Patents by Inventor Christian Kuhtz

Christian Kuhtz 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: 10213696
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products adapt gaming applications to participants. Should one of the participants be a minor, for example, the gaming application may adapt to scenarios that are appropriate for minors. Similarly, the gaming application may adapt to customs associated with a country of a participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Barrett M. Kreiner, Steven A. Wright, Christian Kuhtz, Samuel N. Zellner, Robert J. Starr
  • Publication number: 20160121222
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products adapt gaming applications to participants. Should one of the participants be a minor, for example, the gaming application may adapt to scenarios that are appropriate for minors. Similarly, the gaming application may adapt to customs associated with a country of a participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Barrett M. Kreiner, Steven A. Wright, Christian Kuhtz, Samuel N. Zellner, Robert J. Starr
  • Patent number: 9262046
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products adapt gaming applications to participants. Should one of the participants be a minor, for example, the gaming application may adapt to scenarios that are appropriate for minors. Similarly, the gaming application may adapt to customs associated with a country of a participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, LP
    Inventors: Barrett M. Kreiner, Steven A. Wright, Christian Kuhtz, Samuel N. Zellner, Robert J. Starr
  • Patent number: 8651868
    Abstract: Data from live events is incorporated into virtual simulations and games. The data may be obtained from various sensors and transferred over a network. However, should one of the participants be a threat, then portions of the virtual simulations and games may be disabled to protect the other participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Barrett M. Kreiner, Steven A. Wright, Christian Kuhtz
  • Publication number: 20130263005
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products adapt gaming applications to participants. Should one of the participants be a minor, for example, the gaming application may adapt to scenarios that are appropriate for minors. Similarly, the gaming application may adapt to customs associated with a country of a participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Barrett M. Kreiner, Steven A. Wright, Christian Kuhtz, Samuel N. Zellner, Robert J. Starr
  • Patent number: 8514980
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing bandwidth adjustment. The disclosed systems and methods may include receiving an input signal having at least one attribute and an input bandwidth. Furthermore, the disclosed systems and methods may include producing a first adjusted signal. The first adjusted signal may comprise the input signal with a first adjusted bandwidth. The first adjusted bandwidth may comprise the input bandwidth adjusted based on the at least one attribute and at least one first preference. In addition, the disclosed systems and methods may include providing the first adjusted signal to a first end use device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christian Kuhtz
  • Patent number: 8441501
    Abstract: A method and system for adapting a virtual setting to a participant includes launching a simulation program on a computing device, evaluating a virtual profile of the participant and presenting scenarios within the virtual setting appropriate for said participant based on said evaluation, wherein at least a predetermined aspect of the virtual setting is available to the participant regardless of a result of said evaluation and the virtual setting corresponds to the simulation program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Barrett M. Kreiner, Steven A. Wright, Christian Kuhtz, Samuel N. Zellner, Robert J. Starr
  • Publication number: 20120314763
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing bandwidth adjustment. The disclosed systems and methods may include receiving an input signal having at least one attribute and an input bandwidth. Furthermore, the disclosed systems and methods may include producing a first adjusted signal. The first adjusted signal may comprise the input signal with a first adjusted bandwidth. The first adjusted bandwidth may comprise the input bandwidth adjusted based on the at least one attribute and at least one first preference. In addition, the disclosed systems and methods may include providing the first adjusted signal to a first end use device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. via transfer from BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation
    Inventor: Christian Kuhtz
  • Publication number: 20120295678
    Abstract: Data from live events is incorporated into virtual simulations and games. The data may be obtained from various sensors and transferred over a network. However, should one of the participants be a threat, then portions of the virtual simulations and games may be disabled to protect the other participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Barrett M. Kreiner, Steven A. Wright, Christian Kuhtz
  • Patent number: 8259861
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing bandwidth adjustment. The disclosed systems and methods may include receiving an input signal having at least one attribute and an input bandwidth. Furthermore, the disclosed systems and methods may include producing a first adjusted signal. The first adjusted signal may comprise the input signal with a first adjusted bandwidth. The first adjusted bandwidth may comprise the input bandwidth adjusted based on the at least one attribute and at least one first preference. In addition, the disclosed systems and methods may include providing the first adjusted signal to a first end use device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christian Kuhtz
  • Patent number: 8257084
    Abstract: A method and system for providing substantially real-time data into a virtual setting comprises launching a simulation program on a computing device, receiving data gathered from a live event, accessing the data by the computing device and incorporating at least a portion of the accessed data into the simulation program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Barrett M. Kreiner, Steven A. Wright, Christian Kuhtz
  • Patent number: 7788081
    Abstract: A method of communicating data from a virtual setting to a real-time communication device includes launching a simulation program on a computing device, activating a communication object within the simulation program, selecting data from the simulation program and submitting the selected data to the real-time communication device over a communication link wherein a communication address is associated with the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Barrett M. Kreiner, Steven A. Wright, Christian Kuhtz
  • Publication number: 20060222110
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing bandwidth adjustment. The disclosed systems and methods may include receiving an input signal having at least one attribute and an input bandwidth. Furthermore, the disclosed systems and methods may include producing a first adjusted signal. The first adjusted signal may comprise the input signal with a first adjusted bandwidth. The first adjusted bandwidth may comprise the input bandwidth adjusted based on the at least one attribute and at least one first preference. In addition, the disclosed systems and methods may include providing the first adjusted signal to a first end use device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventor: Christian Kuhtz