AT&T Patent Grants

Method and system for application provisioning

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794726
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a controller can be operable to generate a target list of subscribers by filtering a list of potential target users of an application existing on a source device by removing target subscribers from the target list of subscribers according to selection criteria. The controller can be further operable to transmit to devices of the target list of subscribers content associated with the application that…

System and method for dynamic feature selection based on latency discovery

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794833
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…

Facilitation of handover coordination based on voice activity data

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794842
A more efficient network can be achieved by leveraging an adaptive dejitter buffer. The dejitter buffer can be dynamically adjusted based off a network data analysis. A communication handover can be adjusted or shifted based on voice inactivity data related to a forecasted punctuation. The dejitter buffer memory/depth of a mobile device can also be adjusted in accordance with receiving a delay interruption length associated with another mobile device. Thereafter, the dejitter buffer…

Facilitation of geographically addressed data streaming

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794855
A more efficient network is facilitated by data routing. A node device within a network can broadcast a first set of data to a network of other node devices. Based on node device characteristics, some nodes will hear the broadcast first and can be labeled as a relay node. The relay nodes can then transmit other data based on the determination of other relay nodes.

Geocast-based situation awareness

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794860
Geocast-based situation awareness utilizing a scalable, distributed ad hoc geocast protocol as a communication primitive, may provide a field common operating picture (FCOP) for providing location tracking, movement history, telemetry, and messaging in near real time to all operators in a scenario. Information may be transferred using a query/response geocast message protocol. Caching on devices may be utilized to gain scalability. A query message may have a payload containing a type…

Method and apparatus for assigning mobile subscriber identification information to multiple devices according to location

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794905
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 the same mobile subscriber identity information by multiple devices can be based on locations. Other embodiments are disclosed.

Visual screen indicator

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9792260
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and method for viewing electronic documents. Briefly described, one embodiment of the system, among others, includes an electronic viewer application to display contents of an electronic document; and a visual indicator logic configured to display at least one visual indicator on the electronic display, each visual indicator indicating a portion of the contents that are to be subsequently displayed on the electronic display in…

Magnetic coupling device and methods for use therewith

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9793954
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.

Passive electrical coupling device and methods for use therewith

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9793955
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a coupling device includes a circuit that receives a signal. At least one passive electrical circuit element generates an electromagnetic field in response to the signal. A portion of the electromagnetic field is guided by a surface of a transmission medium to propagate as a guided electromagnetic wave longitudinally along the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.

Quasi-optical coupler

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794003
A quasi-optical coupling system launches and extracts surface wave communication transmissions from a wire. At millimeter-wave frequencies, where the wavelength is small compared to the macroscopic size of the equipment, the millimeter-wave transmissions can be transported from one place to another and diverted via lenses and reflectors, much like visible light. Transmitters and receivers can be positioned near telephone and power lines and reflectors placed on or near the cables can…

Distributed spatial mode processing for spatial-mode multiplexed communication systems

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794020
A method and system for distributed spatial mode processing is disclosed. A number of optical signals are received over an optical link. Each optical signal is received via a respective one of a number of spatial modes of the optical link. The optical link includes a particular spatial mode not used for the receiving. A first one of the number of optical signals received from a first one of the number of spatial modes is transferred to a second one of the number of spatial modes via the…

Aggregating and capturing subscriber traffic

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794140
Data traffic, such as wireless data traffic egressing to the Internet, is aggregated at one or more regional aggregation hubs, and a portion(s) of data traffic associated with a subscriber(s) of interest is captured at the regional aggregation hub(s). Data traffic associated with subscribers can be aggregated at an access concentrator(s) and respective public Internet Protocol (IP) addresses can be given to respective subscribers. The data traffic can be aggregated at the regional…

Restricting communications between subscriber machines

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794271
A method of transferring information between subscribers associated with a communication service is disclosed. The method includes receiving a first handle address associated with a first subscriber device, in which the first subscriber device transfers information to a group of subscriber devices, each of the group of subscriber devices is linked to different handle addresses, and each of the different handle addresses is included in a group of handle addresses. The method also includes…

Apparatus and method for providing a computer supported collaborative work environment

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794306
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, presenting content at a display device where the content is also presented by a group of other communication devices, receiving adjustment data from a second communication device where the adjustment data is representative of an adjustment of the content according to user input received at the second communication device adjusting the content according to the adjustment data to generate adjusted content, presenting the adjusted…

Managing presence in communications systems

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794350
Generating first and second probabilities of first and second presence variables, wherein the first and second probabilities are based on a historical presence data archive based on presence data obtained before a first time. The first and second probabilities further based on first and second unified presence data, which are based on raw presence data collected at a second time after the first, and first and second user profile rules that identify first and second groups of presence…

Connection management service

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794372
Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing and using a connection management service. A connection management service can receive a connection request that requests a connection between a requestor and a distributed network. The connection management service can identify a connector to provide the connection between the requestor and the distributed network. The connection management service can provide, to the requestor, an object corresponding to the connector. The…

Graphical interactive visual response system and method

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794390
A communications system and method is provided for facilitating access to a service center resource. A request is received from a mobile device of a user to access a service center associated with a destination specific application on the mobile device. The request includes information entered by the user and associated with the request. An identification of a service center resource of the service center that matches needs of the user based upon the information entered by the user and a…

Dynamic modification of automated communication systems

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794405
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…

Routing of communications

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794408
Methods, systems, and products enable a healthcare facility or server to process incoming communications. When a communication is received, the time and a recipient's address may be compared to a schedule of procedures. The recipient's address may be associated with a patient or with medical personnel, such as a physician or nurse. If the time and/or the recipient's address correspond to an entry in the schedule of procedures, then an alternate destination may be chosen for the…

Methods, systems, and products for routing communications

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794410
Methods, systems, and products route communications according to schedules. When an incoming communication is detected, a schedule is retrieved that is associated with a recipient's address. A time associated with the communication is compared to entries in the schedule. If a match is determined, then an alternate destination may be chosen.