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: 20210368155
    Abstract: A processing system having at least one processor may obtain at least a first source video from a first endpoint device and a second source video from a second endpoint device, where each of the first source video and the second source video is a two-dimensional video, determine that the first source video and the second source video share at least one feature that is the same for both the first source video and the second source video, and generate a volumetric video from the first source video and the second source video, where the volumetric video comprises a photogrammetric combination of the first source video and the second source video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, Eric Zavesky, Behzad Shahraray, Zhu Liu
  • Publication number: 20210365514
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method comprising receiving, by a processing system including a processor, a product description; determining product attributes; obtaining end user information including behavior history and language history; and modifying the product description based on the end user information. The modifying includes identifying text regarding selected attributes of the product, based on natural language processing (NLP) of the text description and the language history of the end user; and adding the identified text to the text description. The method also includes presenting the modified product description at the equipment of the end user; determining an end user behavior responsive to the presenting; and updating the end user information in accordance with the end user behavior. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Miranda Huet, James Pratt, Donald Perciful, Eric Zavesky, Michael Gonzales, Yupeng Jia
  • Patent number: 11182966
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example a machine-readable medium that includes executable instructions that, when executed by a processing system including a processor, facilitate performance of operations, where the operations can include determining a level of experience that each of two or more users have with an AR event, identifying a primary user of the two or more users based on the level of experience, receiving an instruction from the primary user to modify an AR overlay for a user of the two or more users, and modifying the AR overlay based on the instruction. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Gratz, Eric Zavesky, Jason Decuir
  • Patent number: 11182965
    Abstract: In one example, a method for generating and displaying markers in XR environments to enhance social engagement among users includes presenting, by a processing system, an extended reality environment to a first user, wherein the extended reality environment combines elements of a real world environment surrounding the first user with elements of a virtual world, inferring, by the processing system, a marker to be associated with a second user in the extended reality environment, wherein the marker indicates information about the second user; and modifying, by the processing system, the extended reality environment to incorporate the marker in a manner that is apparent to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt
  • Publication number: 20210357036
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a processor accesses sensor input data received from one or more sensors. The sensor input data represents one or more gestures. The processor determines, based on the sensor input data representing the one or more gestures, action data representing an action to be performed by a robot. The action includes physical movements of the robot. The processor evaluates the action data representing the action to be performed by the robot in light of evaluation data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Dailey, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Yupeng Jia
  • Publication number: 20210356953
    Abstract: A processing system including at least one processor may determine a navigation path for an uncrewed vehicle, obtain, from the uncrewed vehicle, location information of the uncrewed vehicle, and obtain visual information from one or more cameras of one or more devices along the navigation path, in response to determining the navigation path for the uncrewed vehicle. The processing system may then determine a deviation from an expected condition along the navigation path based upon the visual information from the one or more devices along the navigation path and transmit a notification of the deviation from the expected condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Jean-Francois Paiement, Tan Xu
  • Publication number: 20210357386
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, storing, in the memory a passed ledger, where the passed ledger includes data associated with characteristics of an object and wherein there is a one-to-one association between the passed ledger and the object. Some embodiments further include receiving, at a device including the processing system, information about a change to a characteristic of the object and writing to the passed ledger a block of data. The block of data is based on the change to the characteristic of the object. Some embodiments further include generating a hash of contents of the passed ledger, storing the hash of the contents of the passed ledger in a hash ledger and communicating, by the device, the hash of the contents of the passed ledger to a remote device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Pratt, Lars Johnson, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20210349883
    Abstract: An example method performed by a processing system includes computing a time series based on user consumption records for an item of media content, wherein the time series indicates, for each time segment of a plurality of time segments of the item of media content, a corresponding level of user interest, detecting a plurality of outliers in the plurality of time segments, based on the time series, and compiling a subset of the plurality of outliers into a single stream of events, wherein a duration of the single stream of events is shorter than a duration of the item of media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Subhabrata Majumdar, Deirdre Paul, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20210350552
    Abstract: One example of a method includes receiving a plurality of video streams depicting a scene, wherein the plurality of video streams provides images of the scene from a plurality of different viewpoints, identifying a target that is present in the scene, wherein the target is identified based on a determination of a likelihood of being of interest to a viewer of the scene, determining a trajectory of the target through the plurality of video streams, wherein the determining is based in part on an automated visual analysis of the plurality of video streams, wherein the determining is based in part on a visual analysis of the plurality of video streams, rendering a volumetric video traversal that follows the target through the scene, wherein the rendering comprises compositing the plurality of video streams, receiving viewer feedback regarding the volumetric video traversal, and adjusting the rendering in response to the viewer feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Tan Xu, Lee Begeja, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Raghuraman Gopalan, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20210350613
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, predicting a field of view of a viewer to obtain a predicted field of view based on information about the viewer and a scoring of a point of interest in media content. A line of sight is obtained between the viewer and a presentation of the media content to obtain a viewer line of sight, and the scoring of the point of interest in the media content is updated to obtain an updated scoring based on the viewer line of sight, the predicted field of view being updated according to the updated scoring. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tan Xu, Eric Zavesky, Behzad Shahraray, David Crawford Gibbon
  • Publication number: 20210352245
    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: July 26, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Zhu Liu, Tan Xu, Bernard S. Renger
  • Publication number: 20210352222
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a machine-readable medium, comprising executable instructions that, when executed by a processing system including a processor, facilitate performance of operations, including: receiving measurements indicating a viewpoint and a gaze direction of a user in a room; receiving a plurality of real-time images from the two or more cameras outside of the room; creating a visual presentation comprising two or more of the plurality of real-time images stitched together, wherein the two or more of the plurality of real-time images are used to remove a physical object obstructing a view of one of the two or more cameras; and sending the visual presentation to the display device, wherein the display device presents the visual presentation on the screen. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Tan Xu, Mohammed Abdel-Wahab, Jean-Francois Paiement
  • Patent number: 11170783
    Abstract: Multi-agent input coordination can be used to for acoustic collaboration of multiple listening agents deployed in smart devices on a premises, improving the accuracy of identifying requests and specifying where that request should be honored, improving quality of detection, and providing better understanding of user commands and user intent throughout the premises. A processor or processors such as those in a smart speaker can identify audio requests received through at least two agents in a network and determine at which of the agents to actively process a selected audio request. The identification can make use of techniques such as location context and secondary trait analysis. The audio request can include simultaneous audio requests received through at least two agents, differing audio requests received from different requesters, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Pratt, Timothy Innes, Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley
  • Publication number: 20210343262
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that has 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 media content from user equipment, wherein the media content comprises a sample of an existing work used to modify an original work; analyzing the media content using machine learning to determine a plurality of composition parameters that characterize aspects of the media content; recording the plurality of composition parameters determined, including an identification of composition parameters in the plurality of composition parameters attributable to the existing work, and an identification of composition parameters attributable to the original work, in a blockchain ledger; searching for the composition parameters in the blockchain ledger for one or more works having similar composition parameters; and reporting any works found during th
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Jason Decuir, Robert Gratz
  • Publication number: 20210341994
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure improves simulations based on the use of digital twins using social automatons. In one example, a method performed by a processing system including at least one processor includes constructing a digital twin of a physical environment, constructing a social automaton, wherein the social automaton comprises a virtual representation of an individual that is programmed to exhibit behaviors and characteristics of the individual, and inserting the social automaton into the digital twin to create an extended reality media in which interactions of the social automaton with the digital twin simulate interactions of the individual with the physical environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Jason Decuir, Robert Gratz
  • Publication number: 20210343260
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes monitoring conditions in a real environment in which a user is present, wherein the monitoring is performed by collecting data about the conditions from a plurality of sensors located in the real environment, transmitting the data about the conditions to an extended reality device that is present in the real environment, where the extended reality device is configured to render a virtual environment, interpolating between the real environment and the virtual environment, based at least in part on the conditions, to determine an actual extended reality environment that is being presented to the user, and sending a signal to a device that is located in the real environment, based on the interpolating, wherein the signal instructs the device to take an action that modifies at least one of the conditions in the real environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Zhu Liu, David Crawford Gibbon, Behzad Shahraray, Paul Triantafyllou, Tan Xu
  • Patent number: 11166050
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining a first group of video content streams of an event, determining a first point of view of a plurality of audience members of the event, and selecting a first portion of the first group of video content streams of the event according to the first point of view of the plurality of audience members. Further aspects can include aggregating the first portion of the first group of video content streams resulting in first aggregated video content, generating first augmented reality content from the first aggregated video content according to the first point of view, and providing the first augmented reality content to a communication device. The communication device can present the first augmented reality content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Paiement, Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 11165771
    Abstract: An example method may include a processing system including at least one processor detecting an interaction of a first user and a second user, providing a temporary authorization to the second user to access a data set based upon an authorization of the first user to access the data set, wherein the providing the temporary authorization is in response to the detecting the interaction, generating a record of an access of the second user to the data set, wherein the record includes a notation of the temporary authorization of the second user to access the data set based upon the authorization of the first user, detecting an end to the interaction of the first user and the second user, and revoking the temporary authorization of the second user to access the data set in response to the detecting of the end of the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, David Crawford Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Paul Triantafyllou, Bernard S. Renger
  • Patent number: 11164294
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Benjamin J. Stern, Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20210335050
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, storing, in a database, a decorating style preference of a user; receiving, from user equipment of the user, one or more images (and/or one or more 2D environment models and/or one or more 3D environment models) depicting an environment in which remodeling is desired; generating, via a machine learning process, a first model to present by the user equipment, the generating the first model being based upon the decorating style preference and the one or more images (and/or the one or more 2D environment models and/or the one or more 3D environment models), the first model comprising a first remodeling proposal for the environment; sending, to the user equipment, the first model, the sending of the first model facilitating display by the user equipment of a first depiction of the environment as proposed by the first remodeling proposal; receiving, from the user equipment, feedback information regarding the first remodeling proposal; generating, via the
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Jean-Francois Paiement, Tan Xu, David Crawford Gibbon, Jianxiong Dong