Patents by Inventor Christopher Baldwin

Christopher Baldwin 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: 20190289429
    Abstract: Wireless communication via a mesh network of connected movable objects is described. A method includes determining, by a device including a processor, a value of a characteristic of a first movable object of movable objects communicatively coupled to a wireless network, wherein the movable objects are automated vehicles, and wherein the determining the value is based on a likelihood of receipt of a message transmitted from the first movable object to a second movable object of the movable objects. The method also includes generating information usable to move the first movable object in a manner that satisfies a defined condition associated with the value. The information can be strength of a wireless communication channel between the first movable object and a second movable object of the movable objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Nikhil S. Marathe
  • Patent number: 10419921
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may obtain presence information associated with a plurality of communication devices of a user, obtain operational capability information and usage profiles for the plurality of communication devices, obtain state information for each of the plurality of communication devices, and adjust a first device persona of a first communication device based on the presence information, the operational capability information, the usage profiles, and the state information. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Publication number: 20190281254
    Abstract: A network-based, e.g., cloud-based, and apparatus based in-call command control for dynamically performing user commands such as voice commands or gesture commands are provided. The result allows for hands free operation of a calling system including one where the user is located separate from a base station, and provides for recognizing both voice and gestural commands. Filtering of commands can be performed dynamically so that commands are not perceived by those participating in the call. Further, the user, who has given the command, can be notified regarding the performance of the requested command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Publication number: 20190277343
    Abstract: A link includes an outer composite portion substantially encircling at least two bearing pockets and a central substantially incompressible portion disposed between the at least two bearing pockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Wayne Baldwin, Ryan T. Ehinger, Jared Mark Paulson, Michael Christopher Burnett, Kyle Thomas Cravener
  • 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: 10387982
    Abstract: Tracking remaining storage capacity of a vehicle using sensors via a wireless system of the vehicle is presented herein. A method can include receiving first data representing an object; receiving second data representing a storage space of a vehicle; and determining, using the first data and the second data, whether the object is capable of placement within the storage space of the vehicle. In an example, the method can further include displaying information representing an order of placements of a set of objects comprising the object, a proposed location for the object, and/or a proposed orientation for the object within the storage space of the vehicle in response to the object being determined to be capable of placement within the storage space of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10349006
    Abstract: A network-based, e.g., cloud-based, and apparatus based in-call command control for dynamically performing user commands such as voice commands or gesture commands are provided. The result allows for hands free operation of a calling system including one where the user is located separate from a base station, and provides for recognizing both voice and gestural commands. Filtering of commands can be performed dynamically so that commands are not perceived by those participating in the call. Further, the user, who has given the command, can be notified regarding the performance of the requested command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10334404
    Abstract: Wireless communication via a mesh network of connected movable objects is described. A method includes determining, by a device including a processor, a value of a characteristic of a first movable object of movable objects communicatively coupled to a wireless network, wherein the movable objects are automated vehicles, and wherein the determining the value is based on a likelihood of receipt of a message transmitted from the first movable object to a second movable object of the movable objects. The method also includes generating information usable to move the first movable object in a manner that satisfies a defined condition associated with the value. The information can be strength of a wireless communication channel between the first movable object and a second movable object of the movable objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Nikhil S Marathe
  • Patent number: 10311482
    Abstract: A method that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, providing a first digital assistant to engage in a first communication exchange with a user of the first communication device where the first digital assistant has a first digital assistant persona that controls information provided by the first digital assistant during communication exchanges, analyzing user input during the first communication exchange, and adjusting the first digital assistant persona based on one or more of the user persona, user deficiency, or promotional offers. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10282774
    Abstract: A chain of establishments provides an online ordering system that allows a customer to order virtual items or services from an online menu. When an order is placed, the customer receives an order code that may then be verified at one of many establishment locations at one of many times to initiate order fulfillment. When the order code is verified at a particular restaurant, a point-of-service (POS) system maps the virtual items associated with the order to actual, in-stock items or services that are available at the particular establishment. The order may then be fulfilled and provided to the customer. One advantage of the disclosed technique is that the customer may pickup the order from any desired establishment location, and is not required to select a particular location when the order is placed. Consequently, the customer is provided with streamlined and flexible order placement and fulfillment experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FISHSIX RC
    Inventors: Jonathan Kaplan, Jay Amando Domingo Llacuna, Stanley Peter Demarta, Christopher Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10281991
    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: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento
  • Patent number: 10276003
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for bone conduction tags. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a device can receive, via a transducer, a vibration signal from a body of a user. The vibration signal can be generated in response to the user interacting with a bone conduction tag. For example, the vibration signal can be generated in response to the user moving one or more fingers across the bone conduction tag. The device can analyze the vibration signal to determine an action that is to be performed. The device can perform the action or can instruct a further device to perform the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento
  • Patent number: 10255418
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining a group of facial objects detected from an image captured by a camera coupled with a media device where the facial objects correspond to a plurality of users, determining authentication information for each of the plurality of users based on the facial objects, and providing the authentication information to a group of content service systems for enabling the media device to access aggregated media services from the group of content service systems. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Publication number: 20190098062
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for distributing communication of a data stream among multiple devices are disclosed. An example first device disclosed herein is to send a request including an alphanumeric sharing code to a distribution system to join a shared connection, the shared connection to distribute communication of a complete data stream among a plurality of devices including the first device, the alphanumeric sharing code to associate the plurality of devices with the shared connection. The example first device is also to receive a first one of a plurality of partial data streams corresponding to a first portion of the complete data stream from the distribution system via a first data connection established in response to the request. The example first device is further to relay the first one of the plurality of partial data streams to the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10237315
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for distributing communication of a data stream among multiple devices are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include receiving, at a first device, a sharing code from a second device, the sharing code to associate multiple devices with a shared connection to be established to distribute communication of a complete data stream among the multiple devices, the multiple devices including the first device. Disclosed example methods also include transmitting a request including the sharing code from the first device to a distribution system to establish a data connection via which the first device is to receive a first partial data stream corresponding to a portion of the complete data stream from the distribution system. Disclosed example methods further include forwarding the first partial data stream from the first device to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10228730
    Abstract: A device includes a flexible display for displaying media; an actuator for changing a shape of the flexible display; and a processor executing a shape determination application to apply a rule to a shape input to determine a desired shape for the flexible display in response to the shape input; the processor generating a command signal and providing the command signal to the actuator to place the flexible display in the desired shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Publication number: 20180367590
    Abstract: A first example device disclosed herein comprises memory including computer readable instructions and a processor to execute the instructions to access a group code and a group size from a second device, the group code to identify a group of devices to be included in a stream splitting session to distribute communication of a data stream, the group size to specify a number of devices included in the group of devices, the group of devices including the first device and the second device. The processor is also to initiate transmission of a request including the group code and the group size to a distribution system to establish the stream splitting session. The processor is further to forward a first portion of the data stream from the distribution system to the second device for aggregation with a second portion of the data stream at the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Bruce Barnes, Wayne Robert Heinmiller, Patrick Kenny, Dolores J. Mallian
  • Publication number: 20180344237
    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: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento
  • Patent number: 10142384
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for distributing communication of a data stream among multiple devices are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include associating, at a distribution system, a sharing code with a shared connection to be established to distribute communication of a complete data stream among multiple devices, the associating of the sharing code with the shared connection being performed in response to a first request received from a first device. Disclosed example methods also include transmitting the sharing code from the distribution system to the first device in response to the first request. Disclosed example methods further include, in response to receiving a second request including the sharing code from a second device, establishing a data connection via which a first partial data stream corresponding to a portion of the complete data stream is to be transmitted from the distribution system to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10108984
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for detecting body language via bone conduction. According to one aspect, a device can detect body language of a user. The device can generate a signal and send the signal to a sensor network connected to a user. The device can receive a modified signal from the sensor network and compare the modified signal to a body language reference model. The device can determine the body language of the user based upon comparing the modified signal to the body language reference model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento