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: 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
  • Publication number: 20210235140
    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: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    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
  • Publication number: 20210235057
    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: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Cheuk Yiu Ip, Jackson Jarrell Pair
  • Publication number: 20210195165
    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: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Cheuk Yiu Ip
  • Publication number: 20210183113
    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: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Cheuk Yiu Ip, Jackson Jarrell Pair
  • Patent number: 10979692
    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 movement input by a viewer, resulting in a predicted viewpoint, wherein a point cloud of the volumetric video is segmented into cells, and wherein at least some of the cells are visible to the viewer at a future time of playback based on the predicted viewpoint; retrieving a cell occupancy bitmap for the point cloud for the future time of playback; determining visible cells based on the cell occupancy bitmap and the predicted viewpoint; receiving the visible cells for the future time of playback; and rendering and displaying the point cloud within the visible cells during playback at the future time. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Cheuk Yiu Ip
  • Patent number: 10970882
    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 a base layer of a first frame of a point cloud of a volumetric video encoded in an octree format over a communication network; receiving a first enhancement layer of the first frame of the point cloud of the volumetric video encoded in the octree format responsive to available sufficient bandwidth in the communication network for delivery of the first enhancement layer; receiving a second enhancement layer of the first frame of the point cloud of the volumetric video encoded in the octree format responsive to available sufficient bandwidth in the communication network for delivery of the second enhancement layer; and rendering the first frame on a display device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Cheuk Yiu Ip, Jackson Jarrell Pair
  • Publication number: 20210051308
    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 movement input by a viewer, resulting in a predicted viewpoint, wherein a point cloud of the volumetric video is segmented into cells, and wherein at least some of the cells are visible to the viewer at a future time of playback based on the predicted viewpoint; retrieving a cell occupancy bitmap for the point cloud for the future time of playback; determining visible cells based on the cell occupancy bitmap and the predicted viewpoint; receiving the visible cells for the future time of playback; and rendering and displaying the point cloud within the visible cells during playback at the future time. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Cheuk Yiu Ip
  • Publication number: 20210027500
    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 a base layer of a first frame of a point cloud of a volumetric video encoded in an octree format over a communication network; receiving a first enhancement layer of the first frame of the point cloud of the volumetric video encoded in the octree format responsive to available sufficient bandwidth in the communication network for delivery of the first enhancement layer; receiving a second enhancement layer of the first frame of the point cloud of the volumetric video encoded in the octree format responsive to available sufficient bandwidth in the communication network for delivery of the second enhancement layer; and rendering the first frame on a display device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Cheuk Yiu Ip, Jackson Jarrell Pair
  • Publication number: 20200413098
    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: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vikash Sharma
  • Publication number: 20200404327
    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: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Bo Han, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Feng Qian
  • Publication number: 20200404241
    Abstract: A network processing system obtains a viewport of a client device for volumetric video and a two-dimensional (2D) subframe of a frame of volumetric video is obtained associated with the viewport. Viewports may be obtained from the client device or be predicted. 2D subframes and reduced resolution versions of frames can be transmitted to the client device. A client device may request volumetric video from the network processing system and provides a viewport to the network processing system. The client device may obtain from the network processing system reduced resolution versions of volumetric video frames and 2D subframes in accordance with the viewport. The client device may determine whether a current viewport matches the viewport associated with the obtained 2D subframe and provides a display based on either that subframe (upon a match) or a 2D perspective of the reduced resolution frame associated with the current viewport (if no match).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Bo Han, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Tan Xu
  • Publication number: 20200349775
    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: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vikash Sharma
  • Patent number: 10812774
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject application may include, for example, identifying FOV and OOS tiles of the video content. The FOV and OOS tiles are received from a video server. The FOV and OOS tiles are encoded using AVC and a first layer of SVC, respectively. Further embodiments include providing the FOV and OOS tiles for presentation on a display, detecting a change in a field of vision, and identifying other FOV tiles of the video content, which comprise a portion of the OOS tiles. Also, embodiments include requesting the portion of the OOS tiles and receiving the portion of the OOS tiles from the video server over the communication network, which are encoded using an enhancement layer of SVC and then provided, to the display, according the enhancement layer in conjunction with the providing of the OOS tiles according to the first layer. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., The Trustees of Indiana University
    Inventors: Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Bo Han, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vikash Sharma, Feng Qian
  • Patent number: 10812828
    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: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vikash Sharma
  • Patent number: 10762710
    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: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vikash Sharma
  • Patent number: 10659815
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects may include, for example, maximizing a quality of experience when selecting encoding bitrates for downloading dynamically adaptive 360-degree panoramic video. Some embodiments include predicting a future orientation of a display region based on a first display region of the video, identifying predicted list of tiles for rendering the second display region, calculating a quality of experience from a plurality of encoding bitrates for the tiles in the second display region and one or more tiles in a margin area so that downloading the plurality of tiles at one or more bitrates is within estimated available embodiments, and downloading tiles for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vikash Sharma, Feng Qian, Qingyang Xiao
  • Publication number: 20190387039
    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: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vikash Sharma
  • Publication number: 20190379875
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying FOV and OOS tiles of the video content. The FOV and OOS tiles are received from a video server. The FOV and OOS tiles are encoded using AVC and a first layer of SVC, respectively. Further embodiments include providing the FOV and OOS tiles for presentation on a display, detecting a change in a field of vision, and identifying other FOV tiles of the video content, which comprise a portion of the OOS tiles. Also, embodiments include requesting the portion of the OOS tiles and receiving the portion of the OOS tiles from the video server over the communication network, which are encoded using an enhancement layer of SVC and then provided, to the display, according the enhancement layer in conjunction with the providing of the OOS tiles according to the first layer. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Bo Han, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vikash Sharma, Feng Qian