Patents by Inventor Robert Gratz

Robert Gratz 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: 11182966
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example a machine-readable medium that includes executable instructions that, when executed by a processing system including a processor, facilitate performance of operations, where the operations can include determining a level of experience that each of two or more users have with an AR event, identifying a primary user of the two or more users based on the level of experience, receiving an instruction from the primary user to modify an AR overlay for a user of the two or more users, and modifying the AR overlay based on the instruction. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Gratz, Eric Zavesky, Jason Decuir
  • Publication number: 20210341994
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure improves simulations based on the use of digital twins using social automatons. In one example, a method performed by a processing system including at least one processor includes constructing a digital twin of a physical environment, constructing a social automaton, wherein the social automaton comprises a virtual representation of an individual that is programmed to exhibit behaviors and characteristics of the individual, and inserting the social automaton into the digital twin to create an extended reality media in which interactions of the social automaton with the digital twin simulate interactions of the individual with the physical environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Jason Decuir, Robert Gratz
  • Publication number: 20210343262
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that has a processing system including a processor; and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations including: receiving media content from user equipment, wherein the media content comprises a sample of an existing work used to modify an original work; analyzing the media content using machine learning to determine a plurality of composition parameters that characterize aspects of the media content; recording the plurality of composition parameters determined, including an identification of composition parameters in the plurality of composition parameters attributable to the existing work, and an identification of composition parameters attributable to the original work, in a blockchain ledger; searching for the composition parameters in the blockchain ledger for one or more works having similar composition parameters; and reporting any works found during th
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Jason Decuir, Robert Gratz
  • Publication number: 20210287690
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that includes a processing system having a processor and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, where the operations include determining parameters for adapting audio in the content to the device, wherein the device renders the content, and wherein the parameters are based on semantic metadata embedded in the content, adapting the audio in the content based on the parameters, and rendering the content, as adapted by the parameters, to represent a semantic in the semantic metadata. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Jason DeCuir, Robert Gratz
  • Publication number: 20210223854
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure improves simulations based on the use of digital twins using social automatons. In one example, a method performed by a processing system including at least one processor includes constructing a digital twin of a physical environment, constructing a social automaton, wherein the social automaton comprises a virtual representation of an individual that is programmed to exhibit behaviors and characteristics of the individual, and inserting the social automaton into the digital twin to create an extended reality media in which interactions of the social automaton with the digital twin simulate interactions of the individual with the physical environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Jason Decuir, Robert Gratz
  • Patent number: 11068046
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure improves simulations based on the use of digital twins using social automatons. In one example, a method performed by a processing system including at least one processor includes constructing a digital twin of a physical environment, constructing a social automaton, wherein the social automaton comprises a virtual representation of an individual that is programmed to exhibit behaviors and characteristics of the individual, and inserting the social automaton into the digital twin to create an extended reality media in which interactions of the social automaton with the digital twin simulate interactions of the individual with the physical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Jason Decuir, Robert Gratz
  • Patent number: 11056127
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that includes a processing system having a processor and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, where the operations include determining parameters for adapting audio in the content to the device, wherein the device renders the content, and wherein the parameters are based on semantic metadata embedded in the content, adapting the audio in the content based on the parameters, and rendering the content, as adapted by the parameters, to represent a semantic in the semantic metadata. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Jason Decuir, Robert Gratz
  • Publication number: 20210195269
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining a content item, receiving a first token that comprises an identification of a date and a time when a first portion of the content item is obtained, a location where the first portion of the content item is obtained, or a combination thereof, and transmitting the content item and the first token to a database. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Robert Gratz, Jason Decuir, James Pratt
  • Patent number: 10972777
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining a content item, receiving a first token that comprises an identification of a date and a time when a first portion of the content item is obtained, a location where the first portion of the content item is obtained, or a combination thereof, and transmitting the content item and the first token to a database. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Robert Gratz, Jason Decuir, James Pratt
  • Publication number: 20210084043
    Abstract: A data and context based role management system comprising: a community, the community including at least one data source having plural roles stored therein, the plural roles including an identity including at least one of a credential, a function, a capability, and a historic response data; a discovery module configured to identify an alert associated with an event requiring a response, the discovery module being further configured to search the community for a responder based on the event, wherein the discovery module is configured to compare a criteria based on the event to the identity associated with each of the plural roles to identify the responder; and when the responder is identified, the community promotes the responder to transform at least one device of the responder to provide at least access to data associated with the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Robert Gratz, Jason Decuir
  • Patent number: 10887315
    Abstract: A data and context based role management system comprising: a community, the community including at least one data source having plural roles stored therein, the plural roles including an identity including at least one of a credential, a function, a capability, and a historic response data; a discovery module configured to identify an alert associated with an event requiring a response, the discovery module being further configured to search the community for a responder based on the event, wherein the discovery module is configured to compare a criteria based on the event to the identity associated with each of the plural roles to identify the responder; and when the responder is identified, the community promotes the responder to transform at least one device of the responder to provide at least access to data associated with the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Robert Gratz, Jason Decuir
  • Publication number: 20200402312
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example a machine-readable medium that includes executable instructions that, when executed by a processing system including a processor, facilitate performance of operations, where the operations can include determining a level of experience that each of two or more users have with an AR event, identifying a primary user of the two or more users based on the level of experience, receiving an instruction from the primary user to modify an AR overlay for a user of the two or more users, and modifying the AR overlay based on the instruction. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Gratz, Eric Zavesky, Jason Decuir
  • Publication number: 20200404516
    Abstract: A method, where the method includes discovering an event where at least one device is offline and instantiating an emergency mode causing the at least one device to permit data or message aggregation. The method further includes defining a community of devices including an identity of the at least one device and establishing communication between the at least one device and a mobile aggregation device. The method further includes when the mobile aggregation device is in communication with the at least one device, aggregating a payload of a message or data from the at least one device and the community having an artificial intelligence instantiated as a virtual network function or network device, the community communicating with the mobile aggregation device to receive data from the at least one device, and the artificial intelligence being configured to assess the event based on the data obtained by the mobile aggregation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Decuir, Robert Gratz, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt
  • Publication number: 20200349960
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that includes a processing system having a processor and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, where the operations include determining parameters for adapting audio in the content to the device, wherein the device renders the content, and wherein the parameters are based on semantic metadata embedded in the content, adapting the audio in the content based on the parameters, and rendering the content, as adapted by the parameters, to represent a semantic in the semantic metadata. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Jason Decuir, Robert Gratz
  • Patent number: 10798592
    Abstract: A data parking in an offline community system comprising a discovery module configured to identify at least one device that has gone offline due to an event, a community, the community including at least one data source, the data source including the identity of the at least one device; and a mobile aggregation device movable between a first position where the mobile aggregation device is in communication with a network to a second position to establish communication with the at least one device; wherein the mobile aggregation device is configured to aggregate data from the at least one device and store it until returning to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Decuir, Robert Gratz, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt
  • Publication number: 20200311102
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method, including: receiving, by a processing system including a processor, a request to play content; querying, by the processing system, for matches between the content and a user library; receiving, by the processing system, recommendations for alternate content of the user library and associated cue points in the content; and presenting, by the processing system, portions of the content and presenting other portions of the content replaced with the alternate content at the associated cue points. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Gratz, Jason Decuir, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20200151360
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and processing systems are disclosed for establishing a data sharing community for an event of an event type. For example, a processing system including at least one processor may detect, via at least one data source device, a trigger condition for an event of an event type, and establish a data sharing community for the event, the data sharing community including a plurality of data sources, the plurality of data sources including the at least one data source device, and a plurality of data consumers, where the establishing includes setting respective permission levels for the data consumers. The processing system may further collect data from the plurality of data sources in accordance with the event type, and provide at least a first portion of the data to at least a first data consumer in accordance with a respective permission level of at least the first data consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Robert Gratz, Jason Decuir
  • Publication number: 20200137440
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining a content item, receiving a first token that comprises an identification of a date and a time when a first portion of the content item is obtained, a location where the first portion of the content item is obtained, or a combination thereof, and transmitting the content item and the first token to a database. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Robert Gratz, Jason Decuir, James Pratt
  • Publication number: 20200068419
    Abstract: A data parking in an offline community system comprising a discovery module configured to identify at least one device that has gone offline due to an event, a community, the community including at least one data source, the data source including the identity of the at least one device; and a mobile aggregation device movable between a first position where the mobile aggregation device is in communication with a network to a second position to establish communication with the at least one device; wherein the mobile aggregation device is configured to aggregate data from the at least one device and store it until returning to the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Jason DECUIR, Robert GRATZ, Eric ZAVESKY, James PRATT
  • Publication number: 20190387000
    Abstract: A data and context based role management system comprising: a community, the community including at least one data source having plural roles stored therein, the plural roles including an identity including at least one of a credential, a function, a capability, and a historic response data; a discovery module configured to identify an alert associated with an event requiring a response, the discovery module being further configured to search the community for a responder based on the event, wherein the discovery module is configured to compare a criteria based on the event to the identity associated with each of the plural roles to identify the responder; and when the responder is identified, the community promotes the responder to transform at least one device of the responder to provide at least access to data associated with the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Eric ZAVESKY, James PRATT, Robert GRATZ, Jason DECUIR