Patents by Inventor Brian S. Amento

Brian S. 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: 11096622
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for measuring user exertion via bone conduction. According to one aspect, a device can generate a measurement signal. The device can cause a transducer to transmit the measurement signal through a body of a user. The device can receive, via the transducer, a modified measurement signal. The modified measurement signal can include the measurement signal as modified by the body of the user. The device can compare the modified measurement signal to a modified baseline signal. The device can determine, based on a result of comparing the modified measurement signal to the modified baseline signal, a level of exertion experienced by the user while the measurement signal was transmitted through the body of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento
  • Patent number: 10964204
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for disrupting bone conduction signals. According to one aspect, a device can receive a signal via a communication path that is external to a body of a user associated with the device. The device can generate a disruption signal to disrupt the signal. The device can send the disruption signal through the body of the user to disrupt the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento
  • Publication number: 20210044854
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing streaming video from mobile computing nodes. A request for streaming video captured by a mobile computing node can be received at a computer including a processor that executes a controller. The request can include a parameter associated with the streaming video. The computer can initiate transmission of an inquiry message to two or more mobile computing nodes and receive inquiry message responses from the mobile computing nodes that include the mobile computing node. The inquiry message responses can indicate that the mobile computing nodes can satisfy the parameter. The computer can create a list of the mobile computing nodes that can satisfy the parameter and provide the list to the requestor. The computer can receive a selection of the mobile computing node, and initiate delivery of a video stream to the requestor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian S. Amento, Robert J. Hall, Kaustubh Joshi, Kermit Hal Purdy, Pamela Zave
  • Publication number: 20210034560
    Abstract: A graphics processing unit may, in accordance with a kernel, determine that at least a first packet is written to a memory buffer of the graphics processing unit by a network interface card via a direct memory access, process the at least the first packet in accordance with the kernel, and provide a first notification to a central processing unit that the at least the first packet is processed in accordance with the kernel. The graphics processing unit may further determine that at least a second packet is written to the memory buffer by the network interface card via the direct memory access, process the at least the second packet in accordance with the kernel, where the kernel comprises a persistent kernel, and provide a second notification to the central processing unit that the at least the second packet is processed in accordance with the kernel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Brian S. Amento, Kermit Hal Purdy, Minsung Jang
  • Patent number: 10909655
    Abstract: Devices for coordinating or establishing a direct memory access for a network interface card to a graphics processing unit, and for a network interface card to access a graphics processing unit via a direct memory access are disclosed. For example, a central processing unit may request a graphics processing unit to allocate a memory buffer of the graphics processing unit for a direct memory access by a network interface card and receive from the graphics processing unit a first confirmation of an allocation of the memory buffer. The central processing unit may further transmit to the network interface card a first notification of the allocation of the memory buffer of the graphics processing unit, poll the network interface card to determine when a packet is received by the network interface card, and transmit a second notification to the graphics processing unit that the packet is written to the memory buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian S. Amento, Kermit Hal Purdy, Minsung Jang
  • Publication number: 20200380633
    Abstract: A method and computer-readable storage device and apparatus for controlling a roadway resource are disclosed. For example, the method receives from a device associated with a vehicle a request to reach a target destination by a target arrival time and a maximum payment amount to reach the target destination by the target arrival time. The method next determining a route to the target destination and determines a roadway resource along the route that is controllable. The method then sends an instruction to the device associated with the vehicle, where the instruction indicates to navigate the vehicle along the route and controls the roadway resource to enable the vehicle to reach the target destination by the target arrival time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Brian S. Amento, Matti A. Hiltunen, Kaustubh Joshi, David P. Kormann, Rajesh Krishna Panta, Kermit Hal Purdy, Thomas M. Smith, Alex Varshavsky, Svetlana Yarosh
  • Patent number: 10831282
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for utilizing bone conduction to detect gestures. According to one aspect, a device can generate a signal and send the signal to a sensor network that is connected to a user. The device can receive a modified signal from the sensor network. The modified signal can include the signal as modified by a body of the user. The device can compare the modified signal to the signal to determine a difference in a feature between the signal and the modified signal. The device can determine a gesture performed by the user based upon the difference in the feature between the signal and the modified signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento
  • Patent number: 10820034
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing streaming video from mobile computing nodes. A request for streaming video captured by a mobile computing node can be received at a computer including a processor that executes a controller. The request can include a parameter associated with the streaming video. The computer can initiate transmission of an inquiry message to two or more mobile computing nodes and receive inquiry message responses from the mobile computing nodes that include the mobile computing node. The inquiry message responses can indicate that the mobile computing nodes can satisfy the parameter. The computer can create a list of the mobile computing nodes that can satisfy the parameter and provide the list to the requestor. The computer can receive a selection of the mobile computing node, and initiate delivery of a video stream to the requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian S. Amento, Robert J. Hall, Kaustubh Joshi, Kermit Hal Purdy, Pamela Zave
  • Patent number: 10795840
    Abstract: A graphics processing unit may, in accordance with a kernel, determine that at least a first packet is written to a memory buffer of the graphics processing unit by a network interface card via a direct memory access, process the at least the first packet in accordance with the kernel, and provide a first notification to a central processing unit that the at least the first packet is processed in accordance with the kernel. The graphics processing unit may further determine that at least a second packet is written to the memory buffer by the network interface card via the direct memory access, process the at least the second packet in accordance with the kernel, where the kernel comprises a persistent kernel, and provide a second notification to the central processing unit that the at least the second packet is processed in accordance with the kernel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian S. Amento, Kermit Hal Purdy, Minsung Jang
  • Publication number: 20200286203
    Abstract: Devices for coordinating or establishing a direct memory access for a network interface card to a graphics processing unit, and for a network interface card to access a graphics processing unit via a direct memory access are disclosed. For example, a central processing unit may request a graphics processing unit to allocate a memory buffer of the graphics processing unit for a direct memory access by a network interface card and receive from the graphics processing unit a first confirmation of an allocation of the memory buffer. The central processing unit may further transmit to the network interface card a first notification of the allocation of the memory buffer of the graphics processing unit, poll the network interface card to determine when a packet is received by the network interface card, and transmit a second notification to the graphics processing unit that the packet is written to the memory buffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Brian S. Amento, Kermit Hal Purdy, Minsung Jang
  • Patent number: 10748229
    Abstract: A method and computer-readable storage device and apparatus for controlling a roadway resource are disclosed. For example, the method receives from a device associated with a vehicle a request to reach a target destination by a target arrival time and a maximum payment amount to reach the target destination by the target arrival time. The method next determining a route to the target destination and determines a roadway resource along the route that is controllable. The method then sends an instruction to the device associated with the vehicle, where the instruction indicates to navigate the vehicle along the route and controls the roadway resource to enable the vehicle to reach the target destination by the target arrival time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian S. Amento, Matti A. Hiltunen, Kaustubh Joshi, David P. Kormann, Rajesh Krishna Panta, Kermit Hal Purdy, Thomas M. Smith, Alex Varshavsky, Svetlana Yarosh
  • Patent number: 10678322
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for pressure sensing via bone conduction. According to one aspect, a device can receive a modified signal after a signal has propagated through a body of a user and a surface with which the user is in contact. The modified signal can include the signal as modified by the body of the user and the surface. The device can compare the modified signal to a baseline signal. The device can determine, based upon the comparison of the modified signal to the baseline signal, a change between the modified signal and the baseline signal. The device can determine, based upon the change between the modified signal and the baseline signal, a pressure applied by the user to the surface. The pressure can be used for various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento
  • Patent number: 10664945
    Abstract: Devices for coordinating or establishing a direct memory access for a network interface card to a graphics processing unit, and for a network interface card to access a graphics processing unit via a direct memory access are disclosed. For example, a central processing unit may request a graphics processing unit to allocate a memory buffer of the graphics processing unit for a direct memory access by a network interface card and receive from the graphics processing unit a first confirmation of an allocation of the memory buffer. The central processing unit may further transmit to the network interface card a first notification of the allocation of the memory buffer of the graphics processing unit, poll the network interface card to determine when a packet is received by the network interface card, and transmit a second notification to the graphics processing unit that the packet is written to the memory buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian S. Amento, Kermit Hal Purdy, Minsung Jang
  • Publication number: 20200151127
    Abstract: A graphics processing unit may, in accordance with a kernel, determine that at least a first packet is written to a memory buffer of the graphics processing unit by a network interface card via a direct memory access, process the at least the first packet in accordance with the kernel, and provide a first notification to a central processing unit that the at least the first packet is processed in accordance with the kernel. The graphics processing unit may further determine that at least a second packet is written to the memory buffer by the network interface card via the direct memory access, process the at least the second packet in accordance with the kernel, where the kernel comprises a persistent kernel, and provide a second notification to the central processing unit that the at least the second packet is processed in accordance with the kernel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Brian S. Amento, Kermit Hal Purdy, Minsung Jang
  • Publication number: 20200105127
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for disrupting bone conduction signals. According to one aspect, a device can receive a signal via a communication path that is external to a body of a user associated with the device. The device can generate a disruption signal to disrupt the signal. The device can send the disruption signal through the body of the user to disrupt the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento
  • Patent number: 10593088
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Svetlana Yarosh, Brian S. Amento, Kevin Ansia Li
  • Patent number: 10497253
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for disrupting bone conduction signals. According to one aspect, a device can receive a signal via a communication path that is external to a body of a user associated with the device. The device can generate a disruption signal to disrupt the signal. The device can send the disruption signal through the body of the user to disrupt the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento
  • Publication number: 20190340725
    Abstract: Devices for coordinating or establishing a direct memory access for a network interface card to a graphics processing unit, and for a network interface card to access a graphics processing unit via a direct memory access are disclosed. For example, a central processing unit may request a graphics processing unit to allocate a memory buffer of the graphics processing unit for a direct memory access by a network interface card and receive from the graphics processing unit a first confirmation of an allocation of the memory buffer. The central processing unit may further transmit to the network interface card a first notification of the allocation of the memory buffer of the graphics processing unit, poll the network interface card to determine when a packet is received by the network interface card, and transmit a second notification to the graphics processing unit that the packet is written to the memory buffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Brian S. Amento, Kermit Hal Purdy, Minsung Jang
  • Publication number: 20190258321
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for utilizing bone conduction to detect gestures. According to one aspect, a device can generate a signal and send the signal to a sensor network that is connected to a user. The device can receive a modified signal from the sensor network. The modified signal can include the signal as modified by a body of the user. The device can compare the modified signal to the signal to determine a difference in a feature between the signal and the modified signal. The device can determine a gesture performed by the user based upon the difference in the feature between the signal and the modified signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento
  • Patent number: 10332235
    Abstract: Devices for coordinating or establishing a direct memory access for a network interface card to a graphics processing unit, and for a network interface card to access a graphics processing unit via a direct memory access are disclosed. For example, a central processing unit may request a graphics processing unit to allocate a memory buffer of the graphics processing unit for a direct memory access by a network interface card and receive from the graphics processing unit a first confirmation of an allocation of the memory buffer. The central processing unit may further transmit to the network interface card a first notification of the allocation of the memory buffer of the graphics processing unit, poll the network interface card to determine when a packet is received by the network interface card, and transmit a second notification to the graphics processing unit that the packet is written to the memory buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian S. Amento, Kermit Hal Purdy, Minsung Jang