Patents by Inventor Steven T. Archer

Steven T. Archer 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: 10463969
    Abstract: Systems and methods monitor data communications transmitted in a provider network connecting a first user device to at least one of a second user device or a network-based application host; determine that the data communications are associated with an active data session based on the monitoring; obtain current attribute values for the data communications; apply a set of rules that define a plurality of compromised communications states as a function of reference attribute values that correspond to the current attribute values; evaluate the current attribute values against the set of rules to determine a compromised communications state with respect to the user-interactive data session; implement, based on the compromised communications state, at least one compensating efficiency with respect to the data communications transmitted via the provider network during the user-interactive data session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Archer, Robert Stewart, Vikas B. Patel
  • Publication number: 20190291009
    Abstract: Systems and methods monitor data communications transmitted in a provider network connecting a first user device to at least one of a second user device or a network-based application host; determine that the data communications are associated with an active data session based on the monitoring; obtain current attribute values for the data communications; apply a set of rules that define a plurality of compromised communications states as a function of reference attribute values that correspond to the current attribute values; evaluate the current attribute values against the set of rules to determine a compromised communications state with respect to the user-interactive data session; implement, based on the compromised communications state, at least one compensating efficiency with respect to the data communications transmitted via the provider network during the user-interactive data session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Steven T. Archer, Robert Stewart, Vikas B. Patel
  • Patent number: 10033852
    Abstract: A device is configured to receive a request to use a sensor of a user device. The device determines a sensitivity area associated with the sensor. The sensitivity area indicates an area the sensor is capable of sensing. The device identifies a restricted area in the sensitivity area. The restricted area corresponds to an area from which the user device is limited from use. The user device identifies a restriction associated with the restricted area, generates a response to the request based on the restriction, and provides the response. The response causes the user device to limit use of the sensor, recording of data captured by the sensor, or access to data recorded by the user device even when the user device is located outside of the restricted area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Clavenna, II, Paul V. Hubner, Steven T. Archer, Kristopher A. Pate
  • Patent number: 9940601
    Abstract: A system may obtain courier location information associated with a package to be delivered, by a courier, to a delivery location associated with a customer. The courier location information may indicate that the customer is not available at the delivery location. The system may obtain delivery location information associated with the delivery location. The system may determine that the courier location information matches the delivery location information. The system may provide, to a customer device associated with the customer, a delivery notification based on determining that the courier location information matches the delivery location information. The system may receive a customer signature based on providing the delivery notification. The customer signature may be associated with the customer. The system may provide the customer signature. The customer signature being provided to inform the courier to deliver the package while the customer is not available at the delivery location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Paul V. Hubner, Steven T. Archer, Robert A. Clavenna, II
  • Patent number: 9881611
    Abstract: An approach is provided for detecting a voice call directed to a user. The approach involves presenting a user interface for interacting with the voice call, wherein the user interface includes a control option for selecting a pre-recorded word or phrase from the user; for generating a custom-created audio word or phrase from one or more phonemes pre-recorded by the user; or a combination thereof. The approach also involves interjecting the pre-recorded word or phrase, the custom-created audio word or phrase, or a combination thereof into the voice call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Roos Raedel, Steven T. Archer, Paul Hubner
  • Publication number: 20170357948
    Abstract: A system dynamically assigns spaces to users. The system acquires scheduling information for users and identified times when one of the spaces should be assigned to a group of the users (e.g., when a meeting is scheduled). The system may select the space based on the size of the group. The users wear smart identifier (ID) badges that transmit short-range communications signals. A detector detects the signals and may forward a notification to the system identifying the users' locations. The system dynamically re-assigns the space to different users if more than a threshold portion of the group members are, based on the determined locations, not expected to reach the reserved space at the scheduled time. The system assigns a different space to the group that is closer to the determined locations and/or more appropriately sized for the number of available group members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Steven T. Archer, Paul Brand, Matthew J. Threefoot, Thierry R. Sender, Pramod Kalyanasundaram
  • Patent number: 9774896
    Abstract: A network device receives, from a first video camera system, position information for a first video camera at a first site and sends, to a second video camera system, position instructions for a second video camera at a second site. The position instructions are configured to locate the second video camera within the second site to correspond to a relative position of the first camera in the first site. The network device receives, from the first video camera system, a first video feed including images of the first site and receives, from the second video camera system, a second video feed including images of a subject of the second site. The network device combines the first video feed and the second video feed to generate a synchronized combined video feed that overlays the images of the subject of the second video feed in images of the first site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Clavenna, Paul V. Hubner, Kristopher Pate, Steven T. Archer
  • Patent number: 9706360
    Abstract: A method for processing media content is described. The method includes steps of receiving via a wireless network and at a content processing server media content of an activity captured by a mobile device; identifying a location of the mobile device and a location of the activity; and identifying a point of view characteristic of the received media content based on the location of the mobile device and the location of the activity. It is then determined whether the point of view characteristic of the received media content corresponds to a desired point of view of the activity. Upon determining the point of view characteristic of the received media content corresponds to the desired point of view, the content processing server selects to perform at least one of uploading and/or distributing of the media content via the content processing server to a user display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Steven T. Archer, Matthew J. Threefoot
  • Patent number: 9704330
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium to store inventory information pertaining to items stored in a dispensary system; receive a request from a user via a user device to retrieve one of the items from the dispensary system; determine whether the dispensary system stores the one of the items based on the inventory information; validate an identity of the user, a location of the user, date and time, and a location of the dispensary system; determine which of the lockers of the dispensary system stores the one of the items, in response to a successful validation; transmit to the user via the user device, a message indicating one of the lockers in which the one of the items is stored; and transmit to the dispensary system, a command to open the one of the lockers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Paul V. Hubner, Robert A. Clavenna, Steven T. Archer
  • Publication number: 20170195837
    Abstract: A method for processing media content is described. The method includes steps of receiving via a wireless network and at a content processing server media content of an activity captured by a mobile device; identifying a location of the mobile device and a location of the activity; and identifying a point of view characteristic of the received media content based on the location of the mobile device and the location of the activity. It is then determined whether the point of view characteristic of the received media content corresponds to a desired point of view of the activity. Upon determining the point of view characteristic of the received media content corresponds to the desired point of view, the content processing server selects to perform at least one of uploading and/or distributing of the media content via the content processing server to a user display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Steven T. Archer, Matthew J. Threefoot
  • Patent number: 9614837
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems for verifying human interaction with a computer interface are described herein. An exemplary method includes a human-interaction verification system detecting a request by an access device to access network-based content, providing, for display by the access device, a visually dynamic representation of one or more security images associated with a passcode in response to the access request, receiving, by way of the access device, challenge-response input associated with the visually dynamic representation of the one or more security images, and performing an access operation based at least in part on a comparison of the challenge-response input to the passcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Archer, Robert A. Clavenna, II, Kristopher Pate, Paul V. Hubner
  • Patent number: 9553872
    Abstract: An approach for receiving a request for an authentication code for presentation in an authentication user interface, wherein the request is from a relying party and wherein the authentication user interface is presented by the relying party at a first device. The approach further involves transmitting the authentication code to the relying party. The approach also involves authenticating a user with respect to the relying party by determining that a second device associated with the user has read the authentication code from the authentication user interface of the first device, wherein the second device is a previously authenticated device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Tippett, Steven T. Archer, Tracy L. Hulver, Paul V. Hubner
  • Patent number: 9324066
    Abstract: An approach is provided for virtual credit card services. A request for a limited use transactional account number representing a virtual credit card is generated at a mobile device. The limited use transactional account number is received in response to the request. A point of sale interface is configured with the limited use transactional account number for presentation at a point of sale terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Archer, Robert A. Clavenna, Kristopher A. Pate, Paul Hubner
  • Publication number: 20160065559
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems for verifying human interaction with a computer interface are described herein. An exemplary method includes a human-interaction verification system detecting a request by an access device to access network-based content, providing, for display by the access device, a visually dynamic representation of one or more security images associated with a passcode in response to the access request, receiving, by way of the access device, challenge-response input associated with the visually dynamic representation of the one or more security images, and performing an access operation based at least in part on a comparison of the challenge-response input to the passcode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Steven T. Archer, Robert A. Clavenna, II, Kristopher Pate, Paul V. Hubner
  • Patent number: 9277101
    Abstract: An approach for enabling users to generate an interpolated view of content based on footage captured by multiple cameras is described. An interpolation platform receives a plurality of images from a plurality of video cameras providing overlapping fields of view. A camera angle that is different from angles provided by the plurality of cameras is selected. The interpolation platform then generates an interpolated image corresponding to the selected camera angle using a portion or all of the plurality of images from the plurality of cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Paul V. Hubner, Robert A. Clavenna, II, Kristopher A. Pate, Steven T. Archer
  • Patent number: 9271137
    Abstract: A method, performed by one or more computer devices, may include generating a sequence script for a venue event, wherein the sequence script is configured to synchronize a plurality of user devices located at the venue during the venue event to form one or more images discernable when the devices are viewed collectively. The method may further include obtaining user registration information associated with the venue event, wherein the user registration information identifies user devices registered to participate in the generation of the one or more images; detecting a trigger event associated with the sequence script; and orchestrating the plurality of user devices to form the one or more images, in response to detecting the trigger event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Victor D. Chan, Steven T. Archer, Abby Charfauros, Paul Hubbard, Paul Hubner, Robert Andersen, Chunyee Leung
  • Patent number: 9264445
    Abstract: The security of mobile applications may be assessed and used to enhance the security of mobile devices. In one example, a method may include determining security scores of one or more mobile applications, the security scores defining a level of security risk corresponding to the one or more mobile applications. The method may further include receiving a policy relating to mobile applications that are permitted to be used by the mobile device, the policy including a threshold security score value; and receiving the requested security scores. The method may further include restricting use of selected ones of the one or more mobile applications when a security score corresponding to the one or more mobile applications is below the threshold security score value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Archer, Peter S. Tippett, Gregory P. Crawford, Paul Hubbard, Gina M. Ganley, Jo Ann Joels
  • Patent number: 9251327
    Abstract: An approach for authenticating parties engaged in a web-based transaction without compromising the integrity or anonymity of the parties is described. An authentication platform receives, from a first application associated with a first party, an authentication request that has been redirected in response to a transaction initiated with a second application associated with a second party. The authentication platform forwards knowledge based assessment information to the first application that is based on determined behavioral information for authenticating the second party to the first party. A valid response to the knowledge based assessment information by the first application provides authentication of the first party to the second party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Donfried, Steven T. Archer, Guy S. Tallent, Ashley Evans
  • Patent number: 9253523
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a media content recovery system 1) detecting that a DVR device is tuned to a first channel used by a media content provider to distribute a first media content program, 2) dynamically storing, in response to the detecting, first program data representative of the first media content program in a local buffer residing on the DVR device and in a recovery buffer as the first media content program is distributed by the media content provider, and 3) directing the DVR device to use the first program data stored in the local buffer to present the first media content program by way of a display while the DVR device is tuned to the first channel. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Paul V. Hubner, Kristopher Pate, Steven T. Archer, Robert A. Clavenna, II
  • Publication number: 20150371636
    Abstract: An approach is provided for detecting a voice call directed to a user. The approach involves presenting a user interface for interacting with the voice call, wherein the user interface includes a control option for selecting a pre-recorded word or phrase from the user; for generating a custom-created audio word or phrase from one or more phonemes pre-recorded by the user; or a combination thereof. The approach also involves interjecting the pre-recorded word or phrase, the custom-created audio word or phrase, or a combination thereof into the voice call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Michelle Roos RAEDEL, Steven T. ARCHER, Paul HUBNER