Patents by Inventor Timothy Innes

Timothy Innes 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: 20220303023
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a multi-bit value, adjusting an orbital angular momentum of a photon according to the multi-bit value, and generating a quantum entangled pair of photons based on the photon, wherein the quantum entangled pair of photons includes the orbital angular momentum according to the multi-bit value. A quantum state is applied to the quantum entangled pair of photons, while preserving the orbital angular momentum according to the multi-bit value. A photon of the quantum entangled pair of photons is directed to an addressable memory element adapted to store a number of entangled pairs of photons including the quantum entangled pair of photons. The photons of the entangled pair of photons are retrievable from the addressable memory element according to the multi-bit value to obtain a retrieved entangled pair of photons having the quantum state. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Timothy Innes
  • Patent number: 11436611
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses may be used to create a property archivist that can enable automated customer service, in which an electronic inventory may be automatically generated and used to assist in resolving customer service needs. In an example, an apparatus may include a processor and a memory coupled with the processor that effectuates operations. The operations may include detecting a product; based on the detection, adding the product to a property archive, wherein the property archive comprises a profile for plurality of products at a location; obtaining an indication of a problem with the product; based on the detected problem, initiating a service request for the product; automatically diagnosing the problem to determine a resolution; and based on the determined resolution, automatically purchasing a part of the product and shipping the part for the product to a location of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Koch, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Eric Zavesky, Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley
  • Patent number: 11430016
    Abstract: Sensors may detect a user's locations and interest level of a product. Based on the interest level, messages may be sent to a server in order to obtain information, such as location, about a category of products and further display the obtained information to a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Koch, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Eric Zavesky, Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley
  • Patent number: 11416878
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses may provide for the auto-determination of partial usage of a physical environment and use derived intelligence to take various actions. This may allow for partial resulting maintenance of the physical environment based on a single use or use over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Koch, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Eric Zavesky, Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley
  • Patent number: 11412010
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a processing system obtains physical and social environmental data for a communication device user, and provides content for presentation at the device. First reaction data, obtained via sensors associated with the user, indicate the user's reaction to presentation of the content; the data is analyzed to determine user affinity for the content in a context of the physical and social environments. The content is modified during the presentation; second reaction data is obtained and analyzed to determine a second user affinity for the modified content. If the affinity is enhanced, the modified content is sent to other users' equipment via a social network. Affinity responses regarding the modified content are analyzed, and a set of users is identified as an affinity group; additional content is transmitted to equipment of the affinity group. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley, James Pratt, Timothy Innes
  • Publication number: 20220239734
    Abstract: A network device includes a processor and a memory. The processor effectuates operations including instantiating an edge share orchestrator that identifies edge devices including a customer device. Edge share orchestrator also determines that the customer device lacks computing power or functionality to perform at least a portion of an existing or augmented service and identifies at least one additional device of the edge devices capable of providing additional computing power or functionality for performing the at least a portion of the existing service or augmented service associated with the customer device. Edge share orchestrator also meshes the additional computing power or functionality of the at least one additional device with the customer device and performs the at least a portion of the existing or augmented service associated with the customer device using the meshed additional computing power or functionality of the at least one additional device and the customer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley, David Crawford Gibbon, James Pratt, Timothy Innes
  • Patent number: 11387913
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a multi-bit value, adjusting an orbital angular momentum of a photon according to the multi-bit value, and generating a quantum entangled pair of photons based on the photon, wherein the quantum entangled pair of photons includes the orbital angular momentum according to the multi-bit value. A quantum state is applied to the quantum entangled pair of photons, while preserving the orbital angular momentum according to the multi-bit value. A photon of the quantum entangled pair of photons is directed to an addressable memory element adapted to store a number of entangled pairs of photons including the quantum entangled pair of photons. The photons of the entangled pair of photons are retrievable from the addressable memory element according to the multi-bit value to obtain a retrieved entangled pair of photons having the quantum state. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Timothy Innes
  • Patent number: 11380094
    Abstract: A server may assign human personality traits to inanimate objects. In an example, a server may effectuate operations that include obtaining information about an object over a period; comparing the information to usage factors, interaction factors, or environmental factors that are linked to thresholds for a personality; based on the comparing, assigning the personality to the object; and based on the personality of the object, assigning an avatar to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Koch, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Eric Zavesky, Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley
  • Publication number: 20220201426
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses may provide for the auto-determination of collective commonalities among users located within an environment. Once determined, a number of features may be further described for management of interactions within the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Koch, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Eric Zavesky, Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley
  • Patent number: 11368218
    Abstract: Communication of light signals and optical cables can be managed to mitigate error associated with using optical cables to communicate light signals. A communication management component (CMC) can embed respective timing synchronization pulses in respective lights signals having respective wavelengths. The light signals can be typical light signals or can be squeezed and twisted to generate a desired twisted light signal. The light signals can be transmitted via the optical cable to a receiver. A CMC, at the receiver end, can determine error associated with the transmission of the light signals via the optical cable and respective characteristics of the respective light signals, including respective arrival times of the respective timing synchronization pulses and respective light intensity or power levels of the respective light signals. From the respective characteristics, CMC can determine a compensation action to perform mitigate the error with regard to subsequent transmissions of light signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Timothy Innes
  • Patent number: 11360967
    Abstract: A method may include a processing system detecting a biometric condition of a user exceeding a threshold, determining a triggering object associated with the biometric condition, where the triggering object is captured via a camera, and applying the triggering object and at least one personal parameter to a plurality of context filters. The plurality of context filters may provide a relevance topic based upon the triggering object and the at least one personal parameter. The processing system may further generate a plurality of search terms based upon the relevance topics that are determined from the plurality of context filters and present the plurality of search terms via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Innes, Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley, James Pratt
  • Publication number: 20220171876
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein for managing and sharing sensitive information using blockchain technology. In certain embodiments, a transaction may be generated using information and a set of conditions, wherein satisfying the set of conditions by a requester of the information determines access to the information by the requester and the set of conditions include a count for a number of queries allowed for accessing the information. As requesters access the information, the count is decremented or adjusted and updated transactions are stored on the blockchain ledger until the count adjusts to a predetermined number, such zero. The information and the set of conditions may be defined by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: James Pratt, Nigel Bradley, Eric Zavesky, Nikhil Marathe, Timothy Innes
  • Patent number: 11330050
    Abstract: A network device includes a processor and a memory. The processor effectuates operations including instantiating an edge share orchestrator that identifies edge devices including a customer device. Edge share orchestrator also determines that the customer device lacks computing power or functionality to perform at least a portion of an existing or augmented service and identifies at least one additional device of the edge devices capable of providing additional computing power or functionality for performing the at least a portion of the existing service or augmented service associated with the customer device. Edge share orchestrator also meshes the additional computing power or functionality of the at least one additional device with the customer device and performs the at least a portion of the existing or augmented service associated with the customer device using the meshed additional computing power or functionality of the at least one additional device and the customer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley, David Crawford Gibbon, Timothy Innes, James Pratt
  • Patent number: 11304026
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses may provide for the auto-determination of collective commonalities among users located within an environment. Once determined, a number of features may be further described for management of interactions within the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Koch, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Eric Zavesky, Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley
  • Patent number: 11281796
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein for managing and sharing sensitive information using blockchain technology. In certain embodiments, a transaction may be generated using information and a set of conditions, wherein satisfying the set of conditions by a requester of the information determines access to the information by the requester and the set of conditions include a count for a number of queries allowed for accessing the information. As requesters access the information, the count is decremented or adjusted and updated transactions are stored on the blockchain ledger until the count adjusts to a predetermined number, such zero. The information and the set of conditions may be defined by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Pratt, Nigel Bradley, Eric Zavesky, Nikhil Marathe, Timothy Innes
  • Publication number: 20220030338
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies directed to optical networking with hybrid optical vortices are disclosed herein. Embodiments can include a system that is configured to perform operations for optical networking with hybrid optical vortices. The system can include a hybrid optical switch that can communicatively couple with another network device via one or more nanofiber communication paths. The operations can include receiving, from a first nanofiber communication path, a hybrid optical vortex that carries an internet protocol packet. The operations also can include decoupling the hybrid optical vortex to extract an optical vortex that encapsulates the internet protocol packet. The operations also can include switching the internet protocol packet to a subsequent communication path based on the optical vortex that encapsulates the internet protocol packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Innes, Oliver Elliott, Samuel Scruggs
  • Publication number: 20220028389
    Abstract: Multi-agent input coordination can be used to for acoustic collaboration of multiple listening agents deployed in smart devices on a premises, improving the accuracy of identifying requests and specifying where that request should be honored, improving quality of detection, and providing better understanding of user commands and user intent throughout the premises. A processor or processors such as those in a smart speaker can identify audio requests received through at least two agents in a network and determine at which of the agents to actively process a selected audio request. The identification can make use of techniques such as location context and secondary trait analysis. The audio request can include simultaneous audio requests received through at least two agents, differing audio requests received from different requesters, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Pratt, Timothy Innes, Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley
  • Publication number: 20220030328
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and devices for tracking an accessing of a media content via a watermark embedded by a network node are disclosed. For example, a processing system including at least one processor may receive, from a first network node, a first copy of a watermark that is embedded by the first network node in a media content. The processing system may further receive a notification comprising a second copy of the watermark and an identification of a first endpoint device, the notification associated with an accessing of the media content by the first endpoint device, and record the accessing of the media content by the first endpoint device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Timothy Innes, James Pratt, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20210400090
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a processing system obtains physical and social environmental data for a communication device user, and provides content for presentation at the device. First reaction data, obtained via sensors associated with the user, indicate the user's reaction to presentation of the content; the data is analyzed to determine user affinity for the content in a context of the physical and social environments. The content is modified during the presentation; second reaction data is obtained and analyzed to determine a second user affinity for the modified content. If the affinity is enhanced, the modified content is sent to other users' equipment via a social network. Affinity responses regarding the modified content are analyzed, and a set of users is identified as an affinity group; additional content is transmitted to equipment of the affinity group. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley, James Pratt, Timothy Innes
  • Patent number: 11201798
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide automated virtual network function modification using replicated environments and functions to measure and test modified functions against one another before implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Nigel Bradley, Timothy Innes