Patents by Inventor Bernard S. Renger

Bernard S. Renger 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: 10728363
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a recommended action are disclosed. For example, the method receives first data that is measured via at least one sensor deployed at a venue, receives second data from at least one user endpoint device present at the venue, wherein the second data comprises data that is measured via a sensor associated with the at least one user endpoint device, applies a perception model of the venue to the first data and the second data that are received, generates at least one recommended action when a threshold is reached, wherein the threshold is established for generating the at least one recommended action, and provides an update to the perception model of the venue based on the at least one recommended action that is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Raghuraman Gopalan, Zhu Liu, Yadong Mu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray
  • Patent number: 10719777
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium, and apparatus for modeling data of a service for providing a policy are disclosed. For example, a method may include a processor for generating a first policy for a first service by a first policy model using machine learning for processing first data of the first service, determining whether the first policy is to be applied to a second service, applying the first policy to the second service when the first policy is deemed to be applicable to the second service, wherein the applying the first policy provides the first policy to a second policy model using machine learning for processing second data of the second service, generating a second policy for the second service, and implementing the second policy in the second service, wherein the first service and the second service are provided by a single service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Propery I, L.P.
    Inventors: Raghuraman Gopalan, Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Yadong Mu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 10715959
    Abstract: A method includes accessing, at a base station of a wireless communications network, information identifying a plurality of user devices in a coverage area of the base station. The method includes determining a forecasted content request for media content at a particular time for delivery to a first user device of the plurality of user devices based on media consumption data for the first user device. The method includes receiving, from a second user device of the plurality of user devices, a request for the media content at a time before the particular time. The method includes sending an instruction to the first user device that directs the first user device store the media content received via a multicast transmission of the media content. The method also includes sending the media content via the multicast transmission to the first user device and to the second user device responsive to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Raghuraman Gopalan, Zhu Liu, Yadong Mu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 10694250
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies directed to screening streaming content with locked application programming interfaces are disclosed herein. Embodiments can include a system that is configured to perform operations that can include detecting a content stream directed to a media application on a user equipment, where audiovisual content of the content stream is presented on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, David Crawford Gibbon, Bernard S. Renger, Lee Begeja, Zhu Liu
  • Publication number: 20200195988
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments include providing video streams of video content to displays, each video stream includes a portion of the video content, determining that a viewer reaction to a first portion of the video content in a first video stream satisfies a viewer reaction threshold when the first video stream is presented on a first display, and determining that a sub-portion of the first portion of the video content caused the viewer reaction to satisfy the viewer reaction threshold in response to analyzing the first portion of the video content. Further embodiments include generating a second video stream of the video content, the second video stream comprises the sub-portion without a remainder of the first portion, and providing the second video stream to a second display. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Lee Begeja, Behzad Shahraray, Bernard S. Renger
  • Publication number: 20200175873
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for adjusting at least one network-controllable physical resource in response to detecting that a network-connected vehicle comprises a potential hazard to an animate being with a registered safety need are disclosed. In one example, a processing system including at least one processor may identify a network-connected vehicle and a animate being with a registered safety need, detect that the network-connected vehicle poses a potential hazard to the animate being with the registered safety need, transmit a first warning to the network-connected vehicle of the potential hazard, and adjust at least one network-controllable physical resource in response to the detecting that the network-connected vehicle poses the potential hazard to the animate being with the registered safety need.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Tan Xu, Eric Zavesky, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, David Crawford Gibbon, Zhu Liu
  • Patent number: 10659527
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing an opportunistic crowd based service platform is disclosed. A mobile sensor device is identified based on a current location and/or other qualities, such as intrinsic properties, previous sensor data, or demographic data of an associated user of the mobile sensor device. Data is collected from the mobile sensor device. The data collected from the mobile sensor device is aggregated with data collected from other sensor devices, and content generated based on the aggregated data is delivered to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Andrea Basso, Lee Begeja, David C. Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray
  • Patent number: 10650239
    Abstract: Devices, computer-readable media, and methods for providing an enhanced indication of an object that is located via a visual feed in accordance with a user context are disclosed. For instance, in one example, a processing system including at least one processor may detect a user context from a visual feed, locate an object via the visual feed in accordance with the user context, and provide an enhanced indication of the object via an augmented reality display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Eric Zavesky, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Lee Begeja
  • Publication number: 20200145617
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, an assessment of a context associated with a conference, an identification of an object associated with the conference in accordance with the context, and a presentation of the object as part of the conference. The conference may include a videoconference and the object may include a physical object, a virtual object, or a combination thereof. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Zhu Liu, Tan Xu, Bernard S. Renger
  • Publication number: 20200137316
    Abstract: A processing system having at least one processor may establish a communication session between a first communication system of a first user and a second communication system of a second user, the communication session including first video content of a first physical environment of the first user and second video content of a second physical environment of the second user, determine a first visualization action for a first physical object in the first physical environment in accordance with a first configuration setting of the first user for the communication session, obtain the first video content from a first camera of the first communication system, detect the first physical object in the first video content, and perform the first visualization action to modify the first video content. The processing system may then transmit first visualization information including the first video content that is modified to the second communication system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Zhu Liu, David Crawford Gibbon, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Tan Xu
  • Publication number: 20200137454
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system and method for selecting media content for a group of persons located at a venue. The system and method identify a plurality of viewers in a vicinity of a venue that has one or more display devices from location data and extracts a content viewing preference of each viewer from their profile data. The process includes aggregating the content viewing preference of each of the plurality of viewers to generate an aggregated content profile. Based on the aggregated content profile, a list of content is generated. Next, a first group of viewers approaching a viewing range of a display device are sensed by imaging data. Any conflicts between content viewing preferences of the first group of viewers are detected and resolved based on weighting the viewing preferences of the group. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Yadong Mu, Lee Begeja, Bernard S. Renger, Raghuraman Gopalan, Behzad Shahraray, Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20200134298
    Abstract: A processing system having at least one processor may establish a communication session between a first communication system of a first user and a second communication system of a second user, the communication session including first visual content, the first visual content including a first visual representation of the first user, and detecting a first action of the first visual representation in the first visual content in accordance with a first action detection model. The processing system may modify, in response to the detecting the first action, the first visual content in accordance with a first configuration setting of the first user for the communication session, which may include modifying the first action of the first visual representation of the first user in the first visual content. In addition, the processing system may transmit the first visual content that is modified to the second communication system of the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Lee Begeja, Paul Triantafyllou
  • Publication number: 20200090701
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for composing a video in accordance with a user goal and an audience preference are described. For example, a processing system having at least one processor may obtain a plurality of video clips of a user, determine at least one goal of the user for a production of a video from the plurality of video clips, determine at least one audience preference of an audience, and compose the video comprising at least one video clip of the plurality of video clips of the user in accordance with the at least one goal of the user and the at least one audience preference. The processing system may then upload the video to a network-based publishing platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Tan Xu, Behzad Shahraray, Eric Zavesky, Lee Begeja, Paul Triantafyllou, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger
  • Publication number: 20200092293
    Abstract: A processing system including at least one processor may receive a task request for a user from a requesting party, identify a trust profile for the requesting party, identify a first automated system to access to fulfill the task request, determine whether the trust profile for the requesting party permits an access to the first automated system, and fulfill the task request via the first automated system when it is determined that the trust profile for the requesting party permits the access to the first automated system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Zhu Liu, Paul Triantafyllou, Eric Zavesky, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray
  • Patent number: 10594569
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, analyzing content flow data in a communication network to obtain flow statistics; the statistics are aggregated to construct a model of the content flow based on the aggregated flow statistics. Operations of network nodes are predicted based on the model; a content delivery path in the communication network is identified. A quality of service is detected for network nodes on the content delivery path. The detected quality of service is compared with a predicted quality of service based on the model; a network anomaly is detected based on the comparing. The content flow on the content delivery path is adjusted responsive to detection of the network anomaly. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Raghuraman Gopalan, Zhu Liu, Yadong Mu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray
  • Publication number: 20200077144
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies directed to screening streaming content with locked application programming interfaces are disclosed herein. Embodiments can include a system that is configured to perform operations that can include detecting a content stream directed to a media application on a user equipment, where audiovisual content of the content stream is presented on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, David Crawford Gibbon, Bernard S. Renger, Lee Begeja, Zhu Liu
  • Patent number: 10560745
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system and method for selecting media content for a group of persons located at a venue. The system and method identify a plurality of viewers in a vicinity of a venue that has one or more display devices from location data and extracts a content viewing preference of each viewer from their profile data. The process includes aggregating the content viewing preference of each of the plurality of viewers to generate an aggregated content profile. Based on the aggregated content profile, a list of content is generated. Next, a first group of viewers approaching a viewing range of a display device are sensed by imaging data. Any conflicts between content viewing preferences of the first group of viewers are detected and resolved based on weighting the viewing preferences of the group. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Yadong Mu, Lee Begeja, Bernard S. Renger, Raghuraman Gopalan, Behzad Shahraray, Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20200039070
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for providing logistical support for robots. In one example, the method includes receiving, at a centralized support center that is in communication with a plurality of robots, a query from a first robot of the plurality of robots that has been deployed to perform a task, wherein the query indicates an error encountered by the first robot and evidence of the error collected by the first robot, formulating, at the centralized support center, a proposed solution to resolve the error, wherein the formulating comprises soliciting an analysis of the evidence by a party other than the first robot, and delivering, by the centralized support center, the proposed solution to the first robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, David Crawford Gibbon, Bernard S. Renger, Tan Xu
  • Patent number: 10554931
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, an assessment of a context associated with a conference, an identification of an object associated with the conference in accordance with the context, and a presentation of the object as part of the conference. The conference may include a videoconference and the object may include a physical object, a virtual object, or a combination thereof. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Zhu Liu, Tan Xu, Bernard S. Renger
  • Publication number: 20200035125
    Abstract: A system, process and software that incorporate the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a condition that causes an impaired perception of an original media content item during a presentation. A media content modification is determined, wherein application of the media content modification to the original media content item results in a modified media content item. The modified media content item, when presented to the media presentation device, ameliorates the impaired perception of the media content item. The media content modification is applied to the original media content item resulting in the modified media content item. The modified media content item is presented at the media presentation device contemporaneously with the original media content item, allowing different viewers to observe the modified media content item simultaneously with the original. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Amy Ruth Reibman, David Crawford Gibbon, Bernard S. Renger, Zhu Liu, Behzad Shahraray