an interface of a transmission medium to induce propagation of second electromagnetic waves having at least a dominant non-fundamental wave mode. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10070303
    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 a same generic mobile subscriber identity information by multiple devices can be based on intercepting registration requests and simulated registrations can be performed without providing a unique device identifier. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10070301
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Vivek Mhatre, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Patent number: 10069728
    Abstract: Signaling-less call setup and teardown by employing observed Quality of Experience (QoE) and resource demands. A system provides an environment for supersonic treatment of observed QoE and Quality of Service (QoS) demands for mobile applications. Specifically, a monitoring component is employed to determine session state information associated with a traffic flow, which includes observed QoE and resource demand data. The session state information is stored in a shared memory location and can be analyzed to modify and/or create a network policy for the traffic flow. The network policy is applied to one or more traffic flows to minimize signaling exchanges between a communication network and a mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh
  • Patent number: 10068269
    Abstract: A method and system for limiting spending in a multimedia content distribution network involves receiving spending limits from an Internet-protocol television portal, a web portal, or a mobile portal. The spending limits may be provided by a network user and may be usable to limit access to multimedia programs. The spending limits may be applied using a unified storefront application, which provides access to multimedia content via an Internet-protocol television portal, a web portal, and a mobile portal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: David J. Piepenbrink, Lee M. Chow, James T. Sofos
  • Patent number: 10069738
    Abstract: A single cellular radio is enabled to support multiple phone lines and data service. The system can be split into two parts: a telephone adapter that receives input from one or more phone lines, and a wireless hot spot communicably coupled to one or more telephone adapters that transmits communications associated with the phone lines and data service to the mobile network. The telephone adapter can include phone jacks, WiFi, and LAN connections and also some traffic management functionality that routes voice traffic to higher class of services than non-voice data. The wireless hotspot can then map communications with higher classes of service to dedicated bearers with guaranteed bitrates, and the lower classes of service to dedicated bearers with non-guaranteed bitrates or even default bearers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Howard Lawrence Lang, Steven Rocconi, James Compton, Rajeev Singh, Vimal Patel
  • Publication number: 20180248933
    Abstract: An intermediating network is adapted to intermediate between originating and servicing networks. A first set of communications addresses in the originating network that originates communications to the servicing network is identified. A second set of communications addresses in the servicing network that service the communications originating in the originating network is identified. An incompatibility between the first and second sets of communications addresses that would prevent a communication from the first set of communications addresses from reaching the second set of communications addresses is identified. The incompatibility includes a number of communications addresses in the first set of communications addresses exceeding a tolerance of the servicing network. The intermediating network is adapted so that a communication from the first set of communications addresses is sent to the servicing network via the intermediating network when the tolerance of the servicing network is exceeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: John T. MULLIGAN, Randall G. DAVIS
  • Publication number: 20180247518
    Abstract: A security system notifies of an alarm situation. The security system has two separate communications paths. When the alarm situation is determined, the security system may select one of the two separate communications paths based on performance, cost, urgency, and other factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Alson Hicks, III
  • Publication number: 20180247329
    Abstract: Digital media is distributed via the Internet to a subscriber using a device. The digital media may have an access restriction mechanism to prevent or reduce premature or unauthorized access by the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Arnold Chester McQuaide, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180249334
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a first address of user equipment from a mobile communication network connection request and identifying that the user equipment is stationary based on comparing the first address of the user equipment in the connection request to a second address of a stationary subscriber device. A non-tunneling link is initiated between the user equipment and a stationary packet core of the mobile communication network, based on identifying that the user equipment is stationary, and the connection request is converted from a non-access stratum protocol to an authentication protocol responsive to initiating the non-tunneling link. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vinod Pandey, Zhi Cui, Liza Fung, Cheng Liu, Paul Edward Smith, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180246255
    Abstract: A system for providing local barometric calibration for user equipment is disclosed. In particular, the system may utilize an over-the-air signal to feed local barometric pressure measurements to the user equipment so as to auto-calibrate the barometric sensor of the user equipment to the local barometric pressure. The local barometric pressure may be collated to the serving cell site identifier or wireless access point to which the user equipment is connected. The local barometric pressure measurements may be obtained by the optimal resource available in the area associated with the user equipment. For example, the local barometric pressure measurements may be obtained from the Internet, a local weather service, a local serving beacon, or other source. The barometric sensor may be calibrated at desired intervals, when certain conditions are satisfied, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Kelly Springer
  • Publication number: 20180247716
    Abstract: A method of aggregating medical information can include receiving, at a remote aggregation system, individual syndromes collected by mobile personal medical devices associated with respective bodies as the mobile personal medical devices move within an environment, aggregating the individual syndromes at the remote aggregation system, and determining whether an environmental syndrome exists for at least some of the individual syndromes. Related systems and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ari Craine, Jonathan Reeves, Steven Tischer
  • Publication number: 20180249010
    Abstract: A customer contact system receives a customer inquiry from a customer. Availability of different types of resources for handling the customer inquiry is used to calculate a ranking for the different types of resources for handling the customer inquiry. A type of resource with the highest rank is offered to the customer in order to resolve the customer inquiry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mazin E. GILBERT
  • Publication number: 20180249342
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a guided wave launcher generates, in response to an output RF signal, a guided electromagnetic wave along a surface of a transmission medium, wherein the guided electromagnetic wave propagates along the surface of the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, and wherein the guided electromagnetic wave has a non-optical carrier frequency. A mismatch probe generates a mismatch signal based on the output RF signal, wherein the mismatch signal indicates an impedance mismatch of the guided wave launcher. A controller generates one or more control signals in response to the mismatch signal, wherein the one or more control signals adjust one or more adjustable circuit elements of an impedance matching circuit, wherein adjustment of the one or more adjustable circuit elements facilitates reducing the impedance mismatch of the guided wave launcher. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Harold Lee Rappaport
  • Publication number: 20180248244
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission medium for propagating electromagnetic waves. The transmission medium can include a core for propagating electromagnetic waves guided by the core without an electrical return path, a rigid material surrounding the core, wherein an inner surface of the rigid material is separated from an outer surface of the core, and a conductive layer disposed on the rigid material. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180248246
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a coupling module that includes a waveguide that guides a first electromagnetic wave conveying data from a transmitting device. A dielectric coupler receives the first electromagnetic wave from the waveguide to form a second electromagnetic wave, and that guides the second electromagnetic wave along the dielectric coupler adjacent to a transmission medium, and wherein the dielectric coupler has a length that supports a cancellation of at least one cancelled wave mode from a coupling of the second electromagnetic wave to the transmission medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 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: 20180248652
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a waveguide system for detecting a condition that adversely affects a propagation of electromagnetic waves generated by the waveguide system on a surface of the transmission medium, and adjusting characteristics of the electromagnetic waves generated by the waveguide system to reduce adverse effects caused by the condition. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180248848
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to proxy-based database encryption. According to one aspect, a database encryption proxy system can receive, from a database client, input of a Structured Query Language (“SQL”) statement and data to create an encrypted database table. At least a portion of the data is marked with an encrypted identifier to identify which data is to be encrypted by the proxy-based database. The database encryption proxy system can generate a random string for the portion of the data that is marked with the encrypted identifier. The database encryption proxy system can convert the SQL statement into a converted SQL statement that includes the random string in place of the portion of the data marked with the encrypted identifier and can send the converted SQL statement to a cloud database service that is configured to create the encrypted database table based upon the converted SQL statement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Xidong Wu, Zhengye Liu, Mario Kosseifi
  • Publication number: 20180249337
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, at a base station, communicating with a mobile phone where the base station comprises a premises wireless access point, at the base station, communicating with a mobile communication system by way of a broadband connection, and instructing a landline phone communicatively coupled to the base station to communicate with a remote end user device via the mobile communication system utilizing identification information of the mobile phone and responsive to communications between the base station and the mobile phone. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: William Stanley Robbins, Larry B. Pearson, R. Tyler Wallis, Mark Ryan
  • Publication number: 20180249385
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method, including applying a voice quality model to network performance information associated with a voice over internet protocol call session to generate a measure of voice quality associated with a first wireless radio access network wirelessly coupling a mobile device and a communication network, detecting a trigger condition for a measurement reporting according to the measure of voice quality, a first signal of the first wireless radio access network, and a second signal of a second wireless radio access network, and detecting a trigger condition for a measurement report according to the measure of voice quality, a first signal of the first network, and a second signal of a network. The measurement report can be transmitted to the first wireless radio access network responsive to detecting the trigger condition for the measurement reporting. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC, Interwise, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tony Wong, Zahi Kapeluto, Thomas Keathley
  • Publication number: 20180245393
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products monitor environmental conditions in an enclosed environment, such as a garage or storage shed. If a dangerous environmental condition is determined, such as elevated carbon monoxide, an entry door may be opened. If further remedial measures are required, ignition of an internal combustion engine may be prohibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mehmet Ozkan
  • Publication number: 20180249314
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a coordinator device having a memory, and a controller. The memory can have computer instructions, which when executed by the controller, causes the controller to facilitate establishing a first virtual personal area network with a first sensor by executing computer instructions associated with a first application profile, and facilitate establishing a second virtual personal area network with a second sensor by executing computer instructions associated a second application profile. The first application profile can be defined by a first protocol specification, while the second application profile can be defined by a second protocol specification. The first protocol specification can also be operationally distinct from the second protocol specification. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert Raymond Miller, II, JIA WANG
  • Publication number: 20180249216
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computing device, including a controller to: transmit a client program having a graphical user interface to a media device operating in an interactive television network, wherein the client program presents a symbolic overlay that superimposes onto media content received by the media device and enables the media device to associate commentary with the media content received at the media device; and conduct searches for one of consumer products or consumer services associated with the media content based on the commentary regarding the media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Linda Roberts, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert Arthur King
  • Patent number: 10063627
    Abstract: A system and a method for delivering an event from an event publisher to an event subscriber via an event broker are disclosed. The event broker performs several functions such as receiving an event published by an event publisher of a first domain, assigning a priority based on a second domain to a plurality of subscribers of the second domain, processing the event based on a rule and the priority, and further delivering the event published by the event publisher of the first domain to the plurality of event subscribers of the second domain in accordance with the priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Hossein Eslambolchi, John McCanuel, Prakash Vasa
  • Patent number: 10061634
    Abstract: Example methods and apparatus to detect transport faults in media presentation systems are disclosed. An example method includes identifying, by executing an instruction with a processor, a cause leading to sending of a first transport failure alert associated with a media stream, counting, by executing an instruction with the processor, a number of false alerts associated with the cause, and when the number of false alerts associated with the cause satisfies a first threshold, adjusting, by executing an instruction with the processor, a second threshold used to determine whether to generate a second transport failure alert associated with the cause.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Amy Ruth Reibman
  • Patent number: 10063611
    Abstract: Disclosed example methods to distribute communication of a data stream include assigning, at a first device, a group code to identify a group of devices to be included in a stream splitting session to distribute the communication of the data stream, the group of devices including the first device. Disclosed example methods also include transmitting the group code from the first device to a second device included in the group of devices. Disclosed example methods further include transmitting a first request including the group code and an identifier of a source of the data stream to a distribution system to establish the stream splitting session, and receiving, at the first device, a first portion of the data stream in response to the first request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Bruce Barnes, Wayne Robert Heinmiller, Patrick Kenny, Dolores J. Mallian
  • Patent number: 10063280
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for receiving telemetry information from an apparatus that induces electromagnetic waves on a wire surface of a wire of a power grid for delivery of communication signals to a recipient communication device coupled to the power grid, and detecting a condition from the telemetry information that is adverse to a delivery of the communication signals to the recipient communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mitchell Harvey Fuchs, Irwin Gerszberg
  • Patent number: 10064106
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure include, for example, identifying a primary serving cell and a secondary serving cell, wherein the primary serving cell facilitates one of attachment, re-attachment or mobility, or any combination thereof, of a mobile device in association with coordination of a wireless service between the primary serving cell, the secondary serving cell and the mobile device. A latency value associated with a message exchange is determined between the primary and secondary serving cells via a messaging interface, and compared to latency requirements, which correspond to a group of mobile service features. A mobile service feature of the group is associated with the wireless service based on the comparison. The wireless service includes a coordinated exchange of wireless signals between the primary serving cell and the mobile device and between the secondary serving cell and the mobile device based on the mobile service feature. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Hongyan Lei, Ye Chen, Zhi Cui, Cheng P Liu, Yonghui Tong
  • Patent number: 10064123
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies described herein relate to WI-FI and cellular interworking for Internet of Things (“IoT”) devices. According to one aspect disclosed herein, a radio access technology selection system can generate a policy for network selection. The policy can include network selection criteria for network selection to be performed by a dual-mode IoT device. The radio access technology selection system also can provision the policy for the dual-mode IoT device. The dual-mode IoT device can utilize the policy to select one or more networks over which to communicate IoT data. The radio access technology selection system can be or can include an access network discovery and selection function (“ANDSF”). The ANDSF can utilize an ANDSF management object (“MO”) tree to implement an MO defined specifically for the network selection criteria for the IoT device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Farooq Bari
  • Patent number: 10063931
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that receives, from a particular user, identification of selected users from which recommendations are sought. Those users that have made recommendations are determined, and a recommendation is provided to equipment of the particular user for presentation in a graphical user interface. The graphical user interface item is associated with a recommending user and a media content item. A selection of the recommendation graphical user interface item is received, and information is provided for presentation, responsive to a determination that viewing of the information has been authorized. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Haifeng Bi, Xiaolian Bi
  • Patent number: 10063920
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a storage medium including computer instructions to receive sensory information at a media device from a first mobile communication device where the first mobile communication device obtains at least a portion of the sensory information from at least one second mobile communication device in response to a broadcast by the first mobile communication device of a wireless signal representing a notice to obtain the sensory information, where the sensory information is associated with an environment of the first mobile communication device, and where the sensory information comprises images of the environment. The computer instructions can enable generating a plurality of personal content utilizing at least a portion of the sensory information, where each of the plurality of personal content includes some of the images captured at different perspectives. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Aleksey Ivanov, Andrea Basso, Tara Hines, Jeffrey Mikan, Nadia Morris
  • Patent number: 10064195
    Abstract: Techniques control traffic transmissions to manage radio resource utilization. When content is being streamed to user equipment (UE) and is at least initially intended to be streamed in real time at a constant bitrate, a communication management component can determine whether the content being transmitted to the UE can be delayed, instead of being transmitted in real time. In response to determining that the content can be delayed, the communication management component can facilitate buffering data and periodically streaming the data to the UE in data bursts to reduce use of UE power and radio resources. When transmitting a visual image to a UE, the communication management component can adjust resolution of a visual image to correspond to screen dimensions of the UE based on information indicating screen dimensions of the UE that can be received from the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Subhabrata Sen, Oliver Spatscheck, Alexandre Gerber, Zhuoqing Morley Mao, Feng Qian, Zhaoguang Wang
  • Patent number: 10063281
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that performs operations including detecting a signal degradation of electromagnetic waves guided by a transmission medium, and adjusting at least one phase of signal components of the electromagnetic waves to produce adjusted electromagnetic waves having a hybrid wave mode and a non-optical frequency range to mitigate the signal degradation. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10061510
    Abstract: A computer keyboard includes position sensors such as capacitive sensors on each of the keys for monitoring positions of fingertips on the keys. A processor receives an indication of contact of a finger on a surface of a key, including an identity of the key and an indication of a position of the contact on the surface. The processor also receives an indication of a motion gesture comprising displacement of the position of the contact on the surface of the key. Using the identity of the key and the indication of the motion gesture, an input from a human operator is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Eric Pate
  • Patent number: 10064011
    Abstract: Example methods disclosed herein to provision a context profile for use in context-based computing include creating, by executing an instruction with a processor, a context profile associated with a first location. The context profile contains context information identifying a computing resource available at the first location. The context information also specifies an associated set of resource interaction characteristics for interacting with the computing resource. Example disclosed methods further include enabling access to the context profile by an electronic device having a device location corresponding to the first location in response to a query containing a request for the context information received from the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Michael Zadig
  • Patent number: 10063551
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Andrew C. Fuller
  • Patent number: 10063599
    Abstract: A mechanism controls global synchronization, or registration floods, that may result when a large number of endpoints in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network such as an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) come online simultaneously after a catastrophic failure. The mechanism allows the Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure to efficiently control the overload condition by registering user end points with backup border elements, and by staggering and by randomizing the time-to-live (TTL) parameter in registrations with backup border elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James E. Jackson, Chaoxin Qiu, Mehrad Yasrebi