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).

  • Patent number: 8442835
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products measure health data related to a user. A spoken phrase is received and time-stamped. The user is identified from the spoken phrase. A window of time is determined from a semantic content of the spoken phrase. A sensor measurement is received and time-stamped. A difference in time between the time-stamped spoken phrase and the time-stamped sensor measurement is determined and compared to the window of time. When the difference in time is within the window of time, then the sensor measurement is associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Hisao Chang, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 8385904
    Abstract: A cellular arrangement where, when a cell phone is in a region where it may be served by two bases stations, it switches its mode of operation to space-time coding where the space diversity for such coding is obtained by using the antennas of the two base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert R Miller, II, Leonid Razoumov
  • Patent number: 8368552
    Abstract: A security device for detecting the position of a manhole cover includes a pinger device, such as an acoustic pinger, that transmits a signal in the direction of the expected position of the manhole cover. The device takes energy samples to determine if the signal has been reflected back by the manhole cover. If the device determines the signal has not been reflected, it determines that the manhole cover has been moved from the expected position. In response, the device captures an image of an area around the expected position of the manhole cover. In addition, the device can notify a remote security station via a network that the manhole cover has been moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert R. Miller, II, Edward G. Amoroso, Susan R. Bailey, Lusheng Ji, Harry R. Worstell, David M. Britz
  • Patent number: 8344829
    Abstract: The RF signal generated by a ZigBee radio on the outside of a building structure is conveyed to the interior of the building by guiding it along an electric cable bundle that passes through the building's wall to supply domestic electric power to the interior of the structure. The RF signal is launched by a unique coupler comprising a pair of insulated foil conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert R. Miller, II, Harry R. Worstell
  • Publication number: 20120283992
    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: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 8269583
    Abstract: The RF signal generated by a ZigBee radio on the outside of a building structure is conveyed to the interior of the building by guiding it along an electric cable bundle that passes through the building's wall to supply domestic electric power to the interior of the structure. The RF signal is launched by a unique coupler comprising a pair of insulated foil conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert R. Miller, II, Harry R. Worstell
  • Publication number: 20120218123
    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: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 8253516
    Abstract: The RF signal generated by a ZigBee radio on the outside of a building structure is conveyed to the interior of the building by guiding it as a surface wave along an electric cable bundle that passes through the building's wall to supply domestic electric power to the interior of the structure. The RF signal is launched by a unique coupler comprising a pair of insulated foil conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert R. Miller, II, Harry R. Worstell
  • Publication number: 20120188083
    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: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert R. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 8212635
    Abstract: The RF signal generated by a ZigBee radio on the outside of a building structure is conveyed to the interior of the building by guiding it along an electric cable bundle that passes through the building's wall to supply domestic electric power to the interior of the structure. The RF signal is launched by a unique coupler comprising a pair of insulated foil conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert R. Miller, II, Harry R. Worstell
  • Publication number: 20120147798
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for initializing a radio frequency identification tag are disclosed. For example, the method receives an optical signal having a unique identifier and an encryption key from a display by a radio frequency identification repeater associated with the radio frequency identification tag, wherein the radio frequency identification repeater comprises an optical reader. The method then transmits a communication comprising radio frequency identification information associated with the radio frequency identification tag and the unique identifier via the radio frequency identification repeater to a wireless access point, wherein the communication is encrypted using the encryption key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: ROBERT R. MILLER, II, LUSHENG JI
  • Publication number: 20120139731
    Abstract: The subject disclosure provides a system and method for wireless monitoring of sports activities. A subject participating in a sports activity is associated with biometric sensors which measure the subject's body movements. In one aspect, the system includes a sensor for continuously gathering biometric data from a subject performing a sports activity where the biometric data associated with the body movements of the subject. A wireless transceiver coupled to the sensor transmits the biometric data and a database engine receives the biometric data from the wireless transceiver and providing real-time feedback. The real-time feedback associated with the biometric data from the subject is characterized by instructions associated with the sports activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Leonid Razoumov, Donald J. Bowen, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 8125969
    Abstract: A contention based communications channel access method emulates scheduled access by dynamically updating Enhanced Distribution Channel Access (EDCA) parameters for groups of member stations in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert R. Miller, II, Harry R. Worstell
  • Publication number: 20120030229
    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: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert R. Miller, II, Harry R. Worstell
  • Publication number: 20120002178
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for generating a projected image are provided. Movement measurements are received from an accelerometer within a projection device. A determination is made as to whether the movement measurements indicate movement of the projection device. Upon determining that the movement measurements indicate movement of the projection device, a movement correction factor is determined based on the movement measurements to compensate for the movement of the projection device. The projection device is caused to generate a projected image according to the movement correction factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Donald Bowen, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Publication number: 20110313774
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products measure health data related to a user. A spoken phrase is received and time-stamped. The user is identified from the spoken phrase. A window of time is determined from a semantic content of the spoken phrase. A sensor measurement is received and time-stamped. A difference in time between the time-stamped spoken phrase and the time-stamped sensor measurement is determined and compared to the window of time. When the difference in time is within the window of time, then the sensor measurement is associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Hisao Chang, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Publication number: 20110148647
    Abstract: A security device for detecting the position of a manhole cover includes a pinger device, such as an acoustic pinger, that transmits a signal in the direction of the expected position of the manhole cover. The device takes energy samples to determine if the signal has been reflected back by the manhole cover. If the device determines the signal has not been reflected, it determines that the manhole cover has been moved from the expected position. In response, the device captures an image of an area around the expected position of the manhole cover. In addition, the device can notify a remote security station via a network that the manhole cover has been moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert R. Miller, II, Edward G. Amoroso, Susan R. Bailey, Lusheng Ji, Harry R. Worstell, David M. Britz
  • Publication number: 20110137141
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are presented for monitoring a plurality of vital statistics, sending the statistics over a communications network, and generating real-time feedback for the user. A device includes a microcontroller, a transceiver, a plurality of logic units, a plurality of transducers, and a plurality of sensors. The sensors measure a plurality of vital statistics for a user. Alerts are communicated to the user via a speaker. Audio signals are detected via a microphone and processed by the logic. The transceiver enables wireless communication, directly or across a network. The transceiver further communicates with a wireless communication device. The plurality of health sensors includes a thermometer, a pulse oximeter, and a blood glucose meter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Leonid V. Razoumov, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Publication number: 20110132658
    Abstract: The RF signal generated by a ZigBee radio on the outside of a building structure is conveyed to the interior of the building by guiding it along an electric cable bundle that passes through the building's wall to supply domestic electric power to the interior of the structure. The RF signal is launched by a unique coupler comprising a pair of insulated foil conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Robert R. Miller, II, Harry R. Worstell
  • Publication number: 20110133867
    Abstract: The RF signal generated by a ZigBee radio on the outside of a building structure is conveyed to the interior of the building by guiding it along an electric cable bundle that passes through the building's wall to supply domestic electric power to the interior of the structure. The RF signal is launched by a unique coupler comprising a pair of insulated foil conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Robert R. Miller, II, Harry R. Worstell