AT&T Patent Applications

Methods, Systems, and Products for Detection of Environmental Conditions

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170114585
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.

Outbound Interference Reduction in a Broadband Powerline System

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170117935
Disclosed is a method and apparatus for reducing outbound interference in a broadband powerline communication system. Data is modulated on first and second carrier frequencies and is transmitted via respective first and second lines of the powerline system. A characteristic of at least one of the carrier signals (e.g., phase or amplitude) is adjusted in order to improve the electrical balance of the lines of the transmission system. This improvement in electrical balance reduces the…

Method, System, and Computer Readable Storage Device for Managing Message Delivery Based on Context of Recipients and Message Content

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170118153
Message delivery is controlled based on the context of multiple recipients and the content of one or more messages. One or more messages are received from one or more sender devices, the messages containing dynamic content. Contextual requirement data is received from the sender device(s) indicating a dynamic contextual requirement to be met for the message(s) to be made available to a user of one or more recipient devices. Context data is received, indicating a context of each user of a…

Methods, Systems, Devices and Products for Error Correction in Computer Programs

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170118226
A login session server establishes a communications session between an application executing on a device and a service provided by a web services gateway. A temporary login session socket is established and a token is sent to the device. The temporary login session socket may be used to verify a service provided by the web services gateway.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESENTING ADVERTISING DATA BASED ON END USER TRICK-PLAY TREND DATA

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170118439
A computer readable medium is disclosed containing a computer program including but not limited to computer executable instructions that when executed by a computer present advertising data, the computer program including but not limited to instructions to display advertising data on an end user device for a duration longer than a duration of normal playback of advertising data at normal speed that is being skipped during the current trick play command; and instructions to continue the…

Methods, Systems, and Products for Obtaining Social Communities

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170118521
Social communities are recommended based on media affinity. When content is scheduled for recording, a media identifier is used to identify a social community expressing an affinity for the same media identifier. The social community may be any individual(s), clubs, and/or organizations that have expressed any affinity to terms or subject matter, such as the media identifier.

DETECTION OF SMS SPAM

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170118618
A method and system for identifying short message service (SMS) spammers identifies senders as spammers by determining that the senders are sending SMS messages to devices included in a grey phone space. Devices in the grey phone space are identified using various methods including an analysis of call detail records. A grey ratio for a sender is determined as a ratio of messages sent to grey phone numbers by the sender to messages sent to all phone numbers by the sender. A sender is…

Hybrid Network-Based and Device-Based Intelligent Radio Access Control

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170118695
Concepts and technologies are described herein for a hybrid network-based and device-based intelligent radio access control. According to one aspect disclosed herein, a radio access technology (“RAT”) selection system and a mobile device cooperate to enable an intelligent multi-radio access control that can select a RAT that is best-suited for the mobile device. The RAT selection system can select networks based upon network conditions, policies, user profiles, applications, and/or…

Test Simulation for Software Defined Networking Environments

Granted: April 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170109260
Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for test simulation for software defined networking environments. A computing device can receive a service request comprising a request to instantiate a service and create a service order based on the service request. The service order can include instructions to instantiate the service. The computing device can replicate the service order to obtain a replicated service order that includes instructions to instantiate a replicated service in…

Sensory Allegiance

Granted: April 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170109361
Personalized sensory services are provided to mobile devices. As a sensor monitors an area of surveillance, the sensor may detect a passing mobile device. The sensor may thus ally itself to the passing mobile device and provide personalized sensory operations.

Reservations-Based Intelligent Roadway Traffic Management

Granted: April 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170109659
Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to reservations-based intelligent roadway traffic management. According to one aspect disclosed herein, a roadway usage management (“RUM”) system can receive, from a user device, a reservation request. The RUM system can extract, from the reservation request, a route to a destination location. The route can include a roadway segment to be used by a user vehicle for travel to the destination location. The RUM system can determine…

VEHICLE SYSTEM WITH VEHICLE REPORT GENERATION AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

Granted: April 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170109715
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a vehicle system including vehicle sensors that collect vehicle data corresponding to a condition in proximity to a vehicle of a user and a geographical location associated with the condition. A processor is configured to perform operations including generating a vehicle report based on the vehicle data; generating in accordance with a cryptocurrency protocol, a digital currency record that is unique to the vehicle report,…

Management System for GPON Based Services

Granted: April 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170111113
A computerized system and method for managing a passive optical network (PON) is disclosed. The system includes a detection and analysis module adapted for receiving uploaded measurement data from an optical line terminal (OLT) and at least one optical network terminal (ONT), and at least one of technical tools data, service failure data, and outside plant data. The detection and analysis module is adapted for determining a source of failure or potential failure in the PON by correlating…

Dedicated Software-Defined Networking Network for Performance Monitoring of Production Software-Defined Networking Network

Granted: April 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170111246
According to one aspect disclosed herein, a performance monitoring SDN controller can translate an intent specified by a performance monitoring application into a flow rule and an action set to be utilized by a performance monitoring SDN element to process a packet flow received from the target SDN network. The performance monitoring SDN controller can provide the flow rule and the action set to a performance monitoring SDN element, which can receive the packet flow from the target SDN…

Real-Time Video Delivery for Connected Home Applications

Granted: April 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170111423
Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to real-time video delivery for connected home (“CH”) applications. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies, a CH controller (“CHC”) can receive a request for delivery of a video stream captured by a CH video camera to a user device. The CHC can determine availability of a wireline communications link to a wireline network and availability of a wireless communications link to a wireless network over which to…

COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH VIDEO CALLER AUTHENTICATION AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

Granted: April 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170111497
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a communication device that includes a communication interface that facilitates a call from a user of the communication device to a communication device of a called party via a network, the call including voice communications of the user. An imaging sensor captures video of the user. A processor compares the video of the user to the voice communications to determine if the video of the user is consistent with the voice…

Suspending Voice Guidance During Route Navigation

Granted: April 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170102244
Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for suspending voice guidance during route navigation. A processor that executes a navigation system interface application can detect a deviation from a route between an origin and a destination. The processor can obtain contextual data including a geographic location and a vector. The processor can set a first value of a point-of-interest parameter that indicates whether the geographic location and the vector imply a visit to an expected…

Initiating Signaling in Mobile Management Entity Pools Using Workflows

Granted: April 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170105113
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…

Pressure-Based Input Method For User Devices

Granted: April 6, 2017
Application Number: 20170097729
Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to a pressure-based input method for user devices. According to one aspect disclosed herein, a user device can receive an output from a pressure sensor. The output can include parameters associated with a pressure applied to the pressure sensor by a user. The user device can analyze the output to determine a command to be executed by the user device. The user device can execute the command.

Acoustical Electrical Switch

Granted: April 6, 2017
Application Number: 20170098517
An electrical switch responds to acoustic inputs. A microphone integrated into the electrical switch generates electrical signals in response to the acoustic inputs. A network interface integrated into the electrical switch provides addressable communication with controllers, computers, and other networked devices. The electrical switch may thus be installed or retrofitted into the electrical wiring of all homes and businesses. Users may thus speak voice commands, which are received by…