Patents by Inventor Eric Zavesky

Eric Zavesky 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: 20190320216
    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 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    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: 10448094
    Abstract: A system for providing video motion augmentation is disclosed. In particular, the system provides mechanisms for analyzing video content, metadata, or a combination thereof, to dynamically enhance and adapt regions of small movements or micro-movements in the video content based on a variety of inputs. The regions of small movements or micro-movements may be enhanced based on device characteristics associated with a device consuming the video content, based on a theme associated with the content, based on sensor data, based on user feedback, and based on a variety of other inputs. For example, motion content in the video content may be enhanced and emphasized based on the display resolution or other device characteristics of a device requesting the video content. Once the enhanced video content is generated based on the inputs, the enhanced content may be provided to the device requesting the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, James E. Jackson, James H. Pratt
  • Publication number: 20190311513
    Abstract: An augmented reality device computationally processes an image frame against a first augmented reality profile stored in a local database. The first augmented reality profile includes first annotation content associated with a first object and is obtained from a second user device. In response to an object computationally processed from the first image frame satisfying a predetermined threshold of similarity with the first object in the first augmented reality profile, the first annotation content is rendered, on a display of the first user device, relative to the first object according to rendering instructions for the first annotation content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Eric Zavesky, Wenxiao Zhang, Pan Hui
  • Publication number: 20190303837
    Abstract: Devices, computer-readable media, and methods for detecting a deviation from a workflow associated with a physical item. For example, a method may include a processing system having at least one processor for capturing a plurality of images of at least one physical item during a performance of a workflow comprising a plurality of tasks relating to the at least one physical item, tracking a progression of the performance of the workflow, and detecting, from at least a first image of the plurality of images, a deviation from the workflow. The processing system may then present a notification of the deviation from the workflow and confirm an action in response to the notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Lee Begeja, Zhu Liu, Behzad Shahraray, Bernard S. Renger
  • Publication number: 20190303974
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments for determining a media profile for media content. The media profile comprises a media metric for each of a plurality of portions of the media content. Further, embodiments include determining a price for advertising associated with the media content. In addition, embodiments include identifying an advertisement profile for each of a plurality of advertisements. The advertisement profile comprises an ad metric for each of a plurality of portions of an advertisement. Also, embodiments include selecting a first advertisement associated with a first advertisement profile from the plurality of advertisements according to the media profile, the first advertisement profile, and the price for the advertising associated with the media content. Further, embodiments include providing the first advertisement to be presented with the media content at a playback device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Behzad Shahraray, Bernard S. Renger, Raghuraman Gopalan, Tan Xu
  • Publication number: 20190289043
    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: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley, James Pratt, Timothy Innes
  • Publication number: 20190287415
    Abstract: Devices, computer-readable media, and methods for assembling a course for a subject are described. For example, a method may include a processing system having at least one processor identifying a plurality of content segments of a plurality of content sources of a subject having greater than a threshold similarity, and determining that a first topic is part of a core topic of the subject based upon a number of instances of the first topic within the plurality of the content segments. The processing system may then receive a request from a user device for a course for the subject, assemble the course for the subject including at least one of the plurality of the content segments having the first topic that is determined to be part of the core topic, and present the course to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Zhu Liu, Tan Xu, David Crawford Gibbon, Lee Begeja
  • Patent number: 10419818
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, generating narrative descriptions corresponding to visual features, visual events, and interactions there between for media content, where the narrative descriptions are associated with time stamps of the media content, and presenting the media content and an audio reproduction of the narrative descriptions, wherein the audio reproduction is synchronized to video of the media content according to the time stamps. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Raghuraman Gopalan, Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Amy Ruth Reibman, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20190279390
    Abstract: A method may include a processing system including at least one processor detecting an object in a captured image, capturing features of the object, determining a location of a first device, and determining a bearing from the first device to the object. The processing system may further transmit the features of the object, the location of the first device, and the bearing from the first device to the object to a second device. Another method may include a processing system including at least one processor receiving, from a second device, features of an object, a location of the second device, and a bearing from the second device to the object. The processing system may further provide an assistance to orient the first device to view the object using the features of the object, the location of the second device, and the bearing from the second device to the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Bo Han
  • Patent number: 10404549
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium, and apparatus for modeling data of a plurality of services for providing a new service are disclosed. For example, a method may include a processor for generating a first policy from a first service by a first policy model using machine learning for processing first data of the first service, generating a second policy from a second service by a second policy model using machine learning for processing second data of the second service, wherein the first service and the second service are different, and implementing one or more functions for a new service using the first policy and the second policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Raghuraman Gopalan, Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Yadong Mu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 10405260
    Abstract: Devices, computer-readable media, and methods are disclosed for assigning a service to a vehicle-based mobile node. For example, a processor deployed in a communication network may receive a request for the service from a mobile endpoint device, determine a route of the mobile endpoint device, determine a route of the vehicle-based mobile node, and assign the service to the vehicle-based mobile node when the route of the mobile endpoint device and the route of the vehicle-based mobile node coincide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Zhu Liu, Lee Begeja, Yadong Mu, David Crawford Gibbon, Bernard S. Renger, Raghuraman Gopalan, Behzad Shahraray
  • Publication number: 20190258847
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, systems and methods aggregating video content and adjusting the aggregate video content according to a training model. The adjusted aggregate video content comprises a first subset of the images and does not comprise a second subset of the images. The first subset of the images is determined by the training model based on a plurality of categories corresponding to a plurality of events. The illustrative embodiments also include presenting the adjusted aggregate video content and receiving identifications for the first subset of the images in the aggregate video content. Further, the illustrative embodiments include adjusting the training model according to the identifications and providing the adjusted training model to a network device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, Zhu Liu, Yadong Mu, Bernard S. Renger, David Crawford Gibbon, Behzad Shahraray, Raghuraman Gopalan, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20190244630
    Abstract: Speaker content generated in an audio conference is selectively and visually represented. A profile for each audience member who participates in the audio conference is obtained. Speaker content spoken during the audio conference is monitored. Different weights are applied to words included in the speaker content according to a parameter of the profile for each of the audience members. A relation between the speaker content to the profile for each of the audience members is determined. Visual representations of the speaker content are presented to selective members among the audience members based on the determined relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: David C. GIBBON, Andrea BASSO, Lee BEGEJA, Sumit KUMAR, Zhu LIU, Bernard S. RENGER, Behzad SHAHRARAY, Eric ZAVESKY
  • Patent number: 10374470
    Abstract: An antenna system can be controlled to wirelessly transmit power to a mobile device in a far-field environment by using different types of metamaterials to shape and constrain the beam of power, controlling the antenna based on a predicted position of the mobile device, or both of these. The mobile device can use the power to charge a power source associated with the mobile device. The predicted position of the mobile device can be determined using position information, motion and direction information, and height information about the mobile device. The position of the antenna can be controlled so that the power is wirelessly transmitted to the mobile device in the Fresnel zone of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Innes, James Pratt, Eric Zavesky, Bhumit Patel, Nigel Bradley
  • Publication number: 20190238914
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a server from a user device, a request for media content. The request identifies a first personal quality profile. The method includes identifying, at the server, a version of the media content to send to the user device based on first media quality preferences indicated by the first personal quality profile. The method includes, in response to a determination of unavailability of the version from a content source: retrieving, at the server from the content source, a particular version of the media content; and modifying, at the server, a visual attribute of the particular version to generate the version. The method further includes sending the version from the server to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Amy Ruth Reibman, Zhu Liu, Lee Begeja, Bernard S. Renger, David Crawford Gibbon, Behzad Shahraray, Raghuraman Gopalan, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20190236867
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and devices are disclosed for providing an access restriction of a second person to a location associated with a first person in a managed environment in connection with a physiological state of the second person. For example, a method may include a processing system having a processor receiving a security plan for a first person that pertains to a second person. The security plan may define an access restriction of the second person to a location associated with the first person in a managed environment in connection with a physiological state of the second person. The processing system may further detect the second person in the managed environment, detect the physiological state of the second person, and control an automated barrier in the managed environment in accordance with the security plan to provide the access restriction when the physiological state of the second person is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Gregory Edwards
  • Publication number: 20190215688
    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: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, David Crawford Gibbon, Lee Begeja, Timothy Innes
  • Patent number: 10341105
    Abstract: A system may include a transaction history controller to store, in a distributed blockchain database, a first chain including a primary head node for a first subscriber to a social media history map service and multiple blocks each representing an online transaction for the first subscriber, and a second chain including a follower head node, linked to the primary head node, for a second subscriber and multiple blocks each representing an online transaction for the second subscriber. The transaction history controller may receive data representing a first online transaction for the second subscriber, format the data for the distributed blockchain database, store the formatted data as a new block in the second chain, receive a request to generate a trend report for a cluster of subscribers that includes the first and second subscribers, and generate the trend report dependent on the blocks in the first and second chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Innes, Bhumit Patel, James Pratt, Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley
  • Publication number: 20190199827
    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: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Raghuraman Gopalan, Zhu Liu, Yadong Mu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray
  • Publication number: 20190199599
    Abstract: The concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed, in part, to a system that can monitor traffic traversing a virtualized network that includes a plurality of virtual network functions (“VNFs”) that provide, at least in part, a service. The system can capture an event from the traffic. The event can involve at least one VNF, and can negatively affect at least one operational aspect of the virtualized network in providing the service. The system can create snapshot that represents a network state of the virtualized network during the event. The system can create, based upon the snapshot, a shadow network. The shadow network can include a network emulation of the network state of the virtualized network during the event. The system can determine, from the shadow network, at least one modification to at least a portion of the virtualized network that would at least mitigate negative effects of the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Ryan Cullinane, Russell Fischer, Mary Keefe Hirsekorn, Jeffrey Stein, Paul Triantafyllou