Patents by Inventor Nigel Bradley

Nigel Bradley 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: 20220201426
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses may provide for the auto-determination of collective commonalities among users located within an environment. Once determined, a number of features may be further described for management of interactions within the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Koch, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Eric Zavesky, Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley
  • Patent number: 11368991
    Abstract: Accessibility of media associated with mobile devices can be modified based on specific scenarios. For example, historical data associated with a relationship between users of a first mobile device and s second mobile device can be used to prioritize media displayed on one or more of the mobile devices. The historical data can include locations, dates, times, and/or any other relevant characteristics associated with the relationship. Alternatively, media can be displayed on the first mobile device, that is relevant to a user of a second mobile device, in response to a condition associated with a recognition pattern being determined to have been satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Sangar Dowlatkhah, Nigel Bradley, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Publication number: 20220188865
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments for presenting a group of advertisements within media content by a software application on a display communicatively coupled to the communication device resulting in a presentation of the group of advertisements, and operating a virtual assistant application simultaneously with the software application. Further embodiments include detecting voice input from a user associated with the communication device using a voice recognition technique utilized by the virtual assistant application, identifying first user data based on the voice input associated with a group of advertising entities associated with the group of advertisements, and obtaining information regarding the group of advertising entities based on the first user data. Additional embodiments include determining a group of recommended actions according to the information regarding the group of advertising entities, and providing the user with the group of recommended actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander MacDougall, Robert Koch, Anna Lidzba, Nigel Bradley, James Carlton Bedingfield, SR., Ari Craine
  • Patent number: 11360967
    Abstract: A method may include a processing system detecting a biometric condition of a user exceeding a threshold, determining a triggering object associated with the biometric condition, where the triggering object is captured via a camera, and applying the triggering object and at least one personal parameter to a plurality of context filters. The plurality of context filters may provide a relevance topic based upon the triggering object and the at least one personal parameter. The processing system may further generate a plurality of search terms based upon the relevance topics that are determined from the plurality of context filters and present the plurality of search terms via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Innes, Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley, James Pratt
  • Patent number: 11356349
    Abstract: Communications services are provided to a device. For instance, where a communications resource is being used by a device via a first communications service provider (CSP) component associated with a first CSP, based on a probabilistic analysis of loading parameters received from a device at the first CSP component. A likelihood that the device will move can be predicted, comprising determining the likelihood is not less than a threshold likelihood. If likely to move, and based on the loading parameters, a loading profile associated with a user of the device is updated resulting in updated likelihoods of usages of the communication resource by the device via respective other CSP components other than the first CSP component. Further, based on the updated likelihoods of usages of the communication resource, at least part of the communications resource can be allocated to the respective other CSP components to facilitate communications with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Sangar Dowlatkhah, Nigel Bradley, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Publication number: 20220171876
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein for managing and sharing sensitive information using blockchain technology. In certain embodiments, a transaction may be generated using information and a set of conditions, wherein satisfying the set of conditions by a requester of the information determines access to the information by the requester and the set of conditions include a count for a number of queries allowed for accessing the information. As requesters access the information, the count is decremented or adjusted and updated transactions are stored on the blockchain ledger until the count adjusts to a predetermined number, such zero. The information and the set of conditions may be defined by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: James Pratt, Nigel Bradley, Eric Zavesky, Nikhil Marathe, Timothy Innes
  • Patent number: 11330050
    Abstract: A network device includes a processor and a memory. The processor effectuates operations including instantiating an edge share orchestrator that identifies edge devices including a customer device. Edge share orchestrator also determines that the customer device lacks computing power or functionality to perform at least a portion of an existing or augmented service and identifies at least one additional device of the edge devices capable of providing additional computing power or functionality for performing the at least a portion of the existing service or augmented service associated with the customer device. Edge share orchestrator also meshes the additional computing power or functionality of the at least one additional device with the customer device and performs the at least a portion of the existing or augmented service associated with the customer device using the meshed additional computing power or functionality of the at least one additional device and the customer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley, David Crawford Gibbon, Timothy Innes, James Pratt
  • Patent number: 11301902
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments for presenting a group of advertisements within media content by a software application on a display communicatively coupled to the communication device resulting in a presentation of the group of advertisements, and operating a virtual assistant application simultaneously with the software application. Further embodiments include detecting voice input from a user associated with the communication device using a voice recognition technique utilized by the virtual assistant application, identifying first user data based on the voice input associated with a group of advertising entities associated with the group of advertisements, and obtaining information regarding the group of advertising entities based on the first user data. Additional embodiments include determining a group of recommended actions according to the information regarding the group of advertising entities, and providing the user with the group of recommended actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander MacDougall, Robert Koch, Anna Lidzba, Nigel Bradley, James Carlton Bedingfield, Sr., Ari Craine
  • Patent number: 11304026
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses may provide for the auto-determination of collective commonalities among users located within an environment. Once determined, a number of features may be further described for management of interactions within the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Koch, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Eric Zavesky, Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley
  • Publication number: 20220103790
    Abstract: A collaborative video camera system of an edge node can be used to track and predict objects, locations of the objects, and events associated therewith. For example, multiple cameras can be utilized to determine the direct in which an object is heading. This data can be used to activate and/or dispatch other cameras that may be at or near the predicted location of the object. Additionally, sound associated with the object can be used to predict and/or active cameras that are at or near the predicted location of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Sangar Dowlatkhah, Nigel Bradley, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Publication number: 20220092642
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments for detecting a navigation application operating on a first communication device, and identifying a location of the first communication device. Further embodiments can include obtaining a first advertisement and a second advertisement according to the location of the first communication device as well as determining a first priority associated with the first advertisement and a second priority associated with the second advertisement. Additional embodiments can include determining the first priority is higher than the second priority resulting in a determination to present the first advertisement prior to the second advertisement, and providing the first advertisement, the second advertisement, and the determination to the first communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander MacDougall, Anna Lidzba, Nigel Bradley, James Carlton Bedingfield, SR., Robert Koch, Ari Craine
  • Patent number: 11282278
    Abstract: In one example, a method performed by a processing system including at least one processor includes rendering an extended reality environment, receiving a request from a user endpoint device of a first user in the extended reality environment to place an avatar of the first user in the extended reality environment, placing the avatar of the first user within the extended reality environment, detecting that a second user is attempting to interact with the avatar of the first user, detecting conditions surrounding the avatar of the first user, identifying, based on the conditions, a set of candidate avatar personas for the first user, selecting a first avatar persona from among the set of candidate avatar personas, and rendering the avatar of the first user with the first avatar persona in the extended reality environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley, James Pratt
  • Patent number: 11281796
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein for managing and sharing sensitive information using blockchain technology. In certain embodiments, a transaction may be generated using information and a set of conditions, wherein satisfying the set of conditions by a requester of the information determines access to the information by the requester and the set of conditions include a count for a number of queries allowed for accessing the information. As requesters access the information, the count is decremented or adjusted and updated transactions are stored on the blockchain ledger until the count adjusts to a predetermined number, such zero. The information and the set of conditions may be defined by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Pratt, Nigel Bradley, Eric Zavesky, Nikhil Marathe, Timothy Innes
  • Publication number: 20220084292
    Abstract: In one example, a method for generating and displaying markers in XR environments to enhance social engagement among users includes presenting, by a processing system, an extended reality environment to a first user, wherein the extended reality environment combines elements of a real world environment surrounding the first user with elements of a virtual world, inferring, by the processing system, a marker to be associated with a second user in the extended reality environment, wherein the marker indicates information about the second user; and modifying, by the processing system, the extended reality environment to incorporate the marker in a manner that is apparent to the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt
  • Publication number: 20220078333
    Abstract: A system of cameras can be used to generate a complete field of view within an edge network. For example, one camera can have a field of view where part of the view is obstructed by an object and/or by the camera's orientation. Yet another camera that is a part of the edge network can supplement the view of the first camera by providing an alternate view. The two views can be stitched together by a coordinate system such that a complete field of view can be utilized by both cameras. Additionally, where a field of view is not available by any stationary camera, the system can dispatch a mobile camera to help supplement the views.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Sangar Dowlatkhah, Nigel Bradley, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Publication number: 20220030328
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and devices for tracking an accessing of a media content via a watermark embedded by a network node are disclosed. For example, a processing system including at least one processor may receive, from a first network node, a first copy of a watermark that is embedded by the first network node in a media content. The processing system may further receive a notification comprising a second copy of the watermark and an identification of a first endpoint device, the notification associated with an accessing of the media content by the first endpoint device, and record the accessing of the media content by the first endpoint device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Timothy Innes, James Pratt, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20220028389
    Abstract: Multi-agent input coordination can be used to for acoustic collaboration of multiple listening agents deployed in smart devices on a premises, improving the accuracy of identifying requests and specifying where that request should be honored, improving quality of detection, and providing better understanding of user commands and user intent throughout the premises. A processor or processors such as those in a smart speaker can identify audio requests received through at least two agents in a network and determine at which of the agents to actively process a selected audio request. The identification can make use of techniques such as location context and secondary trait analysis. The audio request can include simultaneous audio requests received through at least two agents, differing audio requests received from different requesters, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Pratt, Timothy Innes, Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley
  • Patent number: 11233979
    Abstract: A collaborative video camera system of an edge node can be used to track and predict objects, locations of the objects, and events associated therewith. For example, multiple cameras can be utilized to determine the direction in which an object is heading. This data can be used to activate and/or dispatch other cameras that may be at or near the predicted location of the object. Additionally, sound associated with the object can be used to predict and/or active cameras that are at or near the predicted location of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Sangar Dowlatkhah, Nigel Bradley, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Publication number: 20220018677
    Abstract: A simulation of a planned future environment can be presented, including social aspects, along with a simulation of other aspects of the environment, such as sounds and other environment conditions. For example, a user can plan a travel route from point A to point B and view a preview of the journey prior to beginning the journey to envision what to expect and possibly alter their plans as a result. In order for a simulated preview of the journey to be created, a set of data can be collected that can represent the location of connected or non-connected objects at a point in time and predict their location at later points in time. The prediction can be validated or confirmed by other connected devices long the route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Sangar Dowlatkhah, Nigel Bradley, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Publication number: 20220021597
    Abstract: Communications services are provided to a device. For instance, where a communications resource is being used by a device via a first communications service provider (CSP) component associated with a first CSP, based on a probabilistic analysis of loading parameters received from a device at the first CSP component. A likelihood that the device will move can be predicted, comprising determining the likelihood is not less than a threshold likelihood. If likely to move, and based on the loading parameters, a loading profile associated with a user of the device is updated resulting in updated likelihoods of usages of the communication resource by the device via respective other CSP components other than the first CSP component. Further, based on the updated likelihoods of usages of the communication resource, at least part of the communications resource can be allocated to the respective other CSP components to facilitate communications with the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Sangar Dowlatkhah, Nigel Bradley, Ari Craine, Robert Koch