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).

  • Patent number: 12010406
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving information about a content item of interest to a content consumer, determining a context of the content consumer, curating a summary segment for the content consumer based on the context of the content consumer, and presenting the summary segment to the content consumer at a context-appropriate time and in a context-appropriate manner to orient the content consumer to the content item of interest at a current viewing time of the content consumer. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Taylor Gift, James H. Pratt, Barkha Pathik Patel, Michael Gonzales
  • Patent number: 11999512
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that has a processing system including a processor; and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, including receiving a request for an observation of an overhead viewing area from an observer location; discovering an interference of a satellite with the observation of the overhead viewing area; determining possible solutions to the interference; selecting a solution of the possible solutions; receiving the observation from one or more satellites responding to the solution selected; and providing a response to the request including the observation received. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, James H. Pratt
  • Patent number: 11995739
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving information about an augmented reality (AR) environment which includes a plurality of objects and a user participating in the AR environment, the user viewing the AR environment through a user equipment, receiving context information for the AR environment, identifying a diminished reality (DR) object of the plurality of objects, wherein the identifying is responsive to the context information, modifying the AR environment to render the DR object invisible to the user viewing the AR environment through user equipment, monitoring movement of one or more objects of the AR environment including the DR object, and modifying visibility of the DR object to the user viewing the AR environment through user equipment as a notification of a possible collision between the user and the DR object, wherein the modifying is responsive to detecting a risk of collision. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Terrel Michael LeCesne, Eric Zavesky, Jason Allen DeCuir, James H. Pratt
  • Publication number: 20240144571
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving avatar definition information from a user, the avatar definition information defining aspects of a user avatar to represent the user in an immersive experience in a first metaverse; activating the user avatar in the first metaverse, the user avatar defined according to the avatar definition information; and activating the user avatar in a second metaverse, the user avatar representing the user in the second metaverse, the user avatar defined in the second metaverse according to the avatar definition information, the activating the user avatar in the second metaverse being responsive to a request from the user to change from the first metaverse to the second metaverse. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, James H. Pratt, Nigel Bradley
  • Patent number: 11957526
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products monitor a person's regimen for medicinal and dietary restrictions. When the person's regimen requires a liquid medication or supplement, an oral instrument is commanded to dispense a dosage of fluid. The oral instrument stores a reservoir of the fluid. If the oral instrument is a spoon, for example, the spoon may automatically dispense cough syrup or other medicine. A toothbrush, likewise, may automatically dispense mouthwash. A sensor may confirm presence of the oral instrument in the person's mouth, thus ensuring the dosage of fluid is ingested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    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
  • Publication number: 20240040495
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device comprising: a processing system including a processor; and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising: receiving from user equipment an indication that a user has been authenticated by the user equipment via a biometric process; responsive to the receiving of the indication, obtaining user profile data associated with the user; responsive to the receiving the user profile data, selecting a first service provider from among a plurality of service providers; and routing communications between the first service provider and the user equipment. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James H. Pratt, Yupeng Jia, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20240007210
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a machine-readable medium with executable instructions that facilitate performance of operations by a processor including receiving a registration for a trajectory of a satellite; estimating a zone of occupancy at a future time for the satellite; determining an interference of the satellite from the zone of occupancy at the future time; determining a deconfliction for minimizing or eliminating the interference; and sending the deconfliction to a controller of the satellite. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, James H. Pratt, Nigel Bradley, David Crawford Gibbon, Timothy Innes
  • Publication number: 20230359781
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, dividing a feature range of a feature into a plurality of subsets that span the feature range, calculating an average target variable value for each subset of the plurality of subsets, resulting in a plurality of average target variable values, and estimating a measure of feature significance with respect to a target variable by determining a difference between a maximum average target variable value and a minimum average target variable value in the plurality of average target variable values. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vladimir Sevastyanov, Abhay Dabholkar, Rakhi Gupta, James H. Pratt, Nikhlesh Agrawal
  • Patent number: 11799571
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a machine-readable medium with executable instructions that facilitate performance of operations by a processor including receiving a registration for a trajectory of a satellite; estimating a zone of occupancy at a future time for the satellite; determining an interference of the satellite from the zone of occupancy at the future time; determining a deconfliction for minimizing or eliminating the interference; and sending the deconfliction to a controller of the satellite. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, James H. Pratt, Nigel Bradley, David Crawford Gibbon, Timothy Innes
  • Patent number: 11800186
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining image information via a communication network from equipment of a video producer; analyzing the image information to identify video content segments, to detect one or more objects, and/or to determine a tonality of at least one of the video content segments; obtaining preferences regarding editing the video content segments; editing the video content segments in accordance with the preferences using an algorithm executing on a processing system; generating an edited video based on the editing; providing the edited video to equipment of audience members, generating success metrics for the edited video; and modifying the algorithm in accordance with the success metrics. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Emily Williams, James H. Pratt
  • Publication number: 20230308453
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting communications between a source device and a destination device, wherein the communications relate to a particular context and are facilitated over a first network associated with the destination device, determining a state or trust level for the particular context based on reference data, detecting a change in behavior of the source device, updating the state or trust level based on the detecting the change in behavior of the source device, resulting in an updated state or trust level, identifying a loss of trust condition based on the updated state or trust level, restricting communications between the source device and the destination device, and performing a trust rebuild process in an attempt to address the loss of trust condition and to enable the source device to resume communications with the destination device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicants: AT&T Global Network Services Belgium Luxembourg SPRL, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Catherine Lefèvre, James H. Pratt, Eric Zavesky, Christophe Closset, Gervais-Martial Ngueko
  • Publication number: 20230252073
    Abstract: A monitored space is monitored including the production of 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 12, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: James H. Pratt, Gregory Edwards
  • Publication number: 20230252686
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving information about an augmented reality (AR) environment which includes a plurality of objects and a user participating in the AR environment, the user viewing the AR environment through a user equipment, receiving context information for the AR environment, identifying a diminished reality (DR) object of the plurality of objects, wherein the identifying is responsive to the context information, modifying the AR environment to render the DR object invisible to the user viewing the AR environment through user equipment, monitoring movement of one or more objects of the AR environment including the DR object, and modifying visibility of the DR object to the user viewing the AR environment through user equipment as a notification of a possible collision between the user and the DR object, wherein the modifying is responsive to detecting a risk of collision. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Terrel Michael LeCesne, Eric Zavesky, Jason Allen DeCuir, James H. Pratt
  • Patent number: 11657852
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining, at a first location, media content capturing an event occurring at a capture location. The media content is analyzed proximal to the first location to obtain an analysis result, a context of the event is determined, and a rule is applied according to the context to obtain a rule application. The media content is modified according to the rule application to obtain a modified media content adapted for distribution to a media consumer at a second location, while preventing distribution of the media content for consumption by the media consumer. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, James H. Pratt
  • Patent number: 11657086
    Abstract: A monitored space is monitored including the production of 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: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James H. Pratt, Gregory Edwards
  • Publication number: 20230144212
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a first user associated with a first mobile device, and determining a first user type associated with the first user. Further embodiments can include identifying a first identity associated with the first user based on the first user type and identifying a second identity associated with the first user based on the first user type. Additional embodiments can include providing first alternate content to the first mobile device to mask the first identity and providing second alternate content to the first mobile device associated with the second identity. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2023
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I.L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Cassioppi, Eric Zavesky, James H. Pratt
  • Publication number: 20230127084
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method operating at a processing system including a processor, including detecting a difference between current biometric information of a user and target biometric information of the user exceeding a threshold at a performance event of the user to identify a biometric deficiency, detecting an absence of a desired environmental component for the user at the performance event, selecting a remediation experience responsive to the detecting the biometric deficiency and the detecting the absence of the desired environmental component, facilitating presentation of the remediation experience to the user at the performance event to generate a modified performance by the user, and adjusting the presentation of the remediation experience to the user at a termination of the performance event. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James H. Pratt, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20230120629
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining quality of experience (QoE) information associated with a service from each communication device of a first group of communication devices over a communication network resulting in a group of QoE information. Each communication device of the first group of communication devices generates biometric information resulting in a group of biometric information. Each communication device of the first group of communication devices determines the QoE information based on the biometric information. Further embodiments include generating a group of QoE metrics associated with the service based on the group of QoE information, and adjusting an allocation of first network resources associated with the service based on the group of QoE metrics. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, James H. Pratt, Eric Zavesky, Roger Wickes
  • Publication number: 20230072128
    Abstract: An example method includes presenting a remote broadcast event by delivering content from a first user endpoint device to a plurality of user endpoint devices of a plurality of audience members, estimating reactions of the audience members, based on streams of data received from the plurality of user endpoint devices, grouping the audience members into a plurality of groups, based on the reactions, wherein each group of the plurality of groups is associated with a different reaction, and wherein each audience member who is a member of the each group was estimated to demonstrate a common reaction of the plurality of reactions, wherein the common reaction is associated with the each group, selecting, for a first group, a first audience member from the first group to be representative of the first group, and presenting, to the first user endpoint device, an image of the first audience member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: Wiley Wilkins, James H. Pratt, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 11564085
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a first user associated with a first mobile device, and determining a first user type associated with the first user. Further embodiments can include identifying a first identity associated with the first user based on the first user type and identifying a second identity associated with the first user based on the first user type. Additional embodiments can include providing first alternate content to the first mobile device to mask the first identity and providing second alternate content to the first mobile device associated with the second identity. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Cassioppi, Eric Zavesky, James H. Pratt