Patents by Inventor Greg W. Edwards

Greg W. Edwards 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: 10264512
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a location of at least on of a plurality of electronic devices within an area of interest. The method includes, based on at least the location of the at least one of the plurality of electronic devices, determining signal strength at a plurality of points within the area of interest. The method includes providing a modification of the area of interest to improve the signal strength at one of the plurality of points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Steven Belz, Constance Missimer, Greg W. Edwards, James H. Pratt, Michael Lattanzi
  • Publication number: 20190098101
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for modifying a behavior of a user are disclosed. For example, the method determines a baseline of a behavior to be modified for a user, the baseline comprising at least one triggering event that is established for the behavior to be modified and at least one action to be taken when the at least one triggering event is detected, detects the at least one triggering event that is established for the behavior to be modified for the user, identifies the at least one action to be performed when the at least one triggering event is detected, and performs the at least action that is identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Marc Andrew Sullivan, Greg W. Edwards, James H. Pratt
  • Patent number: 10212235
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure include, for example, selecting a first communication device of the plurality of communication devices to analyze activities of the first communication device, presenting at a device activity information associated with the activities of the first communication device, facilitating an exchange of messages between the device and the first communication device, receiving a request from the device to transfer control of the first communication device to the device responsive to the device receiving an unsatisfactory response from the first communication device, and receiving control information from the device to adjust an operational aspect of the first communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven M. Belz, Greg W. Edwards, Marc Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10142792
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, presenting, in a map, an interaction region associated with a user, where the interaction region is determined according to a current location, an activity, a predicted future location, and a predicted future activity of the second user, and according to a relationship between the user and another users, where the interaction region represents a geographic area in which the user is determined to be available to meet with the other user. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Greg W. Edwards, Michael Lattanzi, Constance Missimer, James Pratt
  • Patent number: 10129348
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for modifying a behavior of a user are disclosed. For example, the method determines a baseline of a behavior to be modified for a user, the baseline comprising at least one triggering event that is established for the behavior to be modified and at least one action to be taken when the at least one triggering event is detected, detects the at least one triggering event that is established for the behavior to be modified for the user, identifies the at least one action to be performed when the at least one triggering event is detected, and performs the at least action that is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Marc Andrew Sullivan, Greg W. Edwards, James H. Pratt
  • Publication number: 20180324896
    Abstract: A device, non-transitory computer-readable medium, and method for disengaging a corrective action via a wearable unit are disclosed. In one example, a processor may receive a movement model for a type of motion of a user, collect sensor data associated with the type of motion of the user from a plurality of sensors of a wearable unit, and determine that the sensor data is not in accordance with the movement model. The processor may further provide a corrective action via the wearable unit in accordance with the movement model when it is determined that the sensor data is not in accordance with the movement model, detect a triggering condition for disengaging the corrective action, and disengage the corrective action when the triggering condition is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: James H. Pratt, Greg W. Edwards, Michael Lattanzi, Constance Missimer
  • Publication number: 20180232498
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for regulating a user's eating habits. For instance, in one example, a food-related event is detected in the user's vicinity. A response to the food-related event is determined in accordance with a preference of the user. A feedback action is then initiated to evoke a user reaction to the food-related event that is consistent with the response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Greg W. Edwards, James H. Pratt
  • Publication number: 20180206725
    Abstract: Devices, computer-readable media and methods for affecting mental states of a first user and a second user are disclosed. For example, a processor may receive first biometric data for a first user, quantify a mental state of the first user based upon the first biometric data, receive second biometric data for a second user, and quantify a mental state of the second user based upon the second biometric data. The processor may further select a first automated action to affect the mental state of the first user and the mental state of the second user, and implement the first automated action to affect the mental state of the first user and the mental state of the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Sarah P. Everett, Greg W. Edwards, Marc Andrew Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10015840
    Abstract: A device, non-transitory computer-readable medium, and method for disengaging a corrective action via a wearable unit are disclosed. In one example, a processor may receive a movement model for a type of motion of a user, collect sensor data associated with the type of motion of the user from a plurality of sensors of a wearable unit, and determine that the sensor data is not in accordance with the movement model. The processor may further provide a corrective action via the wearable unit in accordance with the movement model when it is determined that the sensor data is not in accordance with the movement model, detect a triggering condition for disengaging the corrective action, and disengage the corrective action when the triggering condition is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: James H. Pratt, Greg W. Edwards, Michael Lattanzi, Constance Missimer
  • Publication number: 20180103506
    Abstract: A device, non-transitory computer-readable medium, and method for disengaging a corrective action via a wearable unit are disclosed. In one example, a processor may receive a movement model for a type of motion of a user, collect sensor data associated with the type of motion of the user from a plurality of sensors of a wearable unit, and determine that the sensor data is not in accordance with the movement model. The processor may further provide a corrective action via the wearable unit in accordance with the movement model when it is determined that the sensor data is not in accordance with the movement model, detect a triggering condition for disengaging the corrective action, and disengage the corrective action when the triggering condition is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: James H. Pratt, Greg W. Edwards, Michael Lattanzi, Constance Missimer
  • Publication number: 20170318519
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a location of at least on of a plurality of electronic devices within an area of interest. The method includes, based on at least the location of the at least one of the plurality of electronic devices, determining signal strength at a plurality of points within the area of interest. The method includes providing a modification of the area of interest to improve the signal strength at one of the plurality of points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Belz, Constance Missimer, Greg W. Edwards, James H. Pratt, Michael Lattanzi
  • Patent number: 9763285
    Abstract: A device, non-transitory computer-readable medium, and method for disengaging a corrective action via a wearable unit are disclosed. In one example, a processor may receive a movement model for a type of motion of a user, collect sensor data associated with the type of motion of the user from a plurality of sensors of a wearable unit, and determine that the sensor data is not in accordance with the movement model. The processor may further provide a corrective action via the wearable unit in accordance with the movement model when it is determined that the sensor data is not in accordance with the movement model, detect a triggering condition for disengaging the corrective action, and disengage the corrective action when the triggering condition is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: James H. Pratt, Greg W. Edwards, Michael Lattanzi, Constance Missimer
  • Patent number: 9723494
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a location of at least on of a plurality of electronic devices within an area of interest. The method includes, based on at least the location of the at least one of the plurality of electronic devices, determining signal strength at a plurality of points within the area of interest. The method includes providing a modification of the area of interest to improve the signal strength at one of the plurality of points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Steven Belz, Constance Missimer, Greg W. Edwards, James H. Pratt, Michael Lattanzi
  • Publication number: 20170171715
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, presenting, in a map, an interaction region associated with a user, where the interaction region is determined according to a current location, an activity, a predicted future location, and a predicted future activity of the second user, and according to a relationship between the user and another users, where the interaction region represents a geographic area in which the user is determined to be available to meet with the other user. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Greg W. Edwards, Michael Lattanzi, Constance Missimer, James Pratt
  • Publication number: 20170169189
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving nutritional information are disclosed. For example, the method receives a profile of a user, receives over the communications network, grocery information on one or more grocery items at one or more locations of the user, receives over the communications network, ingestion information on ingestion by the user of at least one grocery item from the one or more grocery items, generates nutritional information, wherein the nutritional information is determined by performing an analysis based on the profile of the user, the grocery information, and the ingestion information, and provides over the communications network, the nutritional information, to an endpoint device of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: STEVEN BELZ, Greg W. Edwards, Michael Lattanzi, Constance Missimer, James H. Pratt
  • Publication number: 20170163750
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for modifying a behavior of a user are disclosed. For example, the method determines a baseline of a behavior to be modified for a user, the baseline comprising at least one triggering event that is established for the behavior to be modified and at least one action to be taken when the at least one triggering event is detected, detects the at least one triggering event that is established for the behavior to be modified for the user, identifies the at least one action to be performed when the at least one triggering event is detected, and performs the at least action that is identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: MARC ANDREW SULLIVAN, Greg W. Edwards, James H. Pratt
  • Patent number: 9671852
    Abstract: A system and process that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, transitioning a processor from a high-power consumption state to a low-power consumption state, wherefrom return to the high-power consumption state includes a boot process. Future demand for operation of the processor in the high-power consumption state is predicted, while the processor is in the low-power consumption state. The processor is transitioned from the low-power consumption state to the high-power consumption state in response to predicting future demand for operation of the processor in the high-power consumption state. Such transition of the processor from the low-power consumption state to the high-power consumption state sufficiently precedes actual demand for operation of the processor in the high-power consumption state so as to avoid perceptible user delay. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Marc Sullivan, Greg W. Edwards, Kurt M. Joseph
  • Patent number: 9668103
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, presenting, in a map, an interaction region associated with a user, where the interaction region is determined according to a current location, an activity, a predicted future location, and a predicted future activity of the second user, and according to a relationship between the user and another users, where the interaction region represents a geographic area in which the user is determined to be available to meet with the other user. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Greg W. Edwards, Michael Lattanzi, Constance Missimer, James Pratt
  • Publication number: 20170127289
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a location of at least on of a plurality of electronic devices within an area of interest. The method includes, based on at least the location of the at least one of the plurality of electronic devices, determining signal strength at a plurality of points within the area of interest. The method includes providing a modification of the area of interest to improve the signal strength at one of the plurality of points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Belz, Constance Missimer, Greg W. Edwards, James H. Pratt, Michael Lattanzi
  • Publication number: 20170064002
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure include, for example, selecting a first communication device of the plurality of communication devices to analyze activities of the first communication device, presenting at a device activity information associated with the activities of the first communication device, facilitating an exchange of messages between the device and the first communication device, receiving a request from the device to transfer control of the first communication device to the device responsive to the device receiving an unsatisfactory response from the first communication device, and receiving control information from the device to adjust an operational aspect of the first communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: STEVEN M. BELZ, GREG W. EDWARDS, MARC SULLIVAN