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: 20210241322
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that include combining an offer with media content to generate a notice within a portion of the media content, providing the notice in the designated portions of the media content with the notice during a media content presentation at equipment of a user, receiving an indication of interest in the portion, retrieving marketing information for the portion of the media content based on the user profile including location based information, time based information, and activity information, monitoring an activity of the mobile communication device to determine when the mobile communication device information satisfies a location, time, and activity information that matches the marketing information and determining a communication for the user based on the marketing information and the monitoring of the activity of the mobile communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley, Wasib Khallil, Alexander MacDougall, Bhumit Patel, David Spivey
  • Patent number: 11082837
    Abstract: Management and configuration of internet of things network connected devices is facilitated herein. A proxy device comprises a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by a processor, facilitate performance of operations that comprise determining a first identity and a first operational parameter of a first device and a second identity and a second operational parameter of a second device. The first device and the second device can be associated with a defined communication network. The proxy device can be provisioned within the defined communication network and can operate as a security update proxy node for the first device and the second device. The operations can also comprise facilitating a first security update at the first device and a second security update at the second device based on a determination that the first device and the second device have delegated responsibility for security synchronization to the proxy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, David Crawford Gibbon, Lee Begeja, Timothy Innes
  • Publication number: 20210182354
    Abstract: A social communities assistant system may serve as a proxy for a user when communicating with social networking communities. The user may have a single interface on, such as an application, to communicate with a plurality of social communities. As a proxy, the social communities assistant system may manage parallel communications among the social communities on behalf of the user. The social communities assistant system may manage communications of various types. These types of communication may include queries, responses, statements, event notifications, or actions, among other things.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Koch, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Eric Zavesky, Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley
  • Publication number: 20210182914
    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: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Koch, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Eric Zavesky, Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley
  • Publication number: 20210184882
    Abstract: A method, system, computer readable storage medium, or apparatus provides for obtaining first information of a user (e.g., a user profile), wherein the user may be associated with a mobile device; based on the first information of the user, determining whether to communicate with the user via local area communication or wide area communication (e.g., a communication context) during a first period; determining to communicate via wide area communication during the first period; based on the determining to communicate via the wide area communication during the first period, sending an alert to invite the user associated with the mobile device to communicate with a remote domain (e.g., a remote physical location, such as a home, business, park, etc.); and based on acceptance of the invite, assigning a token for the user associated with the mobile device to further communicate with the remote domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Koch, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Eric Zavesky, Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley
  • Publication number: 20210182557
    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: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Koch, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Eric Zavesky, Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley
  • Publication number: 20210182867
    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: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Koch, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Eric Zavesky, Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley
  • Publication number: 20210174396
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a first shopper who has entered a store. A first layout is generated for a group of display screens situated along a route to display respective visualizations. First movement of the first shopper is detected from motion data at a first location proximal to a first one of the group of display screens. In response to the detected first movement, a first visualization is provided on the first one of the group of display screens. Second movement of the shopper is detected at a second location, different from the first location, and proximal to a second one of the group of display screens. In response to the detected second movement, a second visualization, different from the first visualization, is provided on the second one of the group of display screens. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Timothy Innes
  • Publication number: 20210174379
    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: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Koch, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Eric Zavesky, Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley
  • Publication number: 20210176589
    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: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Koch, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Eric Zavesky, Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley
  • Patent number: 11025517
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a sensor web for Internet of Things (“IoT”) devices. According to one aspect disclosed herein, a system can monitor a health status of an IoT sensor device of a plurality of IoT sensor devices. The system can determine that the health status of the IoT sensor device indicates a sensor malfunction experienced by the IoT sensor device, and in response, can generate and send an alert to a forensic analytics module. The alert can identify the sensor malfunction. In response to the alert, the forensic analytics module can determine a last known location of the IoT sensor device. The system can obtain a set of satellite images of the last known location of the IoT sensor device, and can utilize the set of satellite images of the last known location to determine a cause of the sensor malfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Innes, Alexander MacDougall, Nigel Bradley, Bhumit Patel, Christopher Carl, David Spivey, Wasib Khallil
  • Patent number: 11017437
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that include combining an offer with media content to generate a notice within a portion of the media content, providing the notice in the designated portions of the media content with the notice during a media content presentation at equipment of a user, receiving an indication of interest in the portion, retrieving marketing information for the portion of the media content based on the user profile including location based information, time based information, and activity information, monitoring an activity of the mobile communication device to determine when the mobile communication device information satisfies a location, time, and activity information that matches the marketing information and determining a communication for the user based on the marketing information and the monitoring of the activity of the mobile communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley, Wasib Khallil, Alexander MacDougall, Bhumit Patel, David Spivey
  • Publication number: 20210143909
    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: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., Timothy Innes
  • Publication number: 20210103452
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides task delegation and cooperation for automated assistants. In one example, a method performed by a processing system that is in communication with a plurality of automated assistants includes receiving, a query indicating a task with which a user desires assistance, parsing the task into a plurality of sub-tasks including a first sub-task and a second sub-task, identifying a first automated assistant of the plurality of automated assistants that is capable of performing the first sub-task and a second automated assistant of the plurality of automated assistants that is capable of performing the second sub-task, and formulating a proposal for responding to the query, wherein the proposal comprises a sequence in which the plurality of sub-tasks is to be performed and a mapping that assigns the first sub-task to the first automated assistant and the second sub-task to the second automated assistant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: James Pratt, Timothy Innes, Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley
  • Publication number: 20210097572
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving information associated with a first shopper of a plurality of shoppers from a monitoring device monitoring for presence of the plurality of shoppers; detecting, according to the information, entry into a store by the first shopper; identifying (responsive to detecting the entry) the first shopper, resulting in a first identification; generating (based upon the first identification) a first layout, the first layout comprising for each of a plurality of display screens situated along a route a respective visualization to be displayed, each respective visualization being part of a plurality of visualizations; detecting (responsive to receiving first motion data from the monitoring device) first movement by the first shopper to a first location that is proximal to a first display screen of the plurality of display screens; providing on the first display screen (responsive to detecting the first movement to the first location) a first visualizat
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Timothy Innes
  • Patent number: 10963918
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving information associated with a first shopper of a plurality of shoppers from a monitoring device monitoring for presence of the plurality of shoppers; detecting, according to the information, entry into a store by the first shopper; identifying (responsive to detecting the entry) the first shopper, resulting in a first identification; generating (based upon the first identification) a first layout, the first layout comprising for each of a plurality of display screens situated along a route a respective visualization to be displayed, each respective visualization being part of a plurality of visualizations; detecting (responsive to receiving first motion data from the monitoring device) first movement by the first shopper to a first location that is proximal to a first display screen of the plurality of display screens; providing on the first display screen (responsive to detecting the first movement to the first location) a first visualizat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Timothy Innes
  • Publication number: 20210058686
    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 26, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Innes, Oliver Elliott, Samuel Scruggs
  • Patent number: 10931376
    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: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Timothy Innes
  • Publication number: 20210004139
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device, comprising: a display; a sensor for detecting three dimensional objects; a processing system including a processor coupled to the display and sensor; and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising: identifying a three dimensional object proximal to a user of the device; tracking and storing a position of the three dimensional object; creating an augmented reality (AR) presentation for the user, wherein the AR presentation includes an image of the three dimensional object and an enhancement of the three dimensional object; and displaying the AR presentation to the user. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Bhumit Patel, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Timothy Innes
  • Publication number: 20200382219
    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: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Innes, Hosna Chaudhry