Patents by Inventor Robert R. Miller, II

Robert R. Miller, II 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: 20180115652
    Abstract: A system and method in various embodiments implements a virtual spectrum band stacking technique facilitating spectrum sharing by converting and combining spectrum bands consisting of several different RF channels, common air interfaces, and radio channel protocols in the radio frequency channel domain to form IP Virtual Radio Channels (IP-VRCs) in the packet data domain. This virtual spectrum stacking technique combines the transmissions of contiguous and non-contiguous RF channels with differing physical layers into IP-VRCs. This technique enables simultaneous parallel high-speed wireless transmission; virtual radio channel hopping for enhanced security; and customized security schemes for different IP-VRC Groups. The deployment of the combination of IP-VRC Groups; Universal “Small Cell” Base Stations; and Universal Wireless End-Point Devices allows the aggregation of all available spectrum bands for use within a building environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: incNETWORKS, Inc.
    Inventors: JESSE E. RUSSELL, ROBERT R. MILLER, II
  • Patent number: 9942329
    Abstract: An architecture that can employ a control plane for managing communications with respect to a set of sensors is provided. By utilizing a control plane, a distinction between control messages and data messages can be provided in a standardized way and the set of sensors can benefit from additional functionality and configurability. For example, the control plane can be employed to modify parameters associated with the set of sensors, which can be effectuated in real time and in situ as opposed to at the time of fabrication or deployment. Moreover, such modifications can relate to both the sensing portions of a particular sensor as well as the communication portions of a particular sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Publication number: 20180000183
    Abstract: Remote monitoring of a subject wearing a sports helmet is enabled. In one aspect, an example system includes a safety helmet and a sensor integrated with the helmet for continuously gathering head acceleration force data, the head acceleration force data associated with the head movements of a subject. The system can also include a wireless transceiver coupled to the sensor for transmitting the head acceleration force data and a mobile device for receiving the head acceleration force data from the wireless transceiver. The system can further include a database engine for displaying the head acceleration force data to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventor: Robert R. Miller, II
  • Publication number: 20170308982
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products measure health data related to a user. Often times a weight scale, blood pressure monitor, or other medical measurement device is shared among a group of users. A time-stamped physiological measurement is compared to a time-stamped message from a mobile device. If the timestamps are contemporaneous, then the physiological measurement is bound to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Hisao Chang, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 9781965
    Abstract: Remote monitoring of a subject wearing a sports helmet is enabled. In one aspect, an example system includes a safety helmet and a sensor integrated with the helmet for continuously gathering head acceleration force data, the head acceleration force data associated with the head movements of a subject. The system can also include a wireless transceiver coupled to the sensor for transmitting the head acceleration force data and a mobile device for receiving the head acceleration force data from the wireless transceiver. The system can further include a database engine for displaying the head acceleration force data to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert R. Miller, II
  • Publication number: 20170281002
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products measure health data related to a user. A time-stamped device identifier is received that uniquely identifies a communications device. A time-stamped sensor measurement is separately received. A difference in time between the time-stamped device identifier and the time-stamped sensor measurement is determined. When the difference in time is within a window of time, then the sensor measurement is associated with the device identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert R. Miller, II, Harry R. Worstell
  • Patent number: 9734542
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products measure health data related to a user. Often times a weight scale, blood pressure monitor, or other medical measurement device is shared among a group of users. A time-stamped physiological measurement is compared to a time-stamped message from a mobile device. If the timestamps are contemporaneous, then the physiological measurement is bound to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Hisao Chang, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 9700207
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products measure health data related to a user. A time-stamped device identifier is received that uniquely identifies a communications device. A time-stamped sensor measurement is separately received. A difference in time between the time-stamped device identifier and the time-stamped sensor measurement is determined. When the difference in time is within a window of time, then the sensor measurement is associated with the device identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert R. Miller, II, Harry R. Worstell
  • Publication number: 20170099115
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the system and method relate to improvements in co-channel interference mitigation in shared spectrum environments operating under the aegis of a Spectrum Access System and companion database. Implementation orchestrates, detects, and obtains noise measurements from a potentially-affected receiver utilizing programmed reduction of transmitted power from a potential interferer when the two entities connect over the Internet or other communication network. Receivers and transmitters may use the method with the same or different Physical Layers (PHYs) and protocols. In one embodiment, a momentary reduction of transmitter power is noted during which putative interference is measured at the receiver. In another embodiment, an isolated burst is sent from a not-yet commissioned transmitter to contemporaneously detect possible interference at an operating receiver. A third embodiment can be used to measure and mitigate interference from a stationary mobile transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Robert R. MILLER, II, Jesse E. RUSSELL
  • Publication number: 20170054813
    Abstract: An architecture that can employ a control plane for managing communications with respect to a set of sensors is provided. By utilizing a control plane, a distinction between control messages and data messages can be provided in a standardized way and the set of sensors can benefit from additional functionality and configurability. For example, the control plane can be employed to modify parameters associated with the set of sensors, which can be effectuated in real time and in situ as opposed to at the time of fabrication or deployment. Moreover, such modifications can relate to both the sensing portions of a particular sensor as well as the communication portions of a particular sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Publication number: 20170038422
    Abstract: A material medium, such as an optical fiber or electrical cable, is used to carry services. The material medium is monitored with at least one diagnostic sensor. The diagnostic sensor may measure the operational health of the material medium, or may measure local environmental conditions around the material medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Constance J. Coty, Lusheng Ji, Robert R. Miller, II, Harry R. Worstell
  • Publication number: 20170006950
    Abstract: Remote monitoring of a subject wearing a sports helmet is enabled. In one aspect, an example system includes a safety helmet and a sensor integrated with the helmet for continuously gathering head acceleration force data, the head acceleration force data associated with the head movements of a subject. The system can also include a wireless transceiver coupled to the sensor for transmitting the head acceleration force data and a mobile device for receiving the head acceleration force data from the wireless transceiver. The system can further include a database engine for displaying the head acceleration force data to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventor: Robert R. Miller, II
  • Publication number: 20160367140
    Abstract: An architecture relating to a set-top box for monitoring telehealth and biometric sensors. A subject patient is associated with telehealth and biometric sensors which measure the subject patient's vital signs and other health related attributes. In one aspect, the system includes a set-top box for continuously gathering biometric and telehealth sensor data. The set-top box includes a sensor interface for interfacing with the sensors and supports wireless and wired connections to the sensors. The system additionally may include a system management station for providing feedback to the subject patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 9521216
    Abstract: An architecture that can employ a control plane for managing communications with respect to a set of sensors is provided. By utilizing a control plane, a distinction between control messages and data messages can be provided in a standardized way and the set of sensors can benefit from additional functionality and configurability. For example, the control plane can be employed to modify parameters associated with the set of sensors, which can be effectuated in real time and in situ as opposed to at the time of fabrication or deployment. Moreover, such modifications can relate to both the sensing portions of a particular sensor as well as the communication portions of a particular sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 9462948
    Abstract: The subject disclosure provides a system and method for a set-top box for monitoring telehealth and biometric sensors. A subject patient is associated with telehealth and biometric sensors which measure the subject patient's vital signs and other health related attributes. In one aspect, the system includes a set-top box for continuously gathering biometric and telehealth sensor data. The set-top box includes a sensor interface for interfacing with the sensors and supports wireless and wired connections to the sensors. The system additionally may include a system management station for providing feedback to the subject patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 9420840
    Abstract: The subject disclosure provides a system and method for remote monitoring of a subject wearing a sports helmet. In one aspect, the system includes a safety helmet and a sensor integrated with the helmet for continuously gathering head acceleration force data, the head acceleration force data associated with the head movements of a subject. The system also includes a wireless transceiver coupled to the sensor for transmitting the head acceleration force data and a mobile device for receiving the head acceleration force data from the wireless transceiver. The system further includes a database engine for displaying the head acceleration force data to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert R. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 9280736
    Abstract: The present method enables an RFID repeater to be used in conjunction with an RFID tag to allow data in the RFID tag to be read using wireless packet switched technologies. For example, the present method enables an RFID repeater to be coupled with an RFID tag. The RFID repeater reads and records the data from the RFID tag and then transmits the retrieved data from the RFID tag over a wireless packet network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Cunningham, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Publication number: 20150326669
    Abstract: An architecture that can employ a control plane for managing communications with respect to a set of sensors is provided. By utilizing a control plane, a distinction between control messages and data messages can be provided in a standardized way and the set of sensors can benefit from additional functionality and configurability. For example, the control plane can be employed to modify parameters associated with the set of sensors, which can be effectuated in real time and in situ as opposed to at the time of fabrication or deployment. Moreover, such modifications can relate to both the sensing portions of a particular sensor as well as the communication portions of a particular sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 9118732
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to an architecture that can employ a control plane for managing communications with respect to a set of sensors. By utilizing a control plane, a distinction between control messages and data messages can be provided in a standardized way and the set of sensors can benefit from additional functionality and configurability. For example, the control plane can be employed to modify parameters associated with the set of sensors, which can be effectuated in real time and in situ as opposed to at the time of fabrication or deployment. Moreover, such modifications can relate to both the sensing portions of a particular sensor as well as the communication portions of a particular sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Publication number: 20150223541
    Abstract: The subject disclosure provides a system and method for remote monitoring of a subject wearing a sports helmet. In one aspect, the system includes a safety helmet and a sensor integrated with the helmet for continuously gathering head acceleration force data, the head acceleration force data associated with the head movements of a subject. The system also includes a wireless transceiver coupled to the sensor for transmitting the head acceleration force data and a mobile device for receiving the head acceleration force data from the wireless transceiver. The system further includes a database engine for displaying the head acceleration force data to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventor: Robert R. Miller, II