Patents by Inventor Tan Xu

Tan Xu 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20220239896
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, transmitting viewpoint information associated with a first portion of a three-dimensional (3D)/volumetric video to a device, wherein the viewpoint information comprises a first coordinate in 3D space associated with a first viewing direction in a playback of the first portion and a first timestamp associated with the first portion, receiving, from the device, a multiplane image (MPI) representation of a second portion of the 3D video responsive to the transmitting of the viewpoint information, and providing an image of the MPI representation to a display device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tan Xu, Bo Han, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20220237663
    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: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Behzad Shahraray, Bernard S. Renger, Raghuraman Gopalan, Tan Xu
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 11381817
    Abstract: In one example, a processing system including at least one processor may obtain a predicted viewport of a mobile computing device for an immersive visual stream, identify a first plurality of blocks of a frame of the immersive visual stream that are associated with the predicted viewport, encode the first plurality of blocks at a first encoding quality level, and encode a second plurality of blocks of the frame at a second encoding quality level, where the second encoding quality level is associated with a lesser visual quality as compared to the first encoding quality level and where the second plurality of blocks are outside of the predicted viewport. The processing system may then transmit the frame having the first plurality of blocks encoded at the first encoding quality level and the second plurality of blocks encoded at the second encoding quality level to the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Tan Xu, Zhengye Liu
  • Publication number: 20220172219
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium, and apparatus for providing customer care for customers are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Wen-Ling Hsu, Guang-Qin Ma, Guy Jacobson, Jenq-Chyuan Wang, Tan Xu, Kevin McDorman, Brian Economaki, Shuai Zhao
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20220164024
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a set of components that, when collectively rendered, presents an immersive experience, extracting a narrative from the set of components, learning a plurality of details of the immersive experience that exhibit variance, based on an analysis of the set of components and an analysis of the narrative, presenting a device of a creator of the immersive experience with an identification of the plurality of the details, receiving from the device of the creator, an input, wherein the input defines a variant for a default segment of one component of the set of components, and wherein the variant presents an altered form of at least one detail of the plurality of details that is presented in the default segment, and storing the set of components, the variant, and information indicating how and when to present the variant to a user device in place of the default segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Richard Palazzo, Eric Zavesky, Tan Xu, Jean-Francois Paiement
  • Publication number: 20220165024
    Abstract: A method for transforming static two-dimensional images into immersive computer generated content includes various operations performed by a processing system including at least one processor. In one example, the operations include extracting a plurality of physical features of a media asset from a plurality of two-dimensional images of the media asset, constructing a three-dimensional model of the media asset, based on the plurality of physical features, extracting a plurality of narrative elements associated with the media asset from the plurality of two-dimensional images of the media asset, building a hierarchy of a narrative for the media asset, based on at least a subset of the plurality of narrative elements, and creating an immersive experience based on the three-dimensional model and the hierarchy of the narrative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Tan Xu, Jean-Francois Paiement
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11341540
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Behzad Shahraray, Bernard S. Renger, Raghuraman Gopalan, Tan Xu
  • Publication number: 20220150573
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, providing media content to a communication device. The communication device provides a playback of a presentation of the media content. Further embodiments can include receiving an indication from the communication device that indicates a pause in the presentation of the media content, and determining a plurality of attributes associated with the pause. Additional embodiments can include providing instructions according to the plurality of attributes associated with the pause to the communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Eric Zavesky, Lee Begeja, Tan Xu, Paul Triantafyllou, Jean-Francois Paiement
  • Publication number: 20220150294
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, socially shared and opportunistic content creation. A narrative may be partitioned in scenes, and rich descriptions are generated for each scene. Content contributors are selected to provide user generated content for each of the scenes, and the user generated content is scored and combined to create media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, David Crawford Gibbon, Jean-Francois Paiement, Tan Xu
  • Patent number: 11330252
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, transmitting viewpoint information associated with a first portion of a three-dimensional (3D)/volumetric video to a device, wherein the viewpoint information comprises a first coordinate in 3D space associated with a first viewing direction in a playback of the first portion and a first timestamp associated with the first portion, receiving, from the device, a multiplane image (MPI) representation of a second portion of the 3D video responsive to the transmitting of the viewpoint information, and providing an image of the MPI representation to a display device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tan Xu, Bo Han, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 11315326
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tan Xu, David Crawford Gibbon, Bo Han, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20220116577
    Abstract: A processing system having at least one processor may obtain a two-dimensional source video, select a volumetric video associated with at least one feature of the source video from a library of volumetric videos, identify a first object in the source video, and determine a location of the first object within a space of the volumetric video. The processing system may further obtain a three-dimensional object model of the first object, texture map the first object to the three-dimensional object model of the first object to generate an enhanced three-dimensional object model of the first object, and modify the volumetric video to include the enhanced three-dimensional object model of the first object in the location of the first object within the space of the volumetric video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Zhu Liu, David Crawford Gibbon, Behzad Shahraray, Tan Xu
  • Publication number: 20220108670
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, presenting a first virtual object in accordance with a first context associated with a first user engaged in a communication session via a first application, presenting a second virtual object in accordance with a second context associated with a second user engaged in the communication session via a second application, identifying a conflict between the presenting of the first virtual object and the presenting of the second virtual object, a presenting of a physical object, or a combination thereof, and responsive to the identifying of the conflict, modifying the first virtual object, the second virtual object, or a combination thereof. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tan Xu, Bo Han, Eric Zavesky