Patents by Inventor Michael Britt

Michael Britt 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: 20200005939
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computing system device for receiving, at a computing device, a plurality of candidate therapy options, a corpus of therapy data, and a set of therapy recipient cohorts. At least a portion of therapy data may be filtered from the corpus of therapy data based upon, at least in part, the plurality of candidate therapy options and the set of therapy recipient cohorts. A graph may be generated to include a plurality of nodes representative of the plurality of candidate therapy options and a plurality of connections between the plurality of nodes indicating a sentiment factor with respect to the plurality of candidate therapy options based upon, at least in part, the at least a portion of therapy data filtered from the corpus of therapy data. Using the graph, a ranked list of the plurality of candidate therapy options may be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Richard J. Stevens, Corey Sanders, Fernando Jose Suarez Saiz, Michael Britt
  • Publication number: 20190149864
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for selecting, purchasing and delivering content to users of a network so that the user has “virtual” ownership of and access to the content, thereby obviating the need for physical media (e.g., DVDs or CDs). In an exemplary embodiment, the network comprises a hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network, and on-demand (OD) sessions or broadcast modes are used to deliver the virtual content stored at the head-end (or hub site) to the requesting owner. The purchased content is associated with one or more users when stored, thereby providing the owner(s) unlimited access thereto, without the costs and effort associated with renting/purchasing and maintaining DVDs. The content may also comprise new release content, which would otherwise not be available over the network at that time but for the purchase and delivery mechanisms of the invention. Various other complementary features for enhancing the user's virtual ownership experience are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: GLENN BRITT, Michael L. LaJoie
  • Patent number: 8607304
    Abstract: A policy-enabled service gateway contains a gateway function and a local policy engine containing policies related to the functionality of the associated gateway function. New or updated policies may be provided to the local policy engine from a centralized policy server. The policies within the local policy engine are functionally related to the gateway function and provide for policy and/or charging enforcement associated with the gateway function. If the local policy engine does not contain a particular policy, it may request the policy from the centralized policy server. The local policy engine may choose to store the requested policy for future use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Q James Hu, Douglas Eng, Terry Figurelle, Michael Britt
  • Patent number: 8543698
    Abstract: A system and method for a mobile data access network to make policy control and charging decisions based on domain name queries. A mobile device sends a query about a domain name associated with a service a user of the mobile device wishes to engage. The access network carries the domain name query from a mobile device to a domain name server. The access network detects the domain name query and copies the queried domain name. The access network uses the queried domain name to make an incomplete policy decision. The policy decision is incomplete because one or more service data flow filters in the decision lack addresses for providers of the service. The access network detects a response to the domain name query and copies a service provider address from the response. The access network uses the service provider address to complete the policy decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Q. James Hu, Douglas Eng, Terry Figurelle, Michael Britt, Jie McKnight
  • Publication number: 20120297044
    Abstract: A system and method for a mobile data access network to make policy control and charging decisions based on domain name queries. A mobile device sends a query about a domain name associated with a service a user of the mobile device wishes to engage. The access network carries the domain name query from a mobile device to a domain name server. The access network detects the domain name query and copies the queried domain name. The access network uses the queried domain name to make an incomplete policy decision. The policy decision is incomplete because one or more service data flow filters in the decision lack addresses for providers of the service. The access network detects a response to the domain name query and copies a service provider address from the response. The access network uses the service provider address to complete the policy decision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Q. James Hu, Douglas Eng, Terry Figurelle, Michael Britt, Jie McKnight
  • Patent number: 8185628
    Abstract: A system and method for a mobile data access network to make policy control and charging decisions based on domain name queries. A mobile device sends a query about a domain name associated with a service a user of the mobile device wishes to engage. The access network carries the domain name query from a mobile device to a domain name server. The access network detects the domain name query and copies the queried domain name. The access network uses the queried domain name to make an incomplete policy decision. The policy decision is incomplete because one or more service data flow filters in the decision lack addresses for providers of the service. The access network detects a response to the domain name query and copies a service provider address from the response. The access network uses the service provider address to complete the policy decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Q. James Hu, Douglas Eng, Terry Figurelle, Michael Britt, Jie McKnight
  • Patent number: 8027296
    Abstract: A dynamic mobile service control architecture for policy-based control and charging of a mobile data network is described. Reference point links logically connecting a subscription profile repository and a service gateway allows the service gateway to receive information about a subscription to a service by a subscriber and forward this subscription information to an external application function that is providing the service to the subscriber through the mobile data network. Reference point links logically connecting a policy server with the service gateway allows the service gateway to receive and enforce policy rules on service data flows passing through the service gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Q. James Hu, Douglas Eng, Terry Figurelle, Michael Britt
  • Publication number: 20090227228
    Abstract: A system and method for a mobile data access network to make policy control and charging decisions based on domain name queries. A mobile device sends a query about a domain name associated with a service a user of the mobile device wishes to engage. The access network carries the domain name query from a mobile device to a domain name server. The access network detects the domain name query and copies the queried domain name. The access network uses the queried domain name to make an incomplete policy decision. The policy decision is incomplete because one or more service data flow filters in the decision lack addresses for providers of the service. The access network detects a response to the domain name query and copies a service provider address from the response. The access network uses the service provider address to complete the policy decision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Q. James Hu, Douglas Eng, Terry Figurelle, Michael Britt, Jie McKnight
  • Publication number: 20090228954
    Abstract: A policy-enabled service gateway contains a gateway function and a local policy engine containing policies related to the functionality of the associated gateway function. New or updated policies may be provided to the local policy engine from a centralized policy server. The policies within the local policy engine are functionally related to the gateway function and provide for policy and/or charging enforcement associated with the gateway function. If the local policy engine does not contain a particular policy, it may request the policy from the centralized policy server. The local policy engine may choose to store the requested policy for future use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Q. James Hu, Douglas Eng, Terry Figurelle, Michael Britt
  • Publication number: 20090227231
    Abstract: A dynamic mobile service control architecture for policy-based control and charging of a mobile data network is described. Reference point links logically connecting a subscription profile repository and a service gateway allows the service gateway to receive information about a subscription to a service by a subscriber and forward this subscription information to an external application function that is providing the service to the subscriber through the mobile data network. Reference point links logically connecting a policy server with the service gateway allows the service gateway to receive and enforce policy rules on service data flows passing through the service gateway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Q. James Hu, Douglas Eng, Terry Figurelle, Michael Britt
  • Publication number: 20070083419
    Abstract: Techniques for assessing information technology components by comparing a component (including a component still under development) to a set of criteria. Each of the criteria may have one or more attributes, and may be different in priority from one another. In preferred embodiments, a component assessment score is created as a result of the comparison. When necessary, a set of recommendations for component changes may also be created. The criteria/attributes may be prioritized in view of their importance to the target market, and the assessment results are preferably provided to component teams to influence component harvesting, planning, and/or development efforts. Optionally, the assessment process may be used to determine whether the assessed component has achieved at least some predetermined assessment score associated with a special designation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Randy Baxter, Michael Britt, Thomas Christopherson, Heng Chu, Mark Pasch, Thomas Pitzen, Christopher Wicher, Patrick Wildt
  • Publication number: 20070083420
    Abstract: Techniques for assessing information technology packages by comparing a package (including a package still under development) to a set of criteria. Each of the criteria may have one or more attributes, and may be different in priority from one another. In preferred embodiments, an assessment score is created as a result of the comparison. A role-specific perspective may be used for assessing one or more roles supported by aspects of the package. When necessary, a set of recommendations for package changes may be created. The criteria/attributes may be prioritized in view of their importance to the target market, and the assessment results are preferably provided to package teams to influence planning and/or development efforts. Optionally, the assessment process may be used to determine whether at least some predetermined assessment score associated with a special designation has been achieved by the assessed package or aspect(s) thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Catherine Andresen, Michael Britt, Thomas Christopherson, Maren Nelson, Mark Pasch
  • Publication number: 20070083504
    Abstract: Techniques for selecting IT components (including components still under development) in view of ones thereof that will be most beneficial for incorporating into a component library and/or into products and solutions for a target market or markets. A set of criteria are evaluated with regard to each component. Each of the criteria may have one or more attributes, and may be different in priority from one another. In preferred embodiments, a component consumability score is created as a result of the comparison. The criteria/attributes used in creating this score are preferably weighted in view of their importance to the target market, and the consumability scores for components are preferably provided to component teams to influence component harvesting, planning, and/or development efforts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Britt, Thomas Christopherson, Thomas Pitzen, Christopher Wicher, Patrick Wildt
  • Publication number: 20070083405
    Abstract: Techniques for designing information technology components by influencing design of a component using a set of criteria that reflect requirements of a target market. Each of the criteria may have one or more attributes, and may be different in priority from one another. The criteria are preferably directed toward ensuring, and/or improving, the component's acceptance by its target market. Preferably, a component assessment process is used to determine whether the assessed component will meet requirements of its target market; if deficiencies are found, the component (or supporting information such as documentation) can then be redesigned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Britt, Thomas Christopherson, Mark Pasch, Christopher Wicher, Patrick Wildt
  • Publication number: 20060041154
    Abstract: An oil extraction method includes pumping a solvent in liquid phase from a solvent reservoir through an oil containing material for the solvent to extract oil from the material to yield a mixture of the solvent and the oil. The mixture is deposited in a distillation tank. The solvent is distilled off the mixture in the tank in the form of a solvent vapor. The solvent vapor is thermally driven from the reservoir back to the tank by applying a temperature differential between the tank and the reservoir, while leaving the oil in the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventor: Michael Britt
  • Publication number: 20050203305
    Abstract: An oil extraction method comprises pumping a solvent in liquid phase from a solvent reservoir through an oil containing material for the solvent to extract oil from the material to yield a mixture of the solvent and the oil. The mixture is deposited in a distillation tank. The solvent is distilled off the mixture in the tank in the form of a solvent vapor. The solvent vapor is thermally driven from the reservoir back to the tank by applying a temperature differential between the tank and the reservoir, while leaving the oil in the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventor: Michael Britt
  • Patent number: D648940
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Britt, Michael Grecco