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: 20210321819
    Abstract: Predictive cooking systems and methods are disclosed. A representative system can include a cooking device submergible in a container of fluid and a memory device storing instructions for causing a processor to receive information and determine heater set point temperature and on time. The processor can receive information indicative of one or more characteristics of a food item to be cooked in the fluid and a desired food temperature. The processor can perform a control process that can include sending instructions for controlling a heater, obtaining a temperature measurement of the fluid from a temperature sensor, determining a measurement of power delivered to the heater, determining constants related to corresponding physical characteristics of the fluid and/or the container based on at least one of the temperature measurement and the measurement of power, and determining a food temperature of the food item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Douglas BALDWIN, Kevin KLONOFF, Christopher Charles YOUNG
  • Patent number: 11132918
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles to provide customized cooking instructions to users via a communications device. The user is provided with audio/visual prompts depicting one or more ending characteristics of a food product, such as texture or doneness. The user provides a selection of the one or more ending characteristics according to the user's preferences. A processor-based device determines one or more output food preparation parameters based on the user's selection of the one or more ending characteristics for the food product. The one or more determined output food preparation parameters are provided to a communication device of the user so that the user may cook the food product according to the output food preparation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: BREVILLE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Young, Douglas Baldwin, Michael Natkin, Nelson Timothy Salazar
  • Patent number: 11113301
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for processing location information associated with isolated execution environments and generating metadata for events based on the location information. A system can parse location information of a log file that includes chunks of data associated with an isolated execution environment to identify characteristics of the isolated execution environment. The system can generate events based on the chunks of data and associated the events with metadata generated based on the characteristics of the isolated execution environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Modestino, Zhimin Liang, David Christopher Baldwin, Marc Andre Chéné, Blaine Wastell
  • 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: 11086946
    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: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Publication number: 20210234943
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a customer premises equipment (CPE) device from a data source, media content requested by a media device. The method includes determining, at the CPE device, a number of concurrent media connections to establish to the media device based on a workload of the customer premises device. The method includes establishing the number of concurrent communication connections between the CPE device and the media device. The method also includes sending the media content as data packets via data packet streams to the media device from the customer premises equipment device. A data packet stream of the data packet streams is sent via each communication connection of the concurrent communication connections. Each data packet stream includes less than all data packets of the media content, and the media device processes the data packets received via the data packet streams to generate media content output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Patent number: 11005976
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a customer premises equipment (CPE) device from a data source, media content requested by a media device. The method includes determining, at the CPE device, a number of concurrent media connections to establish to the media device based on a workload of the customer premises device. The method includes establishing the number of concurrent communication connections between the CPE device and the media device. The method also includes sending the media content as data packets via data packet streams to the media device from the customer premises equipment device. A data packet stream of the data packet streams is sent via each communication connection of the concurrent communication connections. Each data packet stream includes less than all data packets of the media content, and the media device processes the data packets received via the data packet streams to generate media content output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 10812965
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may obtain operational capability and state information for at least one communication devices, and provide a usage profile to the communication devices to enable each to adjust a group of device personas, each controlling a function of a group of functions performed by one of the group of communication devices. The system may generate a first device persona based on presence information, operational capability information, other usage profiles of the group of communication devices, and state information, wherein operation of a second communication device of the group is based at least in part on the first device persona. A conflict may be identified between a first function and another function of the group of functions, based on an adjustment to the first device persona and the system may communication with the second communication device to resolve the conflict. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10811001
    Abstract: A network-based, e.g., cloud-based, background expert, is provided for predicting and/or accomplishing a user's goals. Moreover, the system can monitor, in the background, user generated data and/or publicly available data to determine and/or infer a user's goal, with or without an active indication/request from the user. Typically, the user-generated data can include user conversations, such as, but not limited to, speech data in a voice call, text messages, chat dialogues, etc. Further, the system can identify an action or task that facilitates accomplishment of the user goal in real-time. Moreover, the system can automatically perform the action/task and/or request user authorization prior to performing the action/task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10764769
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for direct interaction between an individual and a communication network. Captured data is received of the individual in an environment to be analyzed by a network management computer. The data is captured by network sensors. The network management computer determines that the individual is a subscriber to services of the communication network by identifying the subscriber from the data that has been captured. The subscriber is registered with a network carrier that operates and provides the services on the communication network. The data is obtained without assistance from a subscriber owned device providing the data. The data is analyzed to interpret commands when presented by the subscriber via the network sensors. The commands include gesture commands from the subscriber. An action is performed for the subscriber based on the commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Bruce Barnes, Wayne R. Heinmiller, Patrick Kenny, Shadi Khoshaba, Dolores J. Mallian, Nikhil S. Marathe, Charles M. Stahulak, Michael Towster
  • Patent number: 10762049
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for processing data associated with isolated execution environments. A chunk of data associated with an isolated execution environment can include log data and non-log data. At least a portion of the log data can include log data generated by the isolated execution environment. The system can parse the chunk of data to identify the log data and the non-log data and extract at least a portion of the log data from the chunk of data. The extracted data can be further processed to generate one or more events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Zhimin Liang, Matthew Modestino, David Christopher Baldwin, Marc Andre Chéné, Blaine Wastell
  • Patent number: 10693932
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10694348
    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 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Nikhil S Marathe
  • Patent number: 10687019
    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: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200097510
    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: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin