Patents by Inventor Nikhil S. Marathe

Nikhil S. Marathe 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: 10235698
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that includes a processor and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitates performance of operations of monitoring a microphone to detect an audio code, logging a date and time when the audio code is detected, determining a location of the device when the audio code is detected and performing an action based on the date and time, the location, and the audio code. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Nikhil S. Marathe
  • Publication number: 20190054831
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products charge a battery in a vehicle. A charging station and the vehicle negotiate charging parameters. When the vehicle receives electrical power from the charging station, the vehicle checks the electrical power for the parameters. Should the electrical power fail to exhibit the parameters, charging is terminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nikhil S. Marathe, Christopher F. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10131242
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products charge a battery in a vehicle. A charging station and the vehicle negotiate charging parameters. When the vehicle receives electrical power from the charging station, the vehicle checks the electrical power for the parameters. Should the electrical power fail to exhibit the parameters, charging is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nikhil S. Marathe, Christopher F. Baldwin
  • Publication number: 20180247657
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that includes a processor and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitates performance of operations of monitoring a microphone to detect an audio code, logging a date and time when the audio code is detected, determining a location of the device when the audio code is detected and performing an action based on the date and time, the location, and the audio code. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventor: Nikhil S. Marathe
  • Patent number: 9916561
    Abstract: The location of a container and the location of a storage device that stores a particular item are determined. A determination is made that the particular item is placed in the container. The locations of the particular item and the container are tracked as the container moves through a premises. For a purchase-related transaction, a determination is made whether the location of the particular item corresponds to the location of the container. If the location of the particular item corresponds to the location of the container, a cost for the particular item is included in the purchase-related transaction. If not, the cost for the particular item is not included in the purchase-related transaction, and the location of the particular item is accounted for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nikhil S. Marathe, Christopher Baldwin, Wayne Robert Heinmiller, Patrick Kenny, Susan Kenny, Michael Towster
  • Patent number: 9892572
    Abstract: Tracking intrinsic and extrinsic vehicle parameters for optimizing vehicle performance is presented herein. A method can include consolidating sets of data associated with a vehicle to generate a model; generating, using the model, recommendation data representing a recommendation associated with an operation of the vehicle; and in response to receiving a request from a device of the vehicle corresponding to the operation of the vehicle, sending, based on the request, a message comprising the recommendation directed to the device of the vehicle. In an example, the method can further include determining, based on crowdsourced data representing the characteristic of the element of the vehicle, whether the characteristic satisfies a defined condition with respect to the operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nikhil S. Marathe, Christopher Baldwin
  • Patent number: 9843911
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a remotely activated monitoring service. The monitoring service can be executed by a server computer. The server computer can detect an event associated with a user device. The server computer can determine that monitoring of a proximity of the user device is to be initiated based upon the event. The server computer can determine a geographic location of the user device and identify monitoring hardware that is to monitor the proximity of the user device. The server device also can issue a command to the monitoring hardware to initiate monitoring of the proximity of the user device by the monitoring hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bruce Barnes, Christopher Baldwin, Wayne Robert Heinmiller, Patrick Kenny, Susan Kenny, Dolores J. Mallian, Nikhil S. Marathe, Michael Towster
  • Publication number: 20170245194
    Abstract: Wireless communication via a mesh network of connected movable objects is described. A method includes determining, by a device including a processor, a value of a characteristic of a first movable object of movable objects communicatively coupled to a wireless network, wherein the movable objects are automated vehicles, and wherein the determining the value is based on a likelihood of receipt of a message transmitted from the first movable object to a second movable object of the movable objects. The method also includes generating information usable to move the first movable object in a manner that satisfies a defined condition associated with the value. The information can be strength of a wireless communication channel between the first movable object and a second movable object of the movable objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Nikhil S. Marathe
  • Patent number: 9681272
    Abstract: Wireless communication via a mesh network of connected movable objects is described. A method includes determining, by a device including a processor, a value of a characteristic of a first movable object of movable objects communicatively coupled to a wireless network, wherein the movable objects are automated vehicles, and wherein the determining the value is based on a likelihood of receipt of a message transmitted from the first movable object to a second movable object of the movable objects. The method also includes generating information usable to move the first movable object in a manner that satisfies a defined condition associated with the value. The information can be strength of a wireless communication channel between the first movable object and a second movable object of the movable objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Nikhil S Marathe
  • Publication number: 20170046885
    Abstract: Tracking intrinsic and extrinsic vehicle parameters for optimizing vehicle performance is presented herein. A method can include consolidating sets of data associated with a vehicle to generate a model; generating, using the model, recommendation data representing a recommendation associated with an operation of the vehicle; and in response to receiving a request from a device of the vehicle corresponding to the operation of the vehicle, sending, based on the request, a message comprising the recommendation directed to the device of the vehicle. In an example, the method can further include determining, based on crowdsourced data representing the characteristic of the element of the vehicle, whether the characteristic satisfies a defined condition with respect to the operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Nikhil S. Marathe, Christopher Baldwin
  • Publication number: 20170006487
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for direct interaction between an individual and a communication network. Captured data is received of the individual in an environment to be analyzed by a network management computer. The data is captured by network sensors. The network management computer determines that the individual is a subscriber to services of the communication network by identifying the subscriber from the data that has been captured. The subscriber is registered with a network carrier that operates and provides the services on the communication network. The data is obtained without assistance from a subscriber owned device providing the data. The data is analyzed to interpret commands when presented by the subscriber via the network sensors. The commands include gesture commands from the subscriber. An action is performed for the subscriber based on the commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Bruce Barnes, Wayne R. Heinmiller, Patrick Kenny, Shadi Khoshaba, Dolores J. Mallian, Nikhil S. Marathe, Charles M. Stahulak, Michael Towster
  • Patent number: 9508202
    Abstract: Tracking intrinsic and extrinsic vehicle parameters for optimizing vehicle performance is presented herein. A method can include consolidating sets of data associated with a vehicle to generate a model; generating, using the model, recommendation data representing a recommendation associated with an operation of the vehicle; and in response to receiving a request from a device of the vehicle corresponding to the operation of the vehicle, sending, based on the request, a message comprising the recommendation directed to the device of the vehicle. In an example, the method can further include determining, based on crowdsourced data representing the characteristic of the element of the vehicle, whether the characteristic satisfies a defined condition with respect to the operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nikhil S. Marathe, Christopher Baldwin
  • Patent number: 9451434
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for direct interaction between an individual and a communication network. Captured data is received of the individual in an environment to be analyzed by a network management computer. The data is captured by network sensors. The network management computer determines that the individual is a subscriber to services of the communication network by identifying the subscriber from the data that has been captured. The subscriber is registered with a network carrier that operates and provides the services on the communication network. The data is obtained without assistance from a subscriber owned device providing the data. The data is analyzed to interpret commands when presented by the subscriber via the network sensors. The commands include gesture commands from the subscriber. An action is performed for the subscriber based on the commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Bruce Barnes, Wayne R. Heinmiller, Patrick Kenny, Shadi Khoshaba, Dolores J. Mallian, Nikhil S. Marathe, Charles M. Stahulak, Michael Towster
  • Patent number: 9419733
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for effective broadcasting of emergency messages. An emergency indicator that indicates that an emergency condition exists can be received. A geographic area affected by the emergency condition can be determined and a plurality of devices and a user device located at the geographic area can be identified. The user device can be selected to broadcast an alert to the plurality of devices, and an alert trigger can be sent to the user device. The alert trigger can cause the user device to activate a wireless hotspot at the user device, the wireless hotspot being associated with a dedicated service set identifier, and to broadcast, via the wireless hotspot, an alert indicating the emergency condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nikhil S. Marathe, Christopher Baldwin, Michael Towster
  • Publication number: 20160193934
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products charge a battery in a vehicle. A charging station and the vehicle negotiate charging parameters. When the vehicle receives electrical power from the charging station, the vehicle checks the electrical power for the parameters. Should the electrical power fail to exhibit the parameters, charging is terminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Nikhil S. Marathe, CHRISTOPHER F. BALDWIN
  • Patent number: 9315109
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products charge a battery in a vehicle. A charging station and the vehicle negotiate charging parameters. When the vehicle receives electrical power from the charging station, the vehicle checks the electrical power for the parameters. Should the electrical power fail to exhibit the parameters, charging is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nikhil S. Marathe, Christopher F. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 9317846
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed which relate to using a remote scanner for mobile transactions. A point of sale (POS) terminal communicates with a remote scanner that is removably coupled to the POS terminal. Logic on the POS terminal generates a request for a transaction information and transmits the request along with a restriction to the remote scanner. Logic on the remote scanner receives the request and the restriction, transmits the request to a mobile device, receives the transaction information while monitoring the restriction, and transmits the transaction information to the POS terminal for processing. The transaction information may be provided subject to the restriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher F. Baldwin, Bruce Barnes, Wayne Heinmiller, Patrick Kenny, Shadi I. Khoshaba, Dolores J. Mallian, Nikhil S. Marathe, Charles M. Stahulak
  • Publication number: 20160086399
    Abstract: Tracking intrinsic and extrinsic vehicle parameters for optimizing vehicle performance is presented herein. A method can include consolidating sets of data associated with a vehicle to generate a model; generating, using the model, recommendation data representing a recommendation associated with an operation of the vehicle; and in response to receiving a request from a device of the vehicle corresponding to the operation of the vehicle, sending, based on the request, a message comprising the recommendation directed to the device of the vehicle. In an example, the method can further include determining, based on crowdsourced data representing the characteristic of the element of the vehicle, whether the characteristic satisfies a defined condition with respect to the operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Nikhil S. Marathe, Christopher Baldwin
  • Patent number: 9280772
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed which relate to an NFC-enabled security token that is removably coupled to a mobile device. The security token may be provisioned with the information by the mobile device, then decoupled from the mobile device and used to authenticate the user or perform a transaction at a POS terminal equipped with an NFC reader. The security token includes logic for user-controlled restrictions on allowable purchases, such as payment limits, timeouts, vendor identifiers, allowed purchases, and location-based restrictions. The security token is further equipped with “self-destruct” security features, such as deactivating itself or erasing any sensitive information upon being unable to contact the mobile device for a specified duration, or being subject to an unauthorized or restricted transaction, until such time as it is re-coupled to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher F. Baldwin, Bruce Barnes, Patrick J. Kenny, Shadi I. Khoshaba, Dolores J. Mallian, Nikhil S. Marathe, Charles M. Stahulak
  • Patent number: 9240082
    Abstract: Tracking intrinsic and extrinsic vehicle parameters for optimizing vehicle performance is presented herein. A method can include consolidating sets of data associated with a vehicle to generate a model; generating, using the model, recommendation data representing a recommendation associated with an operation of the vehicle; and in response to receiving a request from a device of the vehicle corresponding to the operation of the vehicle, sending, based on the request, a message comprising the recommendation directed to the device of the vehicle. In an example, the method can further include determining, based on crowdsourced data representing the characteristic of the element of the vehicle, whether the characteristic satisfies a defined condition with respect to the operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nikhil S. Marathe, Christopher Baldwin