AT&T Patent Applications

Alarm Reporting

Granted: May 18, 2017
Application Number: 20170140620
Events are generated by a security controller. Video confirmation of the events is routed via a wireline broadband connection to conserve bandwidth in a cellular network. However, when the wireline broadband connection is unavailable, video confirmation of alarms may be routed into a cellular network for processing. Video associated with benign events may be stored until the wireline broadband connection is restored.

AUTOMATIC DISCLOSURE DETECTION

Granted: May 18, 2017
Application Number: 20170140775
A method of detecting pre-determined phrases to determine compliance quality of an agent includes determining a presence of a predetermined input based on a comparison between stored pre-determined phrases and a received communication, and determining a compliance rating of the agent based on a presence of a pre-determined phrase associated with the predetermined input in the communication.

Dynamically Switching User Equipment Categories for Adaptive Mobile Communications

Granted: May 18, 2017
Application Number: 20170142204
Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to dynamically switching user equipment (“UE”) categories for adaptive mobile communications. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a connected car device can determine whether it is operating in an idle mode or a connected mode. Based upon whether the connected car device is operating in the idle mode or the connected mode, the connected car device can determine an active UE category from a…

Master Service Orchestration of Virtual Networking Functions

Granted: May 18, 2017
Application Number: 20170142206
Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to master service orchestration of virtual network functions (“VNFs”). According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a network functions virtualization (“NFV”) platform includes a hardware resources layer including a plurality of hardware resources, a plurality of VNF resource pools, a plurality of service controllers corresponding to the plurality of VNF resource pools, and a master service…

DYNAMIC MODIFICATION OF AUTOMATED COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Granted: May 18, 2017
Application Number: 20170142255
A dynamically updated script for an interactive communication is generated during an interactive communication. The interactive communication is monitored over a communication network using a computer with a processor and memory for input during the interactive communication. When an input incompatible with an original script for the interactive communication is detected for the interactive communication, a dynamically updated script different from the script is generated in accordance…

Methods, Systems, and Products for Telepresence Visualizations

Granted: May 18, 2017
Application Number: 20170142349
Methods, systems, and products generate telepresence visualizations for a remote participant to a videoconferences. A central server superimposes the remote participant onto images or video of the teleconferencing environment. The central server thus generates an illusion that the remote participant is in the same conferencing environment as other conferees.

Personalized Management of Connected Devices

Granted: May 18, 2017
Application Number: 20170142576
Centralized management of the Internet of Things resolves user difficulties. Connected devices may be associated with an owner's or user's electronic profile. The electronic profile may be represented as a graphical user interface (such as a webpage), thus allowing remote management of the connected devices. The owner or user may thus configure the electronic profile to define what electronic data is shared and with whom.

Methods, Systems, and Products for Generating Mashups

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170132183
Methods, systems, and products simplify widgets for graphical mashups, such as digital dashboards and other user interfaces. When a software widget is a component of a graphical mashup, the widget is completely defined using a single file. The single file specifies both source data and presentation of the source data. Because the widget is completely defined by the single file, the single file allows faster processing of the widget.

Notification of Health Events

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170132249
Methods, systems, and products notify of health events. Personal health information is stored in memory of a mobile communications device. A peer device is discovered through a wireless personal data network. The peer device is queried for anonymous health information. The anonymous health information is aggregated with the personal health information to produce aggregated health information. The aggregated health information is stored in the memory of the mobile communications device.

Methods, Systems, and Products for Recalling and Retrieving Documentary Evidence

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170132254
Methods, systems, and products help users recall memories and search for content of those memories. When a user cannot recall a memory, the user is prompted with questions to help recall the memory. As the user answers the questions, a virtual recollection of the memory is synthesized from the answers to the questions. When the user is satisfied with the virtual recollection of the memory, a database of content may be searched for the virtual recollection of the memory. Video data, for…

Methods, Systems, and Products for Authentication of Users

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170132403
Methods, systems, and products authenticate users for access to devices, applications, and services. Skills of a user are learned over time, such that an electronic model of random subject matter may be generated. The user is prompted to interpret the random subject matter, such as with an electronic drawing. The user's interpretation is then compared to the electronic model of the random subject matter. If the user's interpretation matches the electronic model, the user may be…

System and Method for Vendor and Customer Management in a Supply Chain

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170132552
A method of managing a supply chain comprises providing at a customer interface module a plurality of order fulfillment options to a customer, and receiving from the customer a selection of a particular order fulfillment option. The method also includes receiving a first order from the customer, and receiving a first inventory status from a first distribution center. A first distribution center sends a first product to the customer in response to determining that the particular order…

Methods, Systems, and Products for Security Services

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170132890
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.

Notification System For Providing Awareness Of An Interactive Surface

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170132896
A system for providing awareness of an interactive surface is disclosed. The system may include a processor that is communicatively linked to an interactive surface. The processor may determine a position and a velocity of an object that is within range of the interactive surface based on one or more of media content, vibrations, air movement, sounds and, global positioning data associated with the object. Additionally, the processor may determine if the object has a trajectory that…

Remote Management of Software

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170134228
Remote configuration ensures compliance of remote devices. A server polls a device for a configuration file. The server compares the configuration file to a compliance policy. If the configuration file fails the compliance policy, the server retrieves a compliant configuration file that conforms to the compliance policy. The server sends the compliant configuration file to the device with an instruction to replace the configuration file.

Systems and Methods for Optimized Route Caching

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170134279
A method for optimized route caching includes comparing a destination address of a network packet to a first set of prefixes in a routing cache, and comparing the destination address to a second set of prefixes in a full routing table when a longest matching prefix for the destination address is not found in the routing cache. The method further includes copying the longest matching prefix and a set of sub-prefixes of the longest matching prefix from the full routing table to the routing…

Network Functions Virtualization Leveraging Unified Traffic Management and Real-World Event Planning

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170134287
The concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to network functions virtualization (“NFV”) leveraging unified traffic management and real-world event planning. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a virtual network traffic management system (“VNTMS”) can receive, via a traffic congestion monitor, from a virtual network function (“VNF”), a traffic congestion indicator that includes a traffic congestion state indicative of…

Devices, Systems, and Methods for Detecting Proximity-Based Mobile Malware Propagation

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170134398
Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. An agent resides in a mobile communication device. The agent detects Proximity-based Mobile Malware Propagation. The agent injects one or more trigger network connections in the candidate connection list. These connections appear as legitimate networks and devices, but instead trigger connection to an agent server on a service provider's network. By attempting to connect through the trigger network connection, the malware reveals itself. The…

Method and Apparatus for Providing Seamless Call Handoff Between Networks That Use Dissimilar Transmission Methods

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170135016
Call handoff from an 802.1x network to a cellular network, and vice versa. A wireless device that has both cellular and 802.1x capability detects the strength of a cellular signal and of an 802.1x signal. If a call is taking place over the 802.1x network and the strength of the 802.1x signal drops below a particular level and the strength of the cellular signal is above a certain level, the call is handed off from the 802.1x network to the cellular network. If a call is taking place over…

User-Defined Device Connection Management

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170135113
Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for user-defined device connection management. A connection-based rule can be defined. The connection-based rule can include a connection-based condition and an action to be taken when the connection-based condition is detected. Application of the connection-based rule can be detected based upon an activity associated with a device. An applicable connection-based rule can be identified based upon the activity, and the applicable…