Patents by Inventor Lee Friedman

Lee Friedman 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: 20190052924
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor that includes a memory and a controller coupled to the memory. The controller can be programmed to receive media content from a set top box where the set top box is a separate device from the media processor and where the media content includes video content. The controller can also be programmed to receive supplemental content from a mobile communication device where the supplemental content is based on reading of a two dimensional bar code by the mobile communication device, and where the supplemental content comprises an image. The controller can further be programmed to generate augmented content by overlaying the supplemental content with the media content and to provide the augmented content to a display device for presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Patent number: 10136177
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor that includes a memory and a controller coupled to the memory. The controller can be programmed to receive media content from a set top box where the set top box is a separate device from the media processor and where the media content includes video content. The controller can also be programmed to receive supplemental content from a mobile communication device where the supplemental content is based on reading of a two dimensional bar code by the mobile communication device, and where the supplemental content comprises an image. The controller can further be programmed to generate augmented content by overlaying the supplemental content with the media content and to provide the augmented content to a display device for presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Patent number: 10044968
    Abstract: In some cases, a method includes receiving first control data from a proxy device at a proxy controller. The first control data is prevented from being received at a remote control signal receiver associated with a media device. The proxy controller may determine second control data associated with recording a multimedia content item at a first digital video recorder associated with the media device and third control data associated with recording the multimedia content item at a second digital video recorder that is accessible to one or more communication devices. The proxy controller may communicate the second control data to the media device via the proxy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Patent number: 9967617
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a server, channel change request data from a media device. The channel change request data specifies a requested channel that is associated with a plurality of multimedia streams. Each multimedia stream of the plurality of multimedia streams has a corresponding content format. The method includes determining, at the server, an available bandwidth of a service to a premises associated with the media device. The method includes selecting, at the server, a particular content format based on the available bandwidth and a multimedia stream of the plurality of multimedia streams that has the particular content format. The method also includes sending an identification of the multimedia stream from the server to the media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Patent number: 9875627
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for detecting, by a system including at least one processor, a presence of an object from sensor data generated by a sensor device, retrieving, by the system, from a memory device a plurality of profiles biometrically descriptive of approved objects, asserting, by the system, an alarm responsive to determining from the sensor data that the detected object is not biometrically correlated to any of the plurality of profiles, classifying, by the system, the detected object as an authorized object responsive to determining from the sensor data that the detected object is biometrically correlated to at least one of the plurality of profiles, and notifying, by the system, at least one neighboring device responsive to asserting the alarm or responsive to classifying the detected object as the authorized object. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Patent number: 9877075
    Abstract: A method includes receiving data from a communication device at a processor of a proxy device, the data requesting a recording of media content. The method includes, sending a first command to a first media recording device and a second command to a second media recording device. The first command instructs the first media recording device to generate a first recording based on the media content, and the second command instructs the second media recording device to generate a second recording based on the media content. The first recording has a first file format and the second recording has a second file format. The second file format is compatible with a portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Patent number: 9700794
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, computer-readable storage medium having computer instructions to receive from a media processor one or more scaling characteristics of a three-dimensional (3D) image, present a user interface (UI) for controlling a presentation of the 3D image at a presentation device communicatively coupled to the media processor, wherein the UI is adapted to the scaling characteristics of the 3D image, detect a manipulation of the UI, and transmit to the media processor instructions for adapting the presentation of the 3D image at the presentation device according to the detected manipulation of the UI. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Publication number: 20170186292
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for detecting, by a system including at least one processor, a presence of an object from sensor data generated by a sensor device, retrieving, by the system, from a memory device a plurality of profiles biometrically descriptive of approved objects, asserting, by the system, an alarm responsive to determining from the sensor data that the detected object is not biometrically correlated to any of the plurality of profiles, classifying, by the system, the detected object as an authorized object responsive to determining from the sensor data that the detected object is biometrically correlated to at least one of the plurality of profiles, and notifying, by the system, at least one neighboring device responsive to asserting the alarm or responsive to classifying the detected object as the authorized object. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Publication number: 20170180783
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor that includes a memory and a controller coupled to the memory. The controller can be programmed to receive media content from a set top box where the set top box is a separate device from the media processor and where the media content includes video content. The controller can also be programmed to receive supplemental content from a mobile communication device where the supplemental content is based on reading of a two dimensional bar code by the mobile communication device, and where the supplemental content comprises an image. The controller can further be programmed to generate augmented content by overlaying the supplemental content with the media content and to provide the augmented content to a display device for presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventor: LEE FRIEDMAN
  • Patent number: 9681172
    Abstract: A system that determines first data according to data associated with a first number of media content items accessed by equipment of a user. A request is determined from the equipment of the user to receive media content items that are associated with the first data and an index category of an indexed media content items guide. The indexed content items guide is searched to identify those media content items of a second number of media content items that have indexed content items guide data associated with the index category and the first data. Search results including a third number of media content items are determined based on the searching of the indexed content items guide. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Patent number: 9628848
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor that includes a memory and a controller coupled to the memory. The controller can be programmed to receive media content from a set top box where the set top box is a separate device from the media processor and where the media content includes video content. The controller can also be programmed to receive supplemental content from a mobile communication device where the supplemental content is based on reading of a two dimensional bar code by the mobile communication device, and where the supplemental content comprises an image. The controller can further be programmed to generate augmented content by overlaying the supplemental content with the media content and to provide the augmented content to a display device for presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Patent number: 9626496
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for detecting, by a system including at least one processor, a presence of an object from sensor data generated by a sensor device, retrieving, by the system, from a memory device a plurality of profiles biometrically descriptive of approved objects, asserting, by the system, an alarm responsive to determining from the sensor data that the detected object is not biometrically correlated to any of the plurality of profiles, classifying, by the system, the detected object as an authorized object responsive to determining from the sensor data that the detected object is biometrically correlated to at least one of the plurality of profiles, and notifying, by the system, at least one neighboring device responsive to asserting the alarm or responsive to classifying the detected object as the authorized object. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Publication number: 20160330520
    Abstract: A method includes receiving data from a communication device at a processor of a proxy device, the data requesting a recording of media content. The method includes, sending a first command to a first media recording device and a second command to a second media recording device. The first command instructs the first media recording device to generate a first recording based on the media content, and the second command instructs the second media recording device to generate a second recording based on the media content. The first recording has a first file format and the second recording has a second file format. The second file format is compatible with a portable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Patent number: 9445153
    Abstract: A method includes receiving data from a communication device at a processor of a proxy device, the data requesting a recording of media content. The method includes, sending a first command to a first media recording device and a second command to a second media recording device. The first command instructs the first media recording device to generate a first recording based on the media content, and the second command instructs the second media recording device to generate a second recording based on the media content. The first recording has a first file format and the second recording has a second file format. The second file format is compatible with a portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property, I, L.P.
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Publication number: 20160243442
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, computer-readable storage medium having computer instructions to receive from a media processor one or more scaling characteristics of a three-dimensional (3D) image, present a user interface (UI) for controlling a presentation of the 3D image at a presentation device communicatively coupled to the media processor, wherein the UI is adapted to the scaling characteristics of the 3D image, detect a manipulation of the UI, and transmit to the media processor instructions for adapting the presentation of the 3D image at the presentation device according to the detected manipulation of the UI. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Publication number: 20160198222
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a server, channel change request data from a media device. The channel change request data specifies a requested channel that is associated with a plurality of multimedia streams. Each multimedia stream of the plurality of multimedia streams has a corresponding content format. The method includes determining, at the server, an available bandwidth of a service to a premises associated with the media device. The method includes selecting, at the server, a particular content format based on the available bandwidth and a multimedia stream of the plurality of multimedia streams that has the particular content format. The method also includes sending an identification of the multimedia stream from the server to the media device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Publication number: 20160191978
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor that includes a memory and a controller coupled to the memory. The controller can be programmed to receive media content from a set top box where the set top box is a separate device from the media processor and where the media content includes video content. The controller can also be programmed to receive supplemental content from a mobile communication device where the supplemental content is based on reading of a two dimensional bar code by the mobile communication device, and where the supplemental content comprises an image. The controller can further be programmed to generate augmented content by overlaying the supplemental content with the media content and to provide the augmented content to a display device for presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventor: LEE FRIEDMAN
  • Publication number: 20160162674
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for detecting, by a system including at least one processor, a presence of an object from sensor data generated by a sensor device, retrieving, by the system, from a memory device a plurality of profiles biometrically descriptive of approved objects, asserting, by the system, an alarm responsive to determining from the sensor data that the detected object is not biometrically correlated to any of the plurality of profiles, classifying, by the system, the detected object as an authorized object responsive to determining from the sensor data that the detected object is biometrically correlated to at least one of the plurality of profiles, and notifying, by the system, at least one neighboring device responsive to asserting the alarm or responsive to classifying the detected object as the authorized object. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Patent number: 9352231
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, computer-readable storage medium having computer instructions to receive from a media processor one or more scaling characteristics of a three-dimensional (3D) image, present a user interface (UI) for controlling a presentation of the 3D image at a presentation device communicatively coupled to the media processor, wherein the UI is adapted to the scaling characteristics of the 3D image, detect a manipulation of the UI, and transmit to the media processor instructions for adapting the presentation of the 3D image at the presentation device according to the detected manipulation of the UI. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, LP
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Patent number: 9332310
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a server, channel change request data from a media device. The channel change request data specifies a requested channel that is associated with a plurality of multimedia streams. Each multimedia stream of the plurality of multimedia streams has a corresponding content format. The method includes determining, at the server, an available bandwidth of a service to a premises associated with the media device. The method includes selecting, at the server, a particular content format based on the available bandwidth and a multimedia stream of the plurality of multimedia streams that has the particular content format. The method also includes sending an identification of the multimedia stream from the server to the media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Lee Friedman