Patents by Inventor Jeremy Fix

Jeremy Fix 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: 10321330
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to supplement network coverage with a fleet of autonomous drones are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include configuring a first drone with information specifying a size and a target location associated with the coverage area. Disclosed example methods also include, when the first drone reaches the target location, monitoring for communication signals to determine whether a first coverage zone provided by the first drone and a second coverage zone provided by a second drone in a fleet of drones overlap. Disclosed example methods further include autonomously adjusting a position of the first drone to maintain overlapping of the first coverage zone provided by the first drone with the coverage area, but to reduce an amount of overlap of the first coverage zone with the second coverage zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Juliette Zerick, Eugene H. Rascle, Jr., Jeremy Fix
  • Publication number: 20190141395
    Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, accessing, by a system comprising a processor, a content display configuration corresponding to a plurality of feed selections from a plurality of media content feeds, a plurality of display selections from a plurality of available displays, and a plurality of pairing selections assigning each feed selection of the plurality of feed selections to at least one display selection of the plurality of display selections, and transmitting a plurality of displayable content streams according to the content display configuration. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Jeremy Fix, Zachary Meredith
  • Patent number: 10261832
    Abstract: A sorter receives a list of elements to be sorted. An element of the list is supplied to a selected one of a plurality of processing units to be processed. The selected one of the processing units sends the element to one of a plurality of list element cells, which rank orders the elements among other elements in the same list element storage as well as storing the position of each element from the original list. Each of the plurality of list element cells processes and stores a different range of element values. The element being processed is stored in sorted order in the list element cell that has an element value range that encompasses the value of the element of the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sheldon K. Meredith, William C. Cottrill, Jeremy Fix
  • Patent number: 10257585
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving registration information indicating a plurality of registered communication devices in proximity to a set-top box, the plurality of registered communication devices being registered according to a communication exchange between the set-top box and each of the plurality of registered communication devices, identifying a group of users associated with the plurality of registered communication devices, and determining characteristics for the group of users according to the identifying of the group of users, correlating the characteristics for the group of users, selecting a directed advertisement according to the correlating of the characteristics, and providing the directed advertisement to the set-top box for presentation. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Fix, Sheldon Kent Meredith, Juliette Zerick
  • Publication number: 20190075185
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing and/or interacting with a profile verification service. A processor executing a profile verification service can receive a request to verify a user profile associated with a user of a social networking application. The processor can identify a computing device associated with the user profile, obtain location data that relates to the user profile and the computing device, and identify an activity associated with the computing device based upon the location data. The processor can determine if the user profile is accurate based upon the activity identified. If a determination is made that the user profile is accurate, the processor can verify the user profile. If a determination is made that the user profile is not accurate, the processor can update the user profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: David Patterson, Jeremy Fix, Sheldon Kent Meredith
  • Patent number: 10225816
    Abstract: Downlink signal strength measurements from base stations (BSs) are reported by mobile devices to facilitate mobile device locating. A system receives the signal strength information and determines whether the mobile device is within a selected distance from any of the BSs in response to detecting that signal strength information for one of the BSs is greater than a predefined value. The system determines an area over which to search for the mobile device if the system fails to detect that the signal strength information for any of the BSs is greater than the predefined value. The area over which the search is performed is an intersection of all regions determined by the signal strengths of the BSs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Jeremy Fix, Mario Kosseifi
  • Patent number: 10219115
    Abstract: More efficient mobile device location data can be obtained by estimating a most likely location point in a coverage pattern using a kernel density estimation technique. The kernel density estimation technique can provide a continuous estimate of the most frequented locations of a mobile device(s) within a coverage area. For each wireless sector, the collected location data can grouped to the closest geographic coordinate system, and an inference can be made based on the grouped data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Rudolph Mappus, Jeremy Fix, Ravishankar Doejode, James Morgan White
  • Publication number: 20190045253
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, at a broadcast image processor, from a single broadcast event, a plurality of camera feeds, wherein the camera feeds each comprise an image of the single broadcast event from a different angle, providing, by the broadcast image processor, a summary of the plurality of camera feeds to a media processor, receiving, by the broadcast image processor, a request to select a requested angle from among the plurality of camera feeds from the media processor, and creating, by the broadcast image processor, a custom view from the plurality of camera feeds according to the request for the media processor. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Jeremy Fix
  • Patent number: 10200808
    Abstract: Methods and devices for determining a number of mobile devices travelling from a first location to a second location are disclosed. A method includes determining a first subset of mobile location records associated with the first location, determining mobile device identifiers associated with the first subset, and modifying mobile location records in the first subset by replacing a mobile device identifier contained in each mobile location record with a new identifier of the first subset. The method may then determine a second subset of mobile location records associated with the second location, modify mobile location records in the second subset by replacing a mobile device identifier contained in each mobile location record with a new identifier of the first subset, and determine a number of mobile devices that travelled from the first location to the second location based upon the new identifier of the first subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Mark Austin, Jeremy Fix
  • Patent number: 10194205
    Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, accessing, by a system comprising a processor, a content display configuration corresponding to a plurality of feed selections from a plurality of media content feeds, a plurality of display selections from a plurality of available displays, and a plurality of pairing selections assigning each feed selection of the plurality of feed selections to at least one display selection of the plurality of display selections, and transmitting a plurality of displayable content streams according to the content display configuration. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Jeremy Fix, Zachary Meredith
  • Publication number: 20190028140
    Abstract: Detection of a confusion caused by scrambling code reuse is provided herein. Timing measurements, as observed by a mobile device, and an identification of primary scrambling codes associated with the timing measurements are captured. The timing measurements are identified by the primary scrambling codes for the particular radio measured. The mobile device also reports its location information. Radios for which timing measurements have been received are paired. Based on the paired radios and a history of observed time difference reference values for radio pairs, comparisons are made between paired radios having at least one common radio. Radios, exhibiting a set of values that is near an expected range, are removed from the analysis. Radios, exhibiting two sets of values that are distinct, are isolated in order to identify the radio that is causing the scrambling code confusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jeremy Fix, Sheldon Kent Meredith, Rick Tipton
  • Publication number: 20190014383
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, generating parental control information for each of a plurality of users according to options selected from a plurality of media program tags retrieved from a library, detecting a first user of the plurality of users according to biometric information of the first user, identifying the parental control information associated with the first user, tuning to a first media channel responsive to receiving a first request, receiving in the first media channel a first media program tag associated with a first media program, and enabling presentation of the first media program at a presentation device responsive to detecting from the parental control information associated with the first user that the first media program tag is included in a first list of unrestricted media program presentations. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Jeremy Fix, Mario Kosseifi
  • Patent number: 10178512
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a communications interface configured to receive a transmission from a wireless device. The transmission may include a beacon message and a date file. The apparatus may further include a memory device and a processor. The processor may be configured to determine whether a threshold is satisfied based on whether additional transmissions including the data file are received from the wireless device. The processor may be further configured to cause the memory device to store the data file in response to determining that the threshold is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, William Cottrill, Jeremy Fix
  • Publication number: 20180376278
    Abstract: Assisted global positioning system (AGPS) information is retrieved from mobile devices and employed to facilitate antenna location. Measurement information, including AGPS information, can be received from a plurality of mobile devices dispersed over a geographical region. The measurement information can include location and timing information for the plurality of mobile devices. A timing difference between co-located antennas of a base station associated with the plurality of mobile devices can be computed. The location of the co-located antennas can be determined based on evaluating errors resultant from estimations based on a plurality of test locations. The measurement information can be aggregated over time and can be employed to update the antenna locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jeremy Fix, Andrew G. Hume, Sheldon Kent Meredith
  • Patent number: 10129579
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, at a broadcast image processor, from a single broadcast event, a plurality of camera feeds, wherein the camera feeds each comprise an image of the single broadcast event from a different angle, providing, by the broadcast image processor, a summary of the plurality of camera feeds to a media processor, receiving, by the broadcast image processor, a request to select a requested angle from among the plurality of camera feeds from the media processor, and creating, by the broadcast image processor, a custom view from the plurality of camera feeds according to the request for the media processor. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Jeremy Fix
  • Patent number: 10122408
    Abstract: Detection of a confusion caused by scrambling code reuse is provided herein. Timing measurements, as observed by a mobile device, and an identification of primary scrambling codes associated with the timing measurements are captured. The timing measurements are identified by the primary scrambling codes for the particular radio measured. The mobile device also reports its location information. Radios for which timing measurements have been received are paired. Based on the paired radios and a history of observed time difference reference values for radio pairs, comparisons are made between paired radios having at least one common radio. Radios, exhibiting a set of values that is near an expected range, are removed from the analysis. Radios, exhibiting two sets of values that are distinct, are isolated in order to identify the radio that is causing the scrambling code confusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Fix, Sheldon Kent Meredith, Rick Tipton
  • Patent number: 10120892
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing and/or interacting with a profile verification service. A processor executing a profile verification service can receive a request to verify a user profile associated with a user of a social networking application. The processor can identify a computing device associated with the user profile, obtain location data that relates to the user profile and the computing device, and identify an activity associated with the computing device based upon the location data. The processor can determine if the user profile is accurate based upon the activity identified. If a determination is made that the user profile is accurate, the processor can verify the user profile. If a determination is made that the user profile is not accurate, the processor can update the user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: David Patterson, Jeremy Fix, Sheldon Kent Meredith
  • Publication number: 20180315412
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to implement selective suppression of audio emitted from an audio source are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include obtaining, at a portable device, data transmitted at a first time by a transmitter associated with an audio source, the data including reference audio data corresponding to a first audio signal to be output by the audio source at a second time after the first time, the data further specifying a time delay corresponding to a difference between the second time and the first time. Disclosed example methods also include generating, based on the reference audio data and the time delay, a suppression audio signal to provide to an audio output driver in communication with a speaker of the portable device to suppress the first audio signal when the first audio signal is output by the audio source at the second time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Jeremy Fix, Mario Kosseifi
  • Patent number: 10104435
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, generating parental control information for each of a plurality of users according to options selected from a plurality of media program tags retrieved from a library, detecting a first user of the plurality of users according to biometric information of the first user, identifying the parental control information associated with the first user, tuning to a first media channel responsive to receiving a first request, receiving in the first media channel a first media program tag associated with a first media program, and enabling presentation of the first media program at a presentation device responsive to detecting from the parental control information associated with the first user that the first media program tag is included in a first list of unrestricted media program presentations. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Jeremy Fix, Mario Kosseifi
  • Patent number: 10091610
    Abstract: Assisted global positioning system (AGPS) information is retrieved from mobile devices and employed to facilitate antenna location. Measurement information, including AGPS information, can be received from a plurality of mobile devices dispersed over a geographical region. The measurement information can include location and timing information for the plurality of mobile devices. A timing difference between co-located antennas of a base station associated with the plurality of mobile devices can be computed. The location of the co-located antennas can be determined based on evaluating errors resultant from estimations based on a plurality of test locations. The measurement information can be aggregated over time and can be employed to update the antenna locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Fix, Andrew G. Hume, Sheldon Kent Meredith