Patents by Inventor Carroll W. Creswell

Carroll W. Creswell 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).

  • Publication number: 20190158495
    Abstract: A biometric authentication system is disclosed that provides authentication capability using biometric data in connection with a challenge for parties engaging in digital communications such as digital text-oriented, interactive digital communications. End-user systems may be coupled to devices that include biometric data capture devices such as retina scanners, fingerprint recorders, cameras, microphones, ear scanners, DNA profilers, etc., so that biometric data of a communicating party may be captured and used for authentication purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Pradeep K. Bansal, Lee Begeja, Carroll W. Creswell, Jeffrey Farah, Benjamin J. Stern, Jay Wilpon
  • Patent number: 10200365
    Abstract: A biometric authentication system is disclosed that provides authentication capability using biometric data in connection with a challenge for parties engaging in digital communications such as digital text-oriented, interactive digital communications. End-user systems may be coupled to devices that include biometric data capture devices such as retina scanners, fingerprint recorders, cameras, microphones, ear scanners, DNA profilers, etc., so that biometric data of a communicating party may be captured and used for authentication purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Pradeep K. Bansal, Lee Begeja, Carroll W. Creswell, Jeffrey Farah, Benjamin J. Stern, Jay Wilpon
  • Patent number: 9756394
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a user device, first input corresponding to selection of a recommendation option of an electronic program guide. The method includes sending, from the user device to a display device, a first option to base a media content recommendation on a most recently displayed media content item and a second option to base the media content recommendation on a plurality of displayed media content items. The method includes receiving, at the user device, second input that corresponds to the first option or the second option. The method includes sending a request from the user device to a server. The request includes an identifier based on the second input. The method also includes receiving information corresponding to one or more recommended media content items at the user device in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kumar H. Jagtiani, Pradeep K. Bansal, Carroll W. Creswell
  • Patent number: 9537867
    Abstract: A trust propagation system is disclosed that propagates trust data based on established trust relationships. The trust system may automatically propagate trust data between parties A and C based on trust relationships with a common party B. Trust data may include authentication data such as biometric data, encryption data, passwords, etc. that may be used to conduct exclusive communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Pradeep K. Bansal, Lee Begeja, Carroll W. Creswell, Jeffrey Farah, Benjamin J. Stern, Jay Wilpon
  • Publication number: 20160352728
    Abstract: A biometric authentication system is disclosed that provides authentication capability using biometric data in connection with a challenge for parties engaging in digital communications such as digital text-oriented, interactive digital communications. End-user systems may be coupled to devices that include biometric data capture devices such as retina scanners, fingerprint recorders, cameras, microphones, ear scanners, DNA profilers, etc., so that biometric data of a communicating party may be captured and used for authentication purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Pradeep K. Bansal, Lee Begeja, Carroll W. Creswell, Jeffrey Farah, Benjamin J. Stern, Jay Wilpon
  • Patent number: 9460703
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing synthesized speech in a manner that takes into account the environment where the speech is presented. A method embodiment includes, based on a listening environment and at least one other parameter associated with at least one other parameter, selecting an approach from the plurality of approaches for presenting synthesized speech in a listening environment, presenting synthesized speech according to the selected approach and based on natural language input received from a user indicating that an inability to understand the presented synthesized speech, selecting a second approach from the plurality of approaches and presenting subsequent synthesized speech using the second approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Interactions LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Rosen, Carroll W. Creswell, Jeffrey J. Farah, Pradeep K. Bansal, Ann K. Syrdal
  • Patent number: 9455983
    Abstract: A speaker-verification digital signature system is disclosed that provides greater confidence in communications having digital signatures because a signing party may be prompted to speak a text-phrase that may be different for each digital signature, thus making it difficult for anyone other than the legitimate signing party to provide a valid signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Pradeep K. Bansal, Lee Begeja, Carroll W. Creswell, Jeffrey Joseph Farah, Benjamin J. Stern, Jay Wilpon
  • Patent number: 9438578
    Abstract: A biometric authentication system is disclosed that provides authentication capability using biometric data in connection with a challenge for parties engaging in digital communications such as digital text-oriented, interactive digital communications. End-user systems may be coupled to devices that include biometric data capture devices such as retina scanners, fingerprint recorders, cameras, microphones, ear scanners, DNA profilers, etc., so that biometric data of a communicating party may be captured and used for authentication purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Pradeep K. Bansal, Lee Begeja, Carroll W. Creswell, Jeffrey Farah, Benjamin J. Stern, Jay Wilpon
  • Publication number: 20160044042
    Abstract: A trust propagation system is disclosed that propagates trust data based on established trust relationships. The trust system may automatically propagate trust data between parties A and C based on trust relationships with a common party B. Trust data may include authentication data such as biometric data, encryption data, passwords, etc. that may be used to conduct exclusive communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: PRADEEP K. BANSAL, Lee Begeja, Carroll W. Creswell, Jeffrey Farah, Benjamin J. Stern, Jay Wilpon
  • Patent number: 9172681
    Abstract: A trust propagation system is disclosed that propagates trust data based on established trust relationships. The trust system may automatically propagate trust data between parties A and C based on trust relationships with a common party B. Trust data may include authentication data such as biometric data, encryption data, passwords, etc. that may be used to conduct exclusive communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Pradeep K. Bansal, Lee Begeja, Carroll W. Creswell, Jeffrey Farah, Benjamin J. Stern, Jay Wilpon
  • Publication number: 20150073800
    Abstract: A speaker-verification digital signature system is disclosed that provides greater confidence in communications having digital signatures because a signing party may be prompted to speak a text-phrase that may be different for each digital signature, thus making it difficult for anyone other than the legitimate signing party to provide a valid signature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Pradeep K. BANSAL, Lee BEGEJA, Carroll W. CRESWELL, Jeffrey Joseph FARAH, Benjamin J. STERN, Jay WILPON
  • Publication number: 20140380346
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a user device, first input corresponding to selection of a recommendation option of an electronic program guide. The method includes sending, from the user device to a display device, a first option to base a media content recommendation on a most recently displayed media content item and a second option to base the media content recommendation on a plurality of displayed media content items. The method includes receiving, at the user device, second input that corresponds to the first option or the second option. The method includes sending a request from the user device to a server. The request includes an identifier based on the second input. The method also includes receiving information corresponding to one or more recommended media content items at the user device in response to the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Kumar H. Jagtiani, Pradeep K. Bansal, Carroll W. Creswell
  • Publication number: 20140317706
    Abstract: A trust propagation system is disclosed that propagates trust data based on established trust relationships. The trust system may automatically propagate trust data between parties A and C based on trust relationships with a common party B. Trust data may include authentication data such as biometric data, encryption data, passwords, etc. that may be used to conduct exclusive communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: PRADEEP K. BANSAL, Lee Begeja, Carroll W. Creswell, Jeffrey Farah, Benjamin J. Stern, Jay Wilpon
  • Patent number: 8863162
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a user selection of an option related to a first content item and sending data to a server to enable the server to update a user profile. The method also includes receiving a channel selection during or after playback of the first content item. The method further includes sending a content recommendation channel request to the server in response to the channel selection corresponding to a content recommendation channel selection and receiving a list of recommended content items from the server. The list of recommended content items is based on the user profile. The method also includes sending a merchandise recommendation channel request to the server in response to the channel selection corresponding to a merchandise recommendation channel selection and receiving a list of recommended merchandise items from the server. The list of recommended merchandise items is based on the user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kumar H. Jagtiani, Pradeep K. Bansal, Carroll W. Creswell
  • Patent number: 8776179
    Abstract: A trust propagation system is disclosed that propagates trust data based on established trust relationships. The trust system may automatically propagate trust data between parties A and C based on trust relationships with a common party B. Trust data may include authentication data such as biometric data, encryption data, passwords, etc. that may be used to conduct exclusive communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Pradeep K. Bansal, Lee Begeja, Carroll W. Creswell, Jeffrey Farah, Benjamin J. Stern, Jay Wilpon
  • Patent number: 8751233
    Abstract: A speaker-verification digital signature system is disclosed that provides greater confidence in communications having digital signatures because a signing party may be prompted to speak a text-phrase that may be different for each digital signature, thus making it difficult for anyone other than the legitimate signing party to provide a valid signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Pradeep K. Bansal, Lee Begeja, Carroll W. Creswell, Jeffrey Farah, Benjamin J. Stern, Jay Wilpon
  • Publication number: 20140157295
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a user selection of an option related to a first content item and sending data to a server to enable the server to update a user profile. The method also includes receiving a channel selection during or after playback of the first content item. The method further includes sending a content recommendation channel request to the server in response to the channel selection corresponding to a content recommendation channel selection and receiving a list of recommended content items from the server. The list of recommended content items is based on the user profile. The method also includes sending a merchandise recommendation channel request to the server in response to the channel selection corresponding to a merchandise recommendation channel selection and receiving a list of recommended merchandise items from the server. The list of recommended merchandise items is based on the user profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kumar H. Jagtiani, Pradeep K. Bansal, Carroll W. Creswell
  • Publication number: 20140081642
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing synthesized speech in a manner that takes into account the environment where the speech is presented. A method embodiment includes, based on a listening environment and at least one other parameter associated with at least one other parameter, selecting an approach from the plurality of approaches for presenting synthesized speech in a listening environment, presenting synthesized speech according to the selected approach and based on natural language input received from a user indicating that an inability to understand the presented synthesized speech, selecting a second approach from the plurality of approaches and presenting subsequent synthesized speech using the second approach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Rosen, Carroll W. Creswell, Jeffrey J. Farah, Pradeep K. Bansal, Ann K. Syrdal
  • Patent number: 8620668
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing synthesized speech in a manner that takes into account the environment where the speech is presented. A method embodiment includes, based on a listening environment and at least one other parameter associated with at least one other parameter, selecting an approach from the plurality of approaches for presenting synthesized speech in a listening environment, presenting synthesized speech according to the selected approach and based on natural language input received from a user indicating that an inability to understand the presented synthesized speech, selecting a second approach from the plurality of approaches and presenting subsequent synthesized speech using the second approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Rosen, Carroll W. Creswell, Jeffrey J. Farah, Pradeep K. Bansal, Ann K. Syrdal
  • Publication number: 20130340041
    Abstract: A biometric authentication system is disclosed that provides authentication capability using biometric data in connection with a challenge for parties engaging in digital communications such as digital text-oriented, interactive digital communications. End-user systems may be coupled to devices that include biometric data capture devices such as retina scanners, fingerprint recorders, cameras, microphones, ear scanners, DNA profilers, etc., so that biometric data of a communicating party may be captured and used for authentication purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property ll, L.P.
    Inventors: Pradeep K. Bansal, Lee Begeja, Carroll W. Creswell, Jeffrey Farah, Benjamin J. Stern, Jay Wilpon