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: 20220254113
    Abstract: A processing system of a mobile device may determine the device's predicted viewport, which defines a portion of a real world environment that is expected to be visible to the device's user at a future time. The processing system may determine a set of extended reality anchors that are present in the real world environment, where each anchor stores a digital object that, when rendered by the device and presented to the user simultaneously with the real world environment, creates extended reality media. The processing system may remove a first subset anchors from the set, where locations of anchors in the first subset fall outside a threshold distance from the predicted viewport. The removing results in a second subset of anchors remaining in the set. The processing system may download a digital object from a second device, where the digital object is stored by an anchor of the second subset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Tan Xu, David Crawford Gibbon, Bo Han, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 11412440
    Abstract: A mobile device incorporating 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: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Andrea Basso
  • Publication number: 20220248073
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, modifying a user profile associated with a user associated with a content service to generate an updated user profile according to consumption of media content by the user and user feedback information associated with the consumption of the media content, determining a user context according to information associated with user device, where the user context includes current activity of the user, modifying a set of media content according to the user context that is determined to generate an updated set of media content, where a type of media content is eliminated from the set of media content in the updated set of media content according to the user context, and presenting the updated set of content at a presentation device of the user via a personal media channel of the user associated with the content service. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, David Crawford Gibbon, Tan Xu, Lee Begeja, Raghuraman Gopalan
  • Patent number: 11405486
    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: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    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: 20220237027
    Abstract: Task delegation and cooperation for automated assistants is presented. A method comprises receiving, at a centralized support center that is in contact with a plurality of automated assistants including a first automated assistant and a second automated assistant, a request to perform a task on behalf of an individual, formulating, at the centralized support center, the task as a plurality of sub-tasks including a first sub-task and a second sub-task, delegating, at the centralized support center, the first sub-task to the first automated assistant, based on a determination at the centralized support center that the first automated assistant is capable of performing the first sub-task, and delegating, at the centralized support center, the second sub-task to the second automated assistant, based on a determination at the centralized support center that the second automated assistant is capable of performing the second sub-task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Raghuraman Gopalan, Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Eric Zavesky
  • 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: 11392983
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, monitoring a performance of a creative presented by a first plurality of client devices in conjunction with a distribution of a first content item via a first outlet, determining that the performance exceeds a threshold, responsive to the determining that the performance exceeds the threshold, identifying a second outlet to distribute the first content item, and providing the first content item to the second outlet responsive to the identifying of the second outlet. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Xandr Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, Eric Zavesky, Samuel Seljan, Ashutosh Sanzgiri, David Crawford Gibbon
  • Patent number: 11394875
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a content capture application and/or service. In one example embodiment, an application/service can determine a project definition for a media project that can include a video that is to be captured via a user device having a camera. The application/service can determine a device capability of the user device including a video capability and a networking capability. The application/service can determine, based on the project definition and the device capability, a capture suggestion. The capture suggestion can include instructions relating to content to be included in the video. The device can provide the capture suggestion to the user device, obtain media content based on the video, assemble the media project including the media content, and output the media project to a recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Jean-Francois Paiement, Tan Xu, Terrel Lecesne
  • Publication number: 20220224841
    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: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Zhu Liu, David Crawford Gibbon, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Tan Xu
  • Publication number: 20220224958
    Abstract: In one example, a method performed by a processing system in a telecommunications network includes acquiring live footage of an event, acquiring sensor data related to the event, wherein the sensor data is collected by a sensor positioned in a location at which the event occurs, extracting an analytical statistic related to a target participating in the event, wherein the extracting is based on content analysis of the live footage and the sensor data, filtering data relating to the target based on the analytical statistic to identify content of interest in the data, wherein the data comprises the live footage, the sensor data, and data relating to historical events that are similar to the event, and generating computer-generated content to present the content of interest, wherein when the computer-generated content is synchronized with the live footage on an immersive display, an augmented reality media is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Lee Begeja, Behzad Shahraray, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20220224768
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes obtaining metadata from media content and consumed by network subscribers; determining for each network subscriber a consumer context associated with the media content; and determining a media consumption pattern for each network subscriber based on the metadata and the consumer context, thereby generating a plurality of media consumption patterns. The method further includes aggregating the media consumption patterns; determining, based on the aggregated media consumption patterns, a media consumption trend for the network subscribers; and correlating the media consumption trend with a profile including a current activity for a network subscriber of the plurality of network subscribers, thereby generating a recommendation for the network subscriber regarding new media content not previously consumed by the network subscriber. The method also includes communicating the recommendation to the network subscriber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ann E. Skudlark, Eric Zavesky, Lien Tran, David Crawford Gibbon, Zhu Liu
  • Publication number: 20220215637
    Abstract: In one example, a method performed by a processing system in a telecommunications network includes acquiring the media stream and identifying an anchor in a scene of the media stream. The anchor is a presence in the scene that has a physical effect on the scene. A type and a magnitude of the physical effect of the anchor on the scene is estimated. An actuator in a vicinity of the user endpoint device that is capable of producing a physical effect in the real world to match the physical effect of the anchor on the scene is identified. A signal is sent to the actuator. The signal controls the actuator to produce the physical effect in the real world when the physical effect of the anchor on the scene occurs in the media stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Behzad Shahraray, Eric Zavesky, David Crawford Gibbon, Tan Xu, Zhu Liu
  • Publication number: 20220217317
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a processing system including a processor and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations including receiving immersive media content; creating foreground information for rendering foreground video content of the immersive media content; receiving a first point-of-view (PoV) of a first viewer operating a first display device; generating a background video content from the immersive media content; sending the foreground information to the first display device; and sending a first portion of the background video content to the first display device, wherein the first portion is based on the first PoV. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tan Xu, Eric Zavesky, Allyson King, Jianxiong Dong, David Crawford Gibbon
  • Publication number: 20220191295
    Abstract: In one example, a device, computer-readable medium, and method for synchronizing multiple user devices in an immersive media environment using time-of-flight (ToF) light patterns are provided. In one example, a method performed by a processing system of a first device includes detecting a fiducial that is present in a light pattern projected by a second device, wherein the second device is present in a same surrounding environment as the first device, determining an identity of the second device based on an appearance of the fiducial, identifying an expected orientation of the fiducial within the light pattern, based on the identity of the second device, and determining a location of the second device relative to the first device, based on an observed orientation of the fiducial relative to the expected orientation of the fiducial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon
  • Patent number: 11350148
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, modifying a user profile associated with a user associated with a content service to generate an updated user profile according to consumption of media content by the user and user feedback information associated with the consumption of the media content, determining a user context according to information associated with user device, where the user context includes current activity of the user, modifying a set of media content according to the user context that is determined to generate an updated set of media content, where a type of media content is eliminated from the set of media content in the updated set of media content according to the user context, and presenting the updated set of content at a presentation device of the user via a personal media channel of the user associated with the content service. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, David Crawford Gibbon, Tan Xu, Lee Begeja, Raghuraman Gopalan
  • Patent number: 11347387
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device having a processing system including a processor; and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations of deriving one or more building blocks from original content of a franchise; providing a search interface enabling a user to discover the one or more building blocks, wherein the user selects a set of building blocks from the one or more building blocks for creating user generated content; providing a composition module enabling the user to manipulate the set of building blocks to create the user generated content; and applying one or more policies of the franchise concerning the user generated content, wherein the one or more policies ensure that the user generated content complies with objectives of the franchise. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, David Crawford Gibbon, Samuel Seljan, Ashutosh Sanzgiri
  • Publication number: 20220164153
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a group of content layers from a group of media content sources, and identifying metadata for each of the group of content layers resulting in a group of metadata. Further embodiments can include obtaining a group of user preferences, and selecting a first portion of the group of content layers according to the group of metadata and the group of user preferences resulting in a first selected portion of the group of content layers. Additional embodiments can include providing first instructions to a first display of a first communication device to present the first selected portion of the group of content layers resulting in a first presentation. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, David Crawford Gibbon, James H. Pratt
  • Publication number: 20220167075
    Abstract: A processing system including at least one processor may capture data from a sensor comprising a microphone of a wearable device, the data comprising external audio data captured via the microphone, determine first audio data a first audio source in the external audio data, apply the first audio data to a situational detection model, and detect a first situation via the first situational detection model. The processing system may then modify, in response to detecting the first situation via the first situational detection model, the external audio data via a change to the first audio data in the external audio data to generate a modified audio data, in accordance with at least a first audio adjustment corresponding to the first situational detection model, where the modifying comprises increasing or decreasing a volume of the first audio data, and present the modified audio data via an earphone of the wearable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Paiement, David Crawford Gibbon, Tan Xu, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20220156797
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining data relating to a user, where the data relating to the user includes user profile data regarding user activities in a first domain, mapping the user profile data to a second domain, resulting in mapped user profile data, receiving, from an immersion engine, data regarding an immersion environment, obtaining data relating to advertisement content, where the data relating to advertisement content includes information identifying an advertisement object, deriving immersive advertising data based on the mapped user profile data, the data regarding the immersion environment, and the data relating to the advertisement content, and outputting the immersive advertising data to the immersion engine, where the immersive advertising data enables the immersion engine to embed the advertisement object in the immersion environment. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Paiement, David Crawford Gibbon, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 11336743
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes obtaining metadata from media content and consumed by network subscribers; determining for each network subscriber a consumer context associated with the media content; and determining a media consumption pattern for each network subscriber based on the metadata and the consumer context, thereby generating a plurality of media consumption patterns. The method further includes aggregating the media consumption patterns; determining, based on the aggregated media consumption patterns, a media consumption trend for the network subscribers; and correlating the media consumption trend with a profile including a current activity for a network subscriber of the plurality of network subscribers, thereby generating a recommendation for the network subscriber regarding new media content not previously consumed by the network subscriber. The method also includes communicating the recommendation to the network subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ann E. Skudlark, Eric Zavesky, Lien Tran, David Crawford Gibbon, Zhu Liu