Patents by Inventor James H. Pratt

James H. Pratt 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: 20190184695
    Abstract: A service is provided over a communication network. Initially, information indicative of physical characteristics of an item specified by a requester is received along with a request to generate a physical three dimensional model for the item. The information is transformed into model data used to generate the three dimensional model. Components for generating the physical three dimensional model are obtained from storage. A physical three dimensional model for the item specified by the remote requestor is generated, and imagery descriptive of the physical three dimensional model is sent to the remote requestor via the communication network. The components used to generate the physical three dimensional model are returned to storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James H. PRATT, Marc Andrew SULLIVAN, Ari CRAINE
  • Patent number: 10324526
    Abstract: A system for adjusting content display orientation on a screen is disclosed. The system may include a processor that may detect both eyes and a body part of a user that is proximal to one or more of the user's eyes. The system may then determine an eye gaze plane based on the positions of the first and second eyes of the user. The eye gaze plane may be determined by identifying a first line of sight extending from the first eye and a second line of sight extending from the second eye. Additionally, the eye gaze plane may bisect a center of the first eye and a center of the second eye of the user. Once the eye gaze plane is determined, the system may adjust the orientation of content displayed on a display device based on the eye gaze plane and on the position of the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Marc A. Sullivan, James H. Pratt, Garrett L. Stettler
  • Publication number: 20190158507
    Abstract: A system for providing layered security is disclosed. In particular, the system may include determining a state of a first device of a device ecosystem and a state of a second device of the device ecosystem. Based on the states of the first and second devices, the system may include calculating a confidence score for the device ecosystem. If the confidence score satisfies a threshold score for enabling access to a selected system, the system may include transmitting an access code to the device ecosystem. Based on the access code, the system may enable the device ecosystem to access the selected system. If, however, the confidence score does not satisfy the threshold score, the system may include requiring the device ecosystem to provide additional authentication information in order to access the selected system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven Belz, James H. Pratt, Marc A. Sullivan
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10245821
    Abstract: A service is provided over a communication network. Initially, information indicative of physical characteristics of an item requested by a requester is received along with a request to generate a physical three dimensional model for the item. The information is transformed into model data used to generate the three dimensional model. Components for generating the physical three dimensional model are obtained from storage. A physical three dimensional model for the item specified by the remote requestor is generated, and imagery descriptive of the physical three dimensional model to the remote requestor via the communication network, and returning the components used to generate the physical three dimensional model to storage after the imagery of the physical three dimensional model is sent to the remote requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James H. Pratt, Marc Andrew Sullivan, Ari Craine
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190051149
    Abstract: An ultrasonic source controlled by a controller to cause the ultrasonic source to emit one or more sound pulses in a direction of a surface in order to obtain one or more reflected sound pulses that are used to determine one or more properties of the surface. The ultrasonic source receives one or more control signals based on the one or more properties of the surface that are determined. Further, the ultrasonic source emits one or more ultrasonic sound waves in the direction of the surface based upon the one or more control signals. The one or more ultrasonic sound waves exert a force which causes visible particles to move to modify an opacity of the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James H. PRATT, Ari CRAINE, Garrett STETTLER, Marc Andrew SULLIVAN
  • Patent number: 10200380
    Abstract: A system for providing layered security is disclosed. In particular, the system may include determining a state of a first device of a device ecosystem and a state of a second device of the device ecosystem. Based on the states of the first and second devices, the system may include calculating a confidence score for the device ecosystem. If the confidence score satisfies a threshold score for enabling access to a selected system, the system may include transmitting an access code to the device ecosystem. Based on the access code, the system may enable the device ecosystem to access the selected system. If, however, the confidence score does not satisfy the threshold score, the system may include requiring the device ecosystem to provide additional authentication information in order to access the selected system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven Belz, James H. Pratt, Marc A. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10187254
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products predict emotional moods. Predicted moods may then be used to configure devices and machinery. A communications device may be configured to a mood of a user. A car may adjust to the mood of an operator. Even assembly lines may be configured, based on the mood of operators. Machinery and equipment may thus adopt performance and safety precautions that account for varying moods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Li, Troy C. Meuninck, Robert Raymond Miller, II, James H. Pratt, Horst J. Schroeter, Behzad Shahraray
  • Patent number: 10163368
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for acoustic representations of environments. A processor can execute an acoustic representation service. The processor can receive a request to provide acoustic representation data to a device. The processor can obtain input data from the device. The input data can include captured data. The processor can analyze the input data to recognize an object represented in or by the input data and a path associated with the object. The processor can generate acoustic representation data representing the object and the path, and provide the acoustic representation data to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intelllectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Randolph Wohlert, Milap V. Majmundar, Aaron Bangor, James H. Pratt, Guido Corona
  • Patent number: 10163055
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products provide interfaces between intrahost networks and interhost networks within biological hosts. Neuroregional translations are performed to route communications to and from the biological hosts. Bioregional translations may also be performed to route communications to and from the biological hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Li, Troy C. Meuninck, Robert Raymond Miller, II, James H. Pratt, Horst J. Schroeter, Behzad Shahraray
  • Patent number: 10158730
    Abstract: Methods and computer-readable media for providing a recommendation and for rerouting calls are disclosed. For example, a method detects updated status information regarding a contact of a user and determines whether the updated status information signifies an event of interest. When the updated information is determined to signify an event of interest, the method provides to a device of the user a recommendation that the user should communicate with the contact. The recommendation includes an indication of the event of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Johnson, Larry B. Pearson, James H. Pratt, Randolph Wohlert
  • Patent number: 10134273
    Abstract: An ultrasonic source controlled by a controller to cause the ultrasonic source to emit one or more sound pulses in a direction of a surface in order to obtain one or more reflected sound pulses that are used to determine one or more properties of the surface. The ultrasonic source receives one or more control signals based on the one or more properties of the surface that are determined. Further, the ultrasonic source emits one or more ultrasonic sound waves in the direction of the surface based upon the one or more control signals. The one or more ultrasonic sound waves exert a force which causes visible particles within a region proximate the surface to move to achieve a desired appearance with respect to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James H. Pratt, Ari Craine, Garrett Stettler, Marc Andrew Sullivan
  • 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: 20180314757
    Abstract: Directional sound location is used to determine security events of a security system. A sound sensor reports a vector direction to a sound source of an acoustic signal. If the vector direction is historically observed at similar times, then perhaps the sound source is not considered a security event. However, if the vector direction is unknown or unfamiliar, the security system may infer the security event and notify emergency services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: James H. Pratt, Steven Belz, Michael Lattanzi, Constance Missimer
  • Publication number: 20180284773
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring a monitored space include producing a first audio signal from received acoustic energy. The first audio signal is then processed against a whitelist of acoustic profiles and, based on lack of substantial correspondence with any of the acoustic profiles, a drone is navigated toward an apparent position of an apparent source. While in-flight, additional acoustic energy is received and a second audio signal is produced from the additional acoustic energy. The second audio signal is processed against the whitelist and, based on lack of substantial correspondence with any of the acoustic profiles of the whitelist, an investigate mode of the drone is initiated. The investigate mode includes notifying a remote monitor and supplying the remote monitor with an audiovisual feed. Responsive to a characterization by the remote monitor, an entry of the whitelist may be updated, added or replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: James H. Pratt, Gregory Edwards
  • Publication number: 20180277136
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a device from a first media device, audio data and image information. The audio information indicates vibrations of an object caused by sound in a vicinity of the object. The method includes generating, at the device, an audio signal based on the audio data. The method includes transmitting the audio signal from the device to a second media device conditioned upon a quality of the audio signal satisfying a threshold. Conditioned upon the quality of the audio signal failing to satisfy the threshold, the method further includes generating audio information based on the vibrations, generating audio content associated with the first media device from the audio information, and transmitting the audio content from the device to the second media device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: James H. Pratt, Michael Lattanzi, Steven Belz, Constance Missimer
  • Publication number: 20180247354
    Abstract: A method may include a processor obtaining an authorization to identify electronic purchase confirmation messages in a plurality of electronic messages for a user and to maintain a user purchase profile of the user. The processor may collect the plurality of electronic messages for the user, identifying the electronic purchase confirmation messages in the plurality of electronic messages, and determine a purchase category and a purchase amount from each of the electronic purchase confirmation messages that is identified. The processor may further obtain a verification of the purchase category that is determined from each of the electronic purchase confirmation messages that is identified, update the user purchase profile in accordance with the purchase category and the purchase amount from each of the electronic purchase confirmation messages that is identified, and perform an automated action in accordance with the user purchase profile that is updated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: James H. PRATT, Wiley Wilkins
  • 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