Patents by Inventor David Crawford Gibbon

David Crawford Gibbon 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: 20190080629
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for monitoring a user's food intake. For instance, in one example, a user's food intake is monitored based on data collected from a sensor. The user's current nutrient consumption is estimated based on the monitoring. A recommendation is presented to the user based on the estimating, where the recommendation is designed to help the user achieve a target nutrient consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: RAGHURAMAN GOPALAN, Eric Zavesky, Bernard S. Renger, Zhu Liu, Behzad Shahraray, David Crawford Gibbon, Lee Begeja, Paul Triantafyllou, Tan Xu
  • Publication number: 20190075029
    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: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: 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: 10225369
    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: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    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: 20190066289
    Abstract: A method includes determining, at an image processing device, object quality values for a plurality of objects represented in an image. The object quality values are based on portions of image data for the image. The object quality values include a blurriness value for each object and a color value for each object. The method includes accessing, via the image processing device, object category metrics associated with an object category. The object category metrics include a blurriness metric for each object and a color metric for each object. The method also includes performing, with the image processing device, a particular image processing operation for the image based on comparisons of the object quality values for each object to corresponding object category metrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, DAVID CRAWFORD GIBBON, LEE BEGEJA, AMY RUTH REIBMAN
  • Publication number: 20190053126
    Abstract: A mobile device that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, operations including requesting transport characteristics of a network coupled to a server and to the device according to a trajectory of the device. Data packets are transported to the mobile device according to a dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol. The operations include obtaining the current transport characteristics of the network and predicting a future transport characteristic of the network, according to the trajectory of the device. A time is scheduled for sending a request to the server for transmission over the network of a data packet. The time can be scheduled according to the current and future transport characteristics of the network, to avoid degradation in quality of media content presented by the device. The data packet received responsive to sending the request is buffered for a future presentation of the media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Andrea Basso
  • Patent number: 10199039
    Abstract: A machine-readable medium may include a group of reusable components for building a spoken dialog system. The reusable components may include a group of previously collected audible utterances. A machine-implemented method to build a library of reusable components for use in building a natural language spoken dialog system may include storing a dataset in a database. The dataset may include a group of reusable components for building a spoken dialog system. The reusable components may further include a group of previously collected audible utterances. A second method may include storing at least one set of data. Each one of the at least one set of data may include ones of the reusable components associated with audible data collected during a different collection phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, David Crawford Gibbon, Dilek Z. Hakkani-Tur, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Gokhan Tur
  • Publication number: 20190037359
    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: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Raghuraman Gopalan, Zhu Liu, Yadong Mu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20190019278
    Abstract: A method includes capturing a first image via a camera of an electronic device using a first set of image capture parameters. The method includes identifying a first object in the first image based on an object recognition model. The method includes sending first image data to a server. The first image data includes first information associated with the first object. The method includes capturing a second image via the camera using a second set of image capture parameters. The method includes identifying a second object in the second image based on the object recognition model. The method includes sending second image data to the server. The second image data includes second information associated with the second object. The method also includes receiving location information from the server. The location information is determined by the server based on the first information and the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Benjamin J. Stern, Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20180367855
    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: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    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: 20180357932
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for performing autonomous multi-pass data acquisition using unmanned aerial vehicle. For instance, in one example, a method includes obtaining a first set of sensor data collected by a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles comprising at least one unmanned aerial vehicle, wherein the first set of sensor data depicts a target area at a first granularity, constructing a three-dimensional map of hierarchical unit representations of the first set of sensor data, sending a signal to the fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles to obtain a second set of sensor data at a second granularity that is finer than the first granularity, based at least in part on an examination of the three-dimensional map, and aggregating the second set of sensor data to form a high-resolution composite of the target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Paul Triantafyllou
  • Patent number: 10154295
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform operations, for example, including determining a first correlation value between a behavior of a first audience member and a subject matter being presented at a display processor, wherein the subject matter being presented at the display is observable by the first audience member. A second correlation value is determined between the behavior of the first audience member and a characteristic of an environment in a vicinity of the display and the first audience member. Responsive to the second correlation value exceeding the first correlation value, a determination is made as to whether a present channel selection resulting from user input initiated by the first audience member is responsive to the characteristic of the environment influencing the audience member more than the subject matter being presented at the display. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Raghuraman Gopalan, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 10142185
    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: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    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: 10140696
    Abstract: A method includes determining, at an image processing device, object quality values for a plurality of objects based on portions of image data corresponding to an image. Each portion corresponds to an object of the plurality of objects represented in the image. The method includes accessing, via the image processing device, object category metrics associated with an object category corresponding to each object of the plurality of objects. The method also includes determining, with the image processing device, image processing for the image based on comparisons of the object quality values for each object to corresponding object category metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, David Crawford Gibbon, Lee Begeja, Amy Ruth Reibman
  • Patent number: 10136380
    Abstract: A mobile device that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, operations including requesting transport characteristics of a network coupled to a server and to the device according to a trajectory of the device. Data packets are transported to the mobile device according to a dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol. The operations include obtaining the current transport characteristics of the network and predicting a future transport characteristic of the network, according to the trajectory of the device. A time is scheduled for sending a request to the server for transmission over the network of a data packet. The time can be scheduled according to the current and future transport characteristics of the network, to avoid degradation in quality of media content presented by the device. The data packet received responsive to sending the request is buffered for a future presentation of the media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Andrea Basso
  • Publication number: 20180332139
    Abstract: A server that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, operations including monitoring current transport characteristics of an internet protocol network communicatively coupled to the server and to a mobile device. Data packets are transported to the device according to a dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol. A future transport characteristic of the network is predicted according to the trajectory of the device. A request is received from the device for transmission of a data packet, and a time for fulfilling the request is scheduled according to the current and predicted transport characteristics. The operations further comprise selecting a transmission rate for transmission of the data packet to the mobile device responsive to detecting the time for fulfilling the request. The device performs buffering of the data packet for a future presentation of the media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Andrea Basso
  • Publication number: 20180317117
    Abstract: A mobile device that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, obtaining performance characteristics for network segments of a network where the network segments are selected from a group of network segments of the network based on a trajectory of the mobile device. The mobile device can monitor power state transitions of the mobile device, and can predict a future power state of the mobile device based on the monitoring of the power state transitions. The mobile device can determine a target time for sending a request for transmission of a data packet over the network where the target time is determined based on the performance characteristics for the network segments and based on the future power state of the mobile device. The mobile device can schedule a time for sending the request for transmission according to the target time. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Andrea Basso
  • Patent number: 10115185
    Abstract: A method includes receiving first image data at an electronic device, and performing a first image recognition operation on the first image data based on a first image recognition model stored in a memory of the electronic device. The method may include sending an image recognition model update request from the electronic device to a server, in response to determining that a result of the first image recognition operation fails to satisfy a confidence threshold. The method includes receiving image recognition model update information from the server and updating the first image recognition model based on the image recognition model update information to generate a second image recognition model. The method further includes performing a second image recognition operation based on the second image recognition model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Benjamin J. Stern, Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 10114893
    Abstract: Methods and systems for information querying are described. At least one recent image of a video signal may be accessed. Recent text associated with the at least one recent image may be accessed. A presentation image may be provided from the at least one recent image for presentation on a display. An original portion of the recent text may be identified within the presentation image. A selection of a user portion of the recent text may be received. An information source may be queried with the selection of the user portion of the recent text. The information source may be capable of using the selection to provide a result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, David Crawford Gibbon
  • Patent number: 10117058
    Abstract: A method includes accessing information identifying user devices, and accessing media consumption data indicating content requests corresponding to the user devices. The method also includes determining expected locations of the user devices based on the information, and determining forecasted content requests based on the media consumption data. The method further includes generating a pre-caching schedule based on the forecasted content requests and the expected locations, and determining that the pre-caching schedule indicates that particular media data is to be provided via a multicast transmission to a first user device and to a second user device. The method also includes sending an instruction to the first user device directing the first user device to store the particular media data. The method includes sending, responsive to a request from the second user device, the particular media data via the multicast transmission to the first user device and to the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    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
  • Publication number: 20180310060
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a computing device, first image data of a viewer of an output of user equipment. The method includes selecting, at the computing device based on a first item identified in the first image data, a background component to be included in multimedia content. The method also includes providing, from the computing device, the multimedia content to the user equipment for presentation to the viewer. The multimedia content includes the background component and a first foreground component, where the first foreground component has a first characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: ERIC ZAVESKY, DAVID CRAWFORD GIBBON, BERNARD S. RENGER, BEHZAD SHAHRARAY