AT&T Patents

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  • Patent number: 9992304
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for relocation of applications to optimize resource utilization. A processor executing a relocation management application can receive a request to relocate an application. The processor can identify a utilization associated with the application, identify prospective host resources capable of hosting the application, determine utilizations associated with the prospective host resources, and project prospective host resource utilizations based upon the utilization associated with the application and the utilizations associated with the prospective host resources. The processor can select a prospective host resource from the prospective host resources by selecting a resource that offers a most consistent projected utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert Todd Stephens
  • Patent number: 9992427
    Abstract: A digital camera accesses, processes and displays a combination image composed of visible light and near non-visible (“NNV”) light. A method can include accessing, by a digital camera, raw data having first information associated with a first electromagnetic spectrum range and second information associated with a second electromagnetic spectrum range. The first electromagnetic spectrum range is substantially within the visible spectrum and the second electromagnetic spectrum range is substantially within the NNV spectrum. The method can also include optimizing the raw data for the visible spectrum, thereby generating a first visual image representation, and optimizing the raw data for the NNV spectrum, thereby generating a second visual image representation. The method can also include combining the first visual image representation and the second visual image representation to generate a combination image. The digital camera can then initiate the display of the combination image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Dylan C. Reid
  • Patent number: 9991987
    Abstract: An architecture is provided that can scale content resolution in order to mitigate errors in a provisioned service of a communication network, such as a wireless service or a femtocell service that integrates with DSL or other broadband carriers. The architecture can identify fault conditions relating to e.g., bandwidth oversubscription or symbolization integrity. Based upon such identification, the architecture can alter encoding format codecs of certain types of content in order to reduce their resolution/quality, thereby mitigating bandwidth oversubscription fault conditions or freeing up space (without necessarily increasing bandwidth) to insert additional FEC code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas Medina, Frank Coppa, Robert Johnston
  • Patent number: 9992654
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to policy driven emergency traffic handling for machine-to-machine (“M2M”) device communication. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, an M2M application server can receive a plurality of emergency messages from a mobility management entity (“MME”) over a control plane interface. The plurality emergency message can be generated by a plurality of M2M devices in response to an emergency event. The M2M application server can filter, based upon a policy, the plurality of emergency messages to remove duplicate messages of the plurality of emergency messages in order to create a clean group of emergency messages. The M2M application server can forward the clean group of emergency messages to at least one public safety answering point (“PSAP”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak, Joseph Dahan
  • Patent number: 9992682
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: William Stanley Robbins, Larry B. Pearson, R. Tyler Wallis, Mark Ryan
  • Patent number: 9992320
    Abstract: A method of operating a mobile device includes receiving, from a motion sensor, motion information indicative of mobile device motion, recognizing a motion pattern indicated by the motion information, identifying a particular function corresponding to the motion pattern, and determining whether the particular function comprises a function for remotely controlling a remotely controlled device. Responsive to determining the particular function is a function for remotely controlling a remotely controlled device, a remote control command corresponding to the particular function is wirelessly sent to the remotely controlled device. If the particular function is a function for remotely controlling a remotely controlled device, the particular function is executed via a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ian C. Schmehl, James Leonard Cansler, Scott Anthony White
  • Patent number: 9992621
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for enabling a mobile device to generate pathway records, and to use the generated records to identify a location at which a desired type of communication service is available for the mobile device. The generated pathway records include (a) timing data indicative of a data collection time, (b) location data indicative of a collection location of the mobile device at the collection time, and (c) data indicative of available communication services for the mobile device at the collection location. Via a user interface, the mobile device presents a map including indications of (a) a current location of the mobile device, (b) a trail representing a time-ordered sequence of the pathway records, and (c) the available communication services associated with respective ones of the pathway records generated by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Stephen Francis Triano
  • Patent number: 9992786
    Abstract: Leveraging multiple network interfaces, such as Wi-Fi and cellular, on mobile devices can improve user experience for various applications. Deadline-aware MPTCP scheduling can complement existing MPTCP scheduler. The deadline-aware MPTCP scheduler can dynamically select transmission paths to minimize cellular usage while satisfying data transfer deadlines. The deadline-aware MPTCP scheduler can also address several challenges, such as determining the appropriate traffic pattern over cellular paths, designing proper APIs between MPTCP and applications, and making the scheduler functionality robust and lightweight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Lusheng Ji, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Feng Qian
  • Patent number: 9992644
    Abstract: Methods for appending additional device, location, and/or presence information to a mobile-originated (MO) short message are taught herein. One such method for appending additional device information includes receiving a MO short message at a message center. The MO short message includes a content request. The message center sends a query to a subscriber directory for device information corresponding to the device of the requesting subscriber. The subscriber directory searches for the device information and generates a response to be sent to the message center, the response including the device information. The subscriber directory sends the response to the message center, which appends the device information to the MO short message. The message center then sends the short message to the destination, for example, a content provider. Methods for appending location and/or presence information are also taught.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Justin McNamara, Fulvio Cenciarelli, Ed Lambert
  • Patent number: 9992488
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring video assets provided by a multimedia content distribution network (MCDN) includes an expert test monitoring platform (ETMP) configured to emulate MCDN client systems at a facility of an MCDN service provider. The ETMP may be used to test monitor MCDN performance by acquiring a baseband video signal and performing a test operation including at least one check point condition. The check point condition may be associated with a masked region of the video signal and may also involve a test of an audio channel. A plurality of test operations and/or check point conditions may be defined and executed on the baseband video signal, while the results of the test operation may be logged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Hung John Pham
  • Patent number: 9990835
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Alson Hicks, III
  • Patent number: 9990647
    Abstract: Digital media is distributed to a list of subscriber addresses. The digital media is stored in a memory of a client device that is dedicated to content offered by a producer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Arnold Chester McQuaide, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9992119
    Abstract: A service delivery hub controlled by a network operator includes an access controller; a network services gateway in communication with the access controller and in communication with external network elements, a partner management center in communication with the access controller and the network services gateway, the partner management center configured to establish a service level agreement with application service providers or enabler providers; an interface defined by the service level agreement, the interface configured to provide a single point access to the application service developers, to provide a set of programming interfaces to the developers whereas the programming interfaces provide access to the external network elements; and a charging system interface to a charging gateway, wherein the charging system is subject to the service level agreement and wherein the service delivery hub allocates revenue in accordance with the service level agreement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Dunmire, Chad C. Keith, Clifford Marcus Owenby
  • Patent number: 9990830
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a spatial telemeter alert reconnaissance system (“STARS”). According to one aspect disclosed herein, the STARS can receive, from a spatial mapping and monitoring (“SMM”) device, an initial space map for a space in which the SMM device is deployed. The initial space map can include a volume capacity of the space. The STARS can receive, from a user device, at least one space parameter to be utilized for the space in which the SMM device is deployed. The STARS device can update the SMM device in accordance with the space parameter. In some embodiments, the at least one space parameter can include a mapping frequency. The mapping frequency can instruct the SMM device to perform spatial mapping of the space at a specified time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bhumit Patel, Chad Jordan, Nigel Bradley
  • Patent number: 9992270
    Abstract: A system for providing an information guide of a first end user device to a second end user device is provided. The system receives an identifier of the second end user device from a user of the first end user device. The identifier of the second end user device is stored in a database in association with the first end user device. The information guide of the first end user device is transmitted to the second end user device based on the identifier of the second end user device in response to a predetermined condition of the first end user device being detected. A transmission of the information guide is configured to perform a predetermined action on the second end user device based on the predetermined condition of the first end user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Soumyajit Chakraborty, James Gordon Beattie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9991580
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Donald J. Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 9991931
    Abstract: A method includes identifying, at a processor of a crosstalk analyzer, a first communication line of a plurality of communication lines and a second communication line of the plurality of communication lines. The first communication line and the second communication line identified based on a correlation of a crosstalk parameter with respect to the first communication line and the second communication line. The method also includes, responsive to identifying the first communication line and the second communication line, assigning, by the processor, the first communication line to a first port of an access node and the second communication line to a second port of the access node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas Anschutz, Thomas Starr
  • Publication number: 20180152831
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages reuse of mobile subscriber identity information. The use of a same generic mobile subscriber identity information by multiple devices can be based on the mobility and/or device location. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Publication number: 20180152359
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a service assurance platform. A service assurance platform can be provided by a computing device comprising a processor. The computing device can obtain a service order comprising a request for functionality. The computing device can initiate determination of service offerings available to provide the functionality and initiate presentation of the service offerings determined to be available. The computing device can obtain a selection of a service offering of the service offerings and initiate orchestration of the service offering to instantiate a service that provides the functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Qian, Robert Best, David H. Lu, Michael John Zinnikas
  • Publication number: 20180152875
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, monitoring a speed and an acceleration of a mobile communication device in a serving cell of a wireless network where the mobile communication device has a radio resource control connection with the wireless network, and selecting a first mobility speed group from among a plurality of mobility speed groups based on the speed and the acceleration of the mobile communication device, where handover parameter values are assigned to each speed group of the plurality of mobility speed groups, and where the handover parameters and their associated values are utilized for a handover by the wireless network from the serving cell to a target cell. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Spyridon Kapoulas, Kurt Huber, Thomas W. Henderson
  • Publication number: 20180152757
    Abstract: A system for providing video motion augmentation is disclosed. In particular, the system provides mechanisms for analyzing video content, metadata, or a combination thereof, to dynamically enhance and adapt regions of small movements or micro-movements in the video content based on a variety of inputs. The regions of small movements or micro-movements may be enhanced based on device characteristics associated with a device consuming the video content, based on a theme associated with the content, based on sensor data, based on user feedback, and based on a variety of other inputs. For example, motion content in the video content may be enhanced and emphasized based on the display resolution or other device characteristics of a device requesting the video content. Once the enhanced video content is generated based on the inputs, the enhanced content may be provided to the device requesting the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, James E. Jackson, James H. Pratt
  • Publication number: 20180152461
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing and using a secure email verification service. A processor can receive verification data and identify a user identifier associated with a sender identifier included in the verification data. The processor can generate a hash value of the user identifier, a global time indicator, and message-specific data; and send the hash value to the sender device. The processor can receive a verification package that comprises the hash value and a recipient device version of the verification data and generate a new hash value of the user identifier and the recipient device version of the verification data. The processor can compare the new hash value to the hash value to determine if the email message should be verified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Luis F. Albisu, James Alaimo, Anthony Tortorici
  • Publication number: 20180150988
    Abstract: A method of exchanging audio-visual communication information between users includes detecting using an image capturing device associated with a wearable communication device, a mirror or image reflecting surface disposed in an environment of a first user, detecting a boundary of the mirror or image reflecting surface in response to the mirror being detected in the environment of the first user, selecting a portion of a first image displayed on the mirror or image reflecting surface within the boundary of the mirror or image reflecting surface, and displaying the portion of the first image as an overlay on a second image to a second user. A corresponding system and computer-readable device are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Svetlana Yarosh, Brian S. Amento, Kevin Ansia Li
  • Publication number: 20180152262
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission device that includes at least one transceiver configured to modulate data to generate a plurality of first electromagnetic waves. A plurality of couplers are configured to couple at least a portion of the plurality of first electromagnetic waves to a transmission medium, wherein the plurality of couplers generate a plurality of mode division multiplexed second electromagnetic waves that propagate along the outer surface of the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 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: 20180151041
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products notify of alarms in security systems. Sensor data is received from an alarm sensor, and an alarm controller determines an alarm condition. Video data associated with the alarm sensor is retrieved. An alarm message may be sent over a wireless network connection, while the video data may be sent over a wireline broadband connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Alson Hicks, III
  • Publication number: 20180151957
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, antenna structure that includes a dielectric antenna having a dielectric lens and a dielectric body, and a feedline coupled to the dielectric antenna, wherein an endpoint of the feedline is configured to reduce a reflection of an electromagnetic wave transmission, wherein electromagnetic waves generated by the electromagnetic wave transmission are guided along the feedline without requiring an electrical return path, and wherein the electromagnetic waves propagate through the dielectric body to the dielectric lens to generate wireless signals. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Aldo Adriazola, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Brandon Pimm, Mitchell Harvey Fuchs, Paul Shala Henry, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180152238
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission system having a coupling device, a bypass circuit, a memory and a processor. The coupling device can facilitate transmission or reception of electromagnetic waves that propagate along a surface of a transmission medium. The memory can store instructions, which when executed by the processor, causes the processor to perform operations including restarting a timer to prevent the bypass circuit from disabling the transmission or reception of electromagnetic waves by the coupling device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 9984214
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Ari Craine, Jonathan Reeves, Steven Tischer
  • Patent number: 9982471
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mehmet Ozkan
  • Patent number: 9984509
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for virtual historical displays. A server computer or other computing device can execute a virtual display service. The virtual display service can obtain behavioral data associated with a geographic location and an activity associated with a user of a user device. The virtual display service can associate the behavioral data with the user device and the geographic location, and detect subsequent activity associated with the geographic location. The virtual display service can determine that the behavioral data is to be shared with a device associated with the subsequent activity. The virtual display service can provide the behavioral data to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Marc Andrew Sullivan, James H. Pratt, Garrett L. Stettler
  • Patent number: 9986292
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Linda Roberts, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert Arthur King
  • Patent number: 9985881
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a first network element in local communication with a gateway of a core network portion of a mobility network. Establishment of a first logical network connection is facilitated between the first network element and a second network element in local communication with a remotely accessible system, such as a back-end system of an enterprise data center or cloud service provider. A request from a mobile device serviced by the mobility network is detected for access to a service of the remotely accessible system. The request and/or a translation of the request is forwarded to the second network element by way of the first logical network connection. The second network element forwards the translated request to the remotely accessible system. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventor: Arturo Maria
  • Patent number: 9984369
    Abstract: A method of identifying target video content is provided. The method includes accessing content metadata of a video content item at a content storage. The method also includes determining at least one content signature based on the video content item and determining whether the video content item includes target content based at least partially on the content signature and the content metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Li, Canhui Ou, Raghvendra Savoor, Dipak Ghosal
  • Patent number: 9985835
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to allocate bandwidth between first and second subscribers of a communications network are disclosed. An example method includes, based on a projection that a first data allotment for a first network access account of the first subscriber within a time period will be exceeded, identifying the second subscriber. The first and second subscribers are in a same subscriber group. The second subscriber is projected to have a second network data usage that is below a second data allotment for a second network access account of the second subscriber within the time period. The first and second subscribers have different billing addresses. Assent from the second subscriber to transfer a portion of the second data allotment to the first subscriber is determined. In response, the portion of the second data allotment from the second network access account is transferred to the first network access account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Anthony Reynolds, Christopher Huffman, Kenneth Daleo, Jr., Keith Peterson, Darren Dejaeger, Steve Shaffer, Blaine Fawcett
  • Patent number: 9986059
    Abstract: An exemplary content engine includes a content gateway configured to analyze and route content requests to a content server. The content server can be a cache server or a mobile content server. The cache server can be configured to receive and store cacheable web content from a controller that is configured to receive the cacheable web content from at least one cacheable web content provider, such as a web server, and route the content to the cache server. The mobile content server can be configured to receive, from the controller, and store the digital media content. The controller can be further configured to receive the digital media content from at least one external content server and route the content to the mobile content server. The content gateway can be further configured to receive non-cacheable web content from at least one non-cacheable web content provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Bo Lee, Qingmin Hu
  • Patent number: 9986019
    Abstract: An intermediating network is adapted to intermediate between an originating network and a servicing network. A first set of communications addresses in the originating network that can be used to originate communications to the servicing network are identified. A second set of communications addresses in the servicing network that can be used to service communications originating in the originating network are identified. The first set of communications addresses and the second set of communications addresses are analyzed. Based on the analyzing, incompatibilities between the first set of communications addresses and the second set of communications addresses that would prevent a communication from one of the first set of communications addresses from reaching the second set of communications addresses are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: John T. Mulligan, Randall G. Davis
  • Patent number: 9986089
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mazin E. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 9986304
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media content processor having a controller adapted to transmit to a web server one or more configurations of said media content processor. The web server can record said one or more configurations to perform one among re-provisioning of the media content processor after it experiences a loss of configuration information and provisioning of another media content processor. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Scott White, James Cansler
  • Patent number: 9986372
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert Raymond Miller, II, Jia Wang
  • Patent number: 9986439
    Abstract: Compensation is provided for foreign interference within a cell. Uplink (UL) noise on an UL channel to a first base station (BS) device is detected. Whether the UL noise includes interference is determined. Interference can include any device other than a mobile device configured to communicate with a BS device associated with a cell. The first service area of the BS device can be modified, e.g., scaled based on determining that the UL noise includes interference. Scaling can include reducing the first service area to a second service area that does not include an imbalance region in the first service area caused by the foreign interference. Scaling can be effected by reducing the amount of downlink power from the first BS device, or by adjusting a re-selection parameter associated with reducing the range of the BS device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Michael Stephens
  • Patent number: 9986475
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC, Interwise, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tony Wong, Zahi Kapeluto, Thomas Keathley
  • Publication number: 20180143819
    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: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    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: 20180144275
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a service platform capable of providing device-based task completion is disclosed. A request for a task is received at a service platform from a customer. A worker device to complete the task is selected from a group of worker devices registered with the service platform based on a current attribute of the worker device. Data resulting from completion of the task is received from the selected worker device, validated, and presented to the customer. A reward or incentive can be provided to the worker device in response to the data being received from the worker device and validated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Behzad Shahraray, Andrea Basso, Lee Begeja, David C. Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20180146094
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a voicemail device having a controller to detect a recording of a voicemail message, generate a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) message, wherein the SIP message contains visual voicemail data associated with the recorded voicemail message, and transmit the SIP message to a cordless phone system, wherein the SIP message is received by the cordless phone system over a data port of the cordless phone system, wherein the cordless phone system comprises a base station and at least one cordless communications device, wherein the visual voicemail data is retrieved by the base station, and wherein the visual voicemail data is transmitted by the based station to the at least one cordless communications device by utilizing a cordless wireless access protocol. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Anup D. Karnalkar, R. Tyler Wallis, William S. Robbins, David Dudley
  • Publication number: 20180145388
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting an environmental condition that can adversely affect operations of a waveguide system for transmitting or receiving electromagnetic waves guided by a transmission medium, and enabling a heater system to mitigate an effect of the environmental condition on the operations of the waveguide system for transmitting or receiving the electromagnetic waves. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180141437
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining, by a system comprising a processor, a driver profile according to a driver identity for a driver of a vehicle, selecting a driver-specific enforcement scenario for the vehicle according to the driver profile and traffic enforcement information that is associated with a vehicle location, and presenting an in-vehicle alert to convey the driver-specific enforcement scenario to the driver. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James G. Beattie, JR., Jesse Chan
  • Publication number: 20180145393
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for receiving a communication signal, generating an electromagnetic wave from the communication signal, and inducing the electromagnetic wave on a portion of a transmission medium having an insulation layer with a tapered end covering at least part of a conductor. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20180145775
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a first antenna system of a distributed antenna system, a first wireless signal from a second antenna system of the distributed antenna system, the second antenna system included in a first series of antenna systems of the distributed antenna system, detecting an operational fault in the second antenna system, and redirecting, by the first antenna system, a first wireless transmission to a third antenna system of the distributed antenna system, the third antenna system included in a second series of antenna systems of the distributed antenna system, the first series of antenna systems providing first communication services, the second series of antenna systems providing second communication services, and the second communication services utilized at least in part as backup communication services when a communication fault is detected in the first series of antenna systems. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Leon Lubranski, Tracy Van Brakle
  • Publication number: 20180145394
    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: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 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: 20180145980
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, obtaining programming data via an over-the-air programming message for use by a communication device, wherein the over-the-air programming message is obtained from, and encrypted by an over-the-air programming server. The over-the-air programming message is decrypted utilizing a first keyset obtained by a secure device processor processing the first keyset obtained from a remote management server via transmission by the over-the-air programming server, to generate a first-key decrypted over-the-air programming message. The decrypted over-the-air programming message is provided to a secure element to enable the secure element to further decrypt the first-key decrypted over-the-air programming message utilizing a second keyset, wherein the secure device processor does not have access to the second keyset. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin