Patents by Inventor Jackson Jarrell Pair

Jackson Jarrell Pair 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: 20220408072
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device, that includes 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 a manifest for a point cloud, wherein the point cloud is partitioned into a plurality of cells; determining an occlusion level for a cell of the plurality of cells with respect to a predicted viewport; reducing a point density for the cell provided in the manifest based on the occlusion level, thereby determining a reduced point density; and requesting delivery of points in the cell, based on the reduced point density. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Cheuk Yiu Ip, Jackson Jarrell Pair
  • Publication number: 20220377308
    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, the operations comprising predicting a viewpoint within a volumetric video based on a movement input provided by a viewer, resulting in a predicted viewpoint at a future time, retrieving a cell occupancy bitmap for a point cloud of the volumetric video for the future time, determining visible cells based on the cell occupancy bitmap and the predicted viewpoint, where the visible cells are not obscured by points in other cells, and retrieving points of the point cloud that are within the visible cells prior to the future time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Cheuk Yiu Ip
  • Publication number: 20220312037
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a field of view (FoV) within a first frame of a video that occupies a sub-portion of the frame. A size is determined by subdividing a portion of the video according to a tiling scenario. Tiles overlapping the FoV are detected, and an updated size is determined based on an encoded version of the tiles and compared to a reference size. Responsive to the updated size being less than the reference size, the reference size is adjusted to the updated size, the tiling scenario is adjusted according to an adjusted tiling scenario, and the determining of the size is repeated based on the adjusted tiling scenario. Responsive to the updated size not being less than the reference size, a preferred tiling scenario is identified based on the adjusted tiling scenario for tiling the video. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vikash Sharma
  • Patent number: 11457200
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device, that includes 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 a manifest for a point cloud, wherein the point cloud is partitioned into a plurality of cells; determining an occlusion level for a cell of the plurality of cells with respect to a predicted viewport; reducing a point density for the cell provided in the manifest based on the occlusion level, thereby determining a reduced point density; and requesting delivery of points in the cell, based on the reduced point density. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Cheuk Yiu Ip, Jackson Jarrell Pair
  • Patent number: 11445161
    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, the operations comprising predicting a viewpoint within a volumetric video based on a movement input provided by a viewer, resulting in a predicted viewpoint at a future time, retrieving a cell occupancy bitmap for a point cloud of the volumetric video for the future time, determining visible cells based on the cell occupancy bitmap and the predicted viewpoint, where the visible cells are not obscured by points in other cells, and retrieving points of the point cloud that are within the visible cells prior to the future time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Cheuk Yiu Ip
  • Publication number: 20220277747
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining a natural language instruction, interpreting the instruction to obtain a machine interpretation, and analyzing the machine interpretation to obtain an intent of the natural language instruction. An actionable command adapted to cause a digital manipulation tool to digitally manipulate a content item is determined according to the intent of the natural language instruction. The actionable command is provided to the digital manipulation tool to obtain the manipulated content item. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Jackson Jarrell Pair
  • Patent number: 11395003
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a field of view (FoV) within a first frame of a video that occupies a sub-portion of the frame. A size is determined by subdividing a portion of the video according to a tiling scenario. Tiles overlapping the FoV are detected, and an updated size is determined based on an encoded version of the tiles and compared to a reference size. Responsive to the updated size being less than the reference size, the reference size is adjusted to the updated size, the tiling scenario is adjusted according to an adjusted tiling scenario, and the determining of the size is repeated based on the adjusted tiling scenario. Responsive to the updated size not being less than the reference size, a preferred tiling scenario is identified based on the adjusted tiling scenario for tiling the video. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vikash Sharma
  • Patent number: 11367447
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining a natural language instruction, interpreting the instruction to obtain a machine interpretation, and analyzing the machine interpretation to obtain an intent of the natural language instruction. An actionable command adapted to cause a digital manipulation tool to digitally manipulate a content item is determined according to the intent of the natural language instruction. The actionable command is provided to the digital manipulation tool to obtain the manipulated content item. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Jackson Jarrell Pair
  • Publication number: 20220172443
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process that analyzes image content of an immersive video frame and identifies a first group of segments of the immersive video frame based on the analysis. The segments collectively span an entire space portrayed by the immersive video frame and the first group of segments spans less than the entire space. A size of a display region of an immersive video viewer is determined that spans less than the entire space and a second group of segments is determined based on the first group of segments and the size of the display region. Transport of the second group of segments, spanning less than the entire space, is facilitated via a communication network to the immersive video viewer for presentation, without requiring transmission of all of the segments. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vikash Sharma
  • Patent number: 11282283
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process that analyzes image content of an immersive video frame and identifies a first group of segments of the immersive video frame based on the analysis. The segments collectively span an entire space portrayed by the immersive video frame and the first group of segments spans less than the entire space. A size of a display region of an immersive video viewer is determined that spans less than the entire space and a second group of segments is determined based on the first group of segments and the size of the display region. Transport of the second group of segments, spanning less than the entire space, is facilitated via a communication network to the immersive video viewer for presentation, without requiring transmission of all of the segments. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vikash Sharma
  • Publication number: 20220060711
    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 selecting a downsampling technique for removing points from a point cloud in a volumetric video; selecting a data reduction percentage for a target bitrate for streaming the volumetric video; downsampling the point cloud in each frame of the volumetric video for the target bitrate using the downsampling technique and data reduction percentage selected, thereby creating a downsampled volumetric video; and compressing and encoding the downsampled volumetric video, thereby creating an encoded volumetric video. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Cheuk Yiu Ip, Jackson Jarrell Pair
  • Publication number: 20220060769
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments for obtaining video content from a video content server, determining a quality parameter for each of the plurality of adjusted video content, and adjusting the video content to generate the plurality of adjusted video content. Each of the plurality of adjusted video content comprises a different point cloud density according to the quality parameter. Further embodiments can include receiving a request for the video content from a video content application on a communication device, and determining a distance from a viewpoint to a point-cloud object on the video content application of the communication device. Additional embodiments can include selecting an adjusted video content based on the distance from the viewpoint to the point-cloud object and the quality parameter of the adjusted video content, and providing the adjusted video content to the communication device for presentation. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Bo Han, Cheuk Yiu Ip, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Feng Qian
  • Patent number: 11200704
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, encoding a point cloud in a first frame of volumetric video in an octree format and identifying a first group of points of the point cloud, resulting in a first base layer including a base layer, a first enhancement layer and a second enhancement layer. Each layer includes different points from the point cloud, with the second enhancement layer including all points in each octet of leaf nodes in the octree format of the point cloud that are not in the base layer and the first enhancement layer. The first base layer of the point cloud is provided over a communication network to a media device and the first enhancement layer is also provided responsive to a determination of sufficient available bandwidth in the communication network. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Cheuk Yiu Ip, Jackson Jarrell Pair
  • Publication number: 20210383800
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining a natural language instruction, interpreting the instruction to obtain a machine interpretation, and analyzing the machine interpretation to obtain an intent of the natural language instruction. An actionable command adapted to cause a digital manipulation tool to digitally manipulate a content item is determined according to the intent of the natural language instruction. The actionable command is provided to the digital manipulation tool to obtain the manipulated content item. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Jackson Jarrell Pair
  • Patent number: 11190771
    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 selecting a downsampling technique for removing points from a point cloud in a volumetric video; selecting a data reduction percentage for a target bitrate for streaming the volumetric video; downsampling the point cloud in each frame of the volumetric video for the target bitrate using the downsampling technique and data reduction percentage selected, thereby creating a downsampled volumetric video; and compressing and encoding the downsampled volumetric video, thereby creating an encoded volumetric video. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Cheuk Yiu Ip, Jackson Jarrell Pair
  • Patent number: 11190817
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments for obtaining video content from a video content server, determining a quality parameter for each of the plurality of adjusted video content, and adjusting the video content to generate the plurality of adjusted video content. Each of the plurality of adjusted video content comprises a different point cloud density according to the quality parameter. Further embodiments can include receiving a request for the video content from a video content application on a communication device, and determining a distance from a viewpoint to a point-cloud object on the video content application of the communication device. Additional embodiments can include selecting an adjusted video content based on the distance from the viewpoint to the point-cloud object and the quality parameter of the adjusted video content, and providing the adjusted video content to the communication device for presentation. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Bo Han, Cheuk Yiu Ip, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Feng Qian
  • Publication number: 20210360046
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining data indicative, for a frame of a video, of a field of view of a user; determining from a set of homogeneous tiles of the frame a subset of the homogeneous tiles that covers the field of view, wherein the set of homogeneous tiles has been constructed prior to the obtaining of the data; and merging at least a first tile of the set of homogeneous tiles and a second tile of the set of homogenous tiles into a larger tile, wherein the merging is based upon at least one parameter. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vikash Sharma
  • Patent number: 11159823
    Abstract: In one example, a processing system including at least one processor may obtain at least one frame of a volumetric video, obtain a first viewport of a client device, render a plurality of two-dimensional subframes comprising two-dimensional projections of the at least one frame of the volumetric video, based upon the first viewport of the client device, and transmit the plurality of two-dimensional subframes to the client device. In another example, a processing system including at least one processor may request a volumetric video from a network-based proxy, provide a viewport to the network-based proxy, obtain a plurality of two-dimensional subframes from the network-based proxy in accordance with the viewport, select at least one of the plurality of two-dimensional subframes to present, and display the at least one two-dimensional subframe that is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Bo Han, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Feng Qian
  • Publication number: 20210289207
    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 selecting a downsampling technique for removing points from a point cloud in a volumetric video; selecting a data reduction percentage for a target bitrate for streaming the volumetric video; downsampling the point cloud in each frame of the volumetric video for the target bitrate using the downsampling technique and data reduction percentage selected, thereby creating a downsampled volumetric video; and compressing and encoding the downsampled volumetric video, thereby creating an encoded volumetric video. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Cheuk Yiu Ip, Jackson Jarrell Pair
  • Patent number: 11108841
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining data indicative, for a frame of a video, of a field of view of a user; determining from a set of homogeneous tiles of the frame a subset of the homogeneous tiles that covers the field of view, wherein the set of homogeneous tiles has been constructed prior to the obtaining of the data; and merging at least a first tile of the set of homogeneous tiles and a second tile of the set of homogenous tiles into a larger tile, wherein the merging is based upon at least one parameter. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vikash Sharma