Patents by Inventor Brian Amento

Brian Amento has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10831316
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a surface interface. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a system can include a plurality of surface transducers, a user transducer, and a user device. The plurality of surface transducers are in contact with a surface that is to be used as an input interface for a user. The user transducer is in contact with the user. The user device can include a processor and memory. The memory can stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. In particular, the processor can analyze a received portion of a signal to determine a relative location of a part of a body of the user on the surface, and can perform a function responsive to the relative location of the part of the body of the user on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian Amento
  • Patent number: 10769667
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a processing system including a processor and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, including detecting a vehicle, obtaining a demographic profile for an occupant of the vehicle, obtaining a directed advertisement for the vehicle based on the demographic profile of the occupant, generating a message for the vehicle based on the directed advertisement, and broadcasting the message to the vehicle, wherein an on-board device of the vehicle receives the message. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Simon D. Byers, Brian Amento, Kermit Hal Purdy
  • Publication number: 20200033995
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a surface interface. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a system can include a plurality of surface transducers, a user transducer, and a user device. The plurality of surface transducers are in contact with a surface that is to be used as an input interface for a user. The user transducer is in contact with the user. The user device can include a processor and memory. The memory can stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. In particular, the processor can analyze a received portion of a signal to determine a relative location of a part of a body of the user on the surface, and can perform a function responsive to the relative location of the part of the body of the user on the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian Amento
  • Publication number: 20200021640
    Abstract: Systems and methods may create and manage hybrid clouds including both standard compute nodes and edge devices. Edge devices can be enrolled in a hybrid cloud by deploying a lightweight container to the edge device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Amento, Robert J. Hall, Kaustubh Joshi, Kermit Hal Purdy
  • Publication number: 20200007594
    Abstract: A system for managing clouds of edge devices as an Infrastructure as a Service clouds includes an application server, a location based situational awareness subsystem and a cloud management subsystem. The cloud management subsystem includes a first API through which the application server makes request to the location based situational awareness subsystem and a conductor that searches for the optimal deployment of cloud resources that meet a set of constraints. A second API for managing and deploying applications on a selected set of the plurality of network connected devices. The system also includes a compute node that can interact with the selected set of the plurality of network connected devices to launch and manage containers on the selected set of the plurality of network connected devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Amento, Robert J. Hall, Kaustubh Joshi, Kermit Hal Purdy
  • Publication number: 20190379937
    Abstract: Methods and systems for capturing, transmitting and processing data for generating ratings relating to multimedia programming based on passively obtained user cues are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Amento, Christopher Harrison, Larry Stead
  • Patent number: 10462212
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for creating and managing hybrid clouds including both standard compute nodes and edge devices. Edge devices can be enrolled in a hybrid cloud by deploying a lightweight container to the edge device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Amento, Robert J. Hall, Kaustubh Joshi, Kermit Hal Purdy
  • Patent number: 10454977
    Abstract: A system for managing clouds of edge devices as an Infrastructure as a Service clouds includes an application server, a location based situational awareness subsystem and a cloud management subsystem. The cloud management subsystem includes a first API through which the application server makes request to the location based situational awareness subsystem and a conductor that searches for the optimal deployment of cloud resources that meet a set of constraints. A second API for managing and deploying applications on a selected set of the plurality of network connected devices. The system also includes a compute node that can interact with the selected set of the plurality of network connected devices to launch and manage containers on the selected set of the plurality of network connected devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: At&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Amento, Robert J. Hall, Kaustubh Joshi, Kermit Hal Purdy
  • Patent number: 10440433
    Abstract: Methods and systems for capturing, transmitting and processing data for generating ratings relating to multimedia programming based on passively obtained user cues are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Amento, Christopher Harrison, Larry Stead
  • Patent number: 10425684
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a media server, a request to create a media content summary. The request includes a user-specified criterion. The method includes identifying segments of media content based on annotation data. The annotation data includes annotations associated with a first segment of the segments and a second segment of the segments. The first segment is identified based on a number of corresponding annotations. The method further includes generating the media content summary by automatically changing a first size of the first segment and a second size of the second segment such that a total size of the media content summary satisfies the user-specified criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Amento, Mukesh Nathan, Larry Stead
  • Patent number: 10367898
    Abstract: A method includes determining, at a processor, a difference between a first user interest profile of a first user and a second user interest profile of a second user. The difference is associated with a portion of a first streaming media item. The method further includes transmitting, to a device associated with a third user interest profile of a third user, a first indication associated with the first streaming media item based on the difference. The first user, the second user, and the third user are distinct users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Amento, Christopher Harrison, Larry Stead
  • Patent number: 10313750
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a media server, a request to create a media content summary. The request includes a user-specified criterion. The method also includes generating resized segments by automatically changing a size of each of one or more segments of media content until a total size of the resized segments satisfies the user-specified criterion and including the resized segments in the media content summary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Amento, Mukesh Nathan, Larry Stead
  • Patent number: 10126828
    Abstract: Bioacoustic sensors and wireless technologies are used for the control of electronic devices, such as wireless telephones, pagers, music/media players or personal laptops and personal digital assistant (PDA) devices. Such control is implemented with certain systems, methods and apparatus which include bioacoustic sensors, a processor coupled to the bioacoustic sensors, and a transmitter coupled to the processor. The present invention is operative to detect particular hand and/or finger gestures, and to transmit control signals corresponding to the gestures for operative control of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Amento, William Colyer Hill, Loren Gilbert Terveen
  • Patent number: 10101810
    Abstract: A thermoelectric display including an array of thermoelectric devices is used to provide output to a user in the form of thermal feedback. The thermal feedback may be used to provide navigation cues to the user to enable eyes-free navigation. The thermal feedback may be used to provide target acquisition cues to enable the user to accurately target a contact point on a touchscreen. The thermal feedback may be used to convey an emotive aspect of a message to the user. The thermal feedback may be used to identify to the user a caller associated with an incoming call. The thermoelectric display may be, alternatively or additionally, used to provide input to another device, such as a mobile device to which the thermoelectric display is operatively coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Ansia Li, Brian Amento
  • Patent number: 10080056
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a controller to collect data indicative of temporal actions initiated by a group of users during presenting a media program. The data indicative of the temporal actions are collected in a collective metadata archive. Portions of the media program are identified based on metadata for which a number of occurrences of the temporal actions exceeds a threshold number of occurrences. A compacted presentation of the portions of the media program is prepared based on the metadata. The compacted presentation includes the portions of the media program arranged consecutively. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Amento, Larry Stead, Alicia Abella
  • Publication number: 20180234351
    Abstract: A system for managing clouds of edge devices as an Infrastructure as a Service clouds includes an application server, a location based situational awareness subsystem and a cloud management subsystem. The cloud management subsystem includes a first API through which the application server makes request to the location based situational awareness subsystem and a conductor that searches for the optimal deployment of cloud resources that meet a set of constraints. A second API for managing and deploying applications on a selected set of the plurality of network connected devices. The system also includes a compute node that can interact with the selected set of the plurality of network connected devices to launch and manage containers on the selected set of the plurality of network connected devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Amento, Robert J. Hall, Kaustubh Joshi, Kermit Hal Purdy
  • Publication number: 20180124158
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for creating and managing hybrid clouds including both standard compute nodes and edge devices. Edge devices can be enrolled in a hybrid cloud by deploying a lightweight container to the edge device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Brian AMENTO, Robert J. HALL, Kaustubh JOSHI, Kermit Hal PURDY
  • Publication number: 20180114251
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a processing system including a processor and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, including detecting a vehicle, obtaining a demographic profile for an occupant of the vehicle, obtaining a directed advertisement for the vehicle based on the demographic profile of the occupant, generating a message for the vehicle based on the directed advertisement, and broadcasting the message to the vehicle, wherein an on-board device of the vehicle receives the message. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Simon D. Byers, Brian Amento, Kermit Hal Purdy
  • Publication number: 20180027297
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a controller to collect data indicative of temporal actions initiated by a group of users during presenting a media program. The data indicative of the temporal actions are collected in a collective metadata archive. Portions of the media program are identified based on metadata for which a number of occurrences of the temporal actions exceeds a threshold number of occurrences. A compacted presentation of the portions of the media program is prepared based on the metadata. The compacted presentation includes the portions of the media program arranged consecutively. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Amento, Larry Stead, Alicia Abella
  • Patent number: 9769532
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a controller to collect data indicative of temporal actions initiated by a group of users during presenting a media program. The data indicative of the temporal actions are collected in a collective metadata archive. Portions of the media program are identified based on metadata for which a number of occurrences of the temporal actions exceeds a threshold number of occurrences. A compacted presentation of the portions of the media program is prepared based on the metadata. The compacted presentation includes the portions of the media program arranged consecutively. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Amento, Larry Stead, Alicia Abella