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: 20240061895
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is directed towards obtaining a search query by monitoring a user group's communications, and presenting search results to the user group. A conversation thread is inferred by a system, e.g., a conversational search server of a cloud based system. The conversational search server determines a search query relevant to the conversation thread, and communicates with a search engine or the like to obtain search result data. The search result data is presented on devices of the users of the group, e.g., via a virtual agent. Search queries can be altered as a conversation progresses to provide updated and/or filtered results. For example, broad results can be narrowed as more information is obtained by the system as a conversation progresses. Search results can be interactive, such as to obtain more information for a result, or to obtain a consensus as to what the majority of a group selects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Publication number: 20240062430
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is directed towards presenting an avatar in a virtual reality environment in different ways to different users, based on relationship data including a familiarity level and trust level with each other user. The familiarity level data and/or trust level data can be updated with each encounter with another user. The presentations of the same avatar can be different to the other users encountered at the same time, e.g., a lower resolution avatar presented to a less familiar and/or less trusted other user, a higher resolution avatar presented to a more familiar and/or more trusted other user. Audio volume and/or clarity may be similarly modified based on relationship data. A user having an encounter with another user may have a mirror view of the user's own avatar, and can improve or degrade the avatar's appearance (and/or aural output) during the encounter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Publication number: 20240062909
    Abstract: Techniques are described that facilitate dynamically predicting and minimizing risks associated with performance of physical tasks. In one example embodiment, method comprises obtaining, by a system comprising a processor, current health status information regarding a current health status of an entity and task information regarding a task to be performed by the entity. The method further comprises determining, by the system, a personalized assessment of an ability of the entity to perform the task relative to an environment in which the task is to be performed based on the current health status information and the task information, and determining, by the system, risk information regarding a risk associated with performance of the task by the entity within the environment as a function of the personalized assessment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Rashmi Palamadai, Nigel Bradley
  • Patent number: 11902134
    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: May 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    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: 20240031324
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is directed towards delivering electronic messages from senders to recipients in an intelligent way, based on the determined likelihood of each recipient acting on a message. Message delivery can be delayed upon delayed message delivery criterion being satisfied, based on user profile data the user establishes for each messaging application. Predicted recipient user availably, predicted recipient user receptivity and/or the identity of the sender, for example, can be used as factors in determining delivery data representing the likelihood of a recipient acting on a message. Delivery of the message is to a recipient's device is delayed when the delivery data satisfies delayed delivery criterion. The delayed delivery time can be determined from the recipient user's predicted availably and/or receptivity data, and/or the identity of the sender. The sender is notified of a delayed message delivery, and can be presented with options as to other actions to take.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Publication number: 20240013262
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is directed towards presenting promotional content via an avatar representing a first, promoter user to a second, target user experiencing a virtual or other environment. The promotional content may be presented via an alteration of the avatar, audio output and/or an object virtually associated with the avatar. The promotional content may be selected based on matching target user data describing a target user experiencing a virtual reality environment. Different users viewing the same avatar at the same time can be presented with different promotional content. Information may be output to attract a target user to perceive the promotional content. The promoter user can interact to obtain a current promotion status notification, as well as to select from available promotional content offerings to promote.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11861632
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses may provide for the auto-determination of partial usage of a physical environment and use derived intelligence to take various actions. This may allow for partial resulting maintenance of the physical environment based on a single use or use over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    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: 20230401958
    Abstract: A processing system including at least one processor may identify a network zone with excess capacity, the network zone comprising a plurality of network components of a telecommunication network, transmit an invitation to a set of entities to utilize the network zone to obtain at least one network service at a geographic location of the network zone, configure at least one network component of the plurality of network components in accordance with an anticipated network demand from the set of entities, and provide the at least one network service to at least one entity of the set of entities via the network zone when the at least one entity is present at the geographic location of the network zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2022
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: Rashmi Palamadai, Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley
  • Publication number: 20230370406
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is generally directed towards monitoring electronic communications to detect content in a communication that is attempting to influence the recipient user in some way. A user can specify influential intent preference data, such as which electronic communications services/applications to monitor for such influential intent content, and the types of the influential intent to monitor for, e.g., political influence types, advertisement influence types, and so on. A user also can specify remedial or other actions to take upon detection, e.g., block such content, alert on detecting such content and so on. An electronic influence manager server and/or application program can perform the monitoring and/or take the actions. Also described is reporting on the communications with influential intent, user actions with respect thereto. Reputation data can also be collected and used with respect to sources of communications with influential intent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Publication number: 20230370351
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is directed towards managing the establishment and maintenance of communication connectivity between a device and service. Condition data can indicate when to initiate a state change of a connection between a device and a server. Current device conditions associated with the device are evaluated to determine whether to initiate a state change, e.g., from a connected state to a paused state, or vice-versa. The connectivity may be managed per connection type, e.g., cellular versus Wi-Fi, and on a per-application basis, e.g., turned on for a social media application, off for mail and messaging applications. Settings can be used to manage connectivity for an application, e.g., sometimes connected, sometimes paused based on information specific to that application. Trends, user practices and schedule data can be used to predict and manage connectivity, as well as to notify the user to take some action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Publication number: 20230362213
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is directed towards tracking the existence of a user in one or more virtual worlds, that is, in the metaverse, and managing the existence(s) across the worlds, which also may include real world existence. When a user enters a virtual world, a user registers his or her existence in that world. Via preference settings the user can elect to share his or her existence in each virtual world when existing therein, as well as choose to disclose the user's virtual location within the virtual world. Other users can then see the existence and request to join, including at the location if disclosed. A user can use the technology to decide whether to meet up with other users in their respective worlds, including communicating to request joining another user, e.g., at that user's location. Future scheduled existence in a world also can be previewed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Publication number: 20230362212
    Abstract: The technology described herein is generally directed towards determining that a user is passively attending a meeting via a connected device, collecting data created during the meeting, and outputting information based on the collected data for the user to monitor the meeting. Join criteria can be associated with passive meeting attendee, and if the collected meeting data satisfies the join criteria, the attendee can transition to an active attendee. Keyword data can be used to represent information relevant to a meeting attendee. Based on collected and monitored meeting data presented during the meeting and the keyword data, the meeting can be determined to have reached a relevance/pertinence level by which action is taken to change the user from a passive attendee to an active attendee. This can include a transition period that allows a user to catch up on previous meeting information before becoming an active attendee.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Publication number: 20230362428
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is directed towards monitoring media content, including without presenting the monitored media content via a media presentation device, or while presenting in parallel. In general, supplementary data describing the monitored media content is obtained, e.g., generated by a media server based on the content being monitored. The supplementary data is presented via a user interface for a user to monitor, e.g., as displayed text, documents, audio in or other ways such as a combination of text and images. The user interface can be a primary presentation device the user is using, and/or another user device. The supplementary data can describe scenes of video, and/or transcriptions of audio, for example. The supplementary data can be interacted with, such as to switch to present the monitored media content or a selected portion thereof. Multiple media content presentations can be monitored, with supplementary data available for each.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Publication number: 20230362610
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is directed towards detection of personal threats to a user based on information known to a user's device and other information. A device with a personal threat application program and server communicate information, including data describing the user's current physical situation, e.g., including current location. The server and/or application program obtain data describing environmental conditions around the user's location, e.g., corresponding to a defined personal zone. The personal zone size automatically can vary based on current factors. Based on the situation and environmental data reaching a threshold threat level, a potential threat to the user can be predicted and the prediction, used to take some action, such as to send an alert to the user and/or otherwise output a warning signal. Historical data such as statistics related to the user's current location can be accessed to assist with the prediction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Publication number: 20230360147
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is directed towards devices (nonhuman entities) participating in social networks. Devices that join a nonhuman social network can share information, can learn from other devices, can assist in performing tasks and so forth. A device can search for an existing nonhuman social network that matches its criteria for joining a nonhuman social network, such as a nonhuman social network of the same type of devices, a nonhuman social network within a certain neighborhood, and so on. A device can form a nonhuman social network if one does not exist that meets the device's social network join criteria. A device's user may need to give approval to join and/or form a social network. A human social network can interact with a nonhuman social network, and there can be hybrid social networks of both human and nonhuman entities. A device can change social networks over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Publication number: 20230362446
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is directed towards creating a media content presentation for playback, based on user specified input criteria and playback instructions. A user specifies input criteria related to media source data. The media source data is accessed, and further based on the input criterion, matching segments (e.g., scenes and audio) are determined from metadata information that describes the segments; the media playback content is generated from the matching segments. A user may also specify criteria/instructions that describe how to play the matching segments, such as in linear order, or based on relative relevance such as scene impactfulness. A matching scene can be repeated, and/or augmented with annotation data. For any matching scene or transition between two matching scenes, specified playback speed and audio volume can be specified and applied. As part of generation, the media content presentation can be fit to a specified time constraint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • 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: 11768082
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Sangar Dowlatkhah, Nigel Bradley, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Patent number: 11743070
    Abstract: A method, system, computer readable storage medium, or apparatus provides for obtaining first information of a user (e.g., a user profile), wherein the user may be associated with a mobile device; based on the first information of the user, determining whether to communicate with the user via local area communication or wide area communication (e.g., a communication context) during a first period; determining to communicate via wide area communication during the first period; based on the determining to communicate via the wide area communication during the first period, sending an alert to invite the user associated with the mobile device to communicate with a remote domain (e.g., a remote physical location, such as a home, business, park, etc.); and based on acceptance of the invite, assigning a token for the user associated with the mobile device to further communicate with the remote domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Koch, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Eric Zavesky, Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley