Patents by Inventor Zhu Liu

Zhu Liu 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: 10445060
    Abstract: The invention provides for a system, method, and computer readable medium storing instructions related to controlling a presentation in a multimodal system. The method embodiment of the invention is a method for the retrieval of information on the basis of its content for real-time incorporation into an electronic presentation. The method comprises receiving from a presenter a content-based request for at least one segment of a first plurality of segments within a media presentation and while displaying the media presentation to an audience, displaying to the presenter a second plurality of segments in response to the content-based request. The computing device practicing the method receives a selection from the presenter of a segment from the second plurality of segments and displays to the audience the selected segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Patrick Ehlen, David Crawford Gibbon, Mazin Gilbert, Michael Johnston, Zhu Liu, Behzad Shahraray
  • 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: 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: 20190270982
    Abstract: A method for screening aptamers by using a microarray microfluidic chip. The screening chip integrates microarray and microfluidic technology to integrate the positive and negative screening process on a microfluidic chip, and obtains aptamers with high affinity after 7 rounds of screening. At the same time, the present invention also discloses specific steps for screening of lactoferrin aptamers, including detailed processes such as chip preparation, positive and negative screening processes, and PCR amplification. The aptamers screened by the method have good specificity and affinity to the target protein. The aptamers are easier to be obtained than the antibody, and can be synthesized rapidly in large quantities in vitro. The preparation method is simpler and faster, so aptamers are expected to be a useful complement to antibody technology in many areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Danke XU, Hui LI, Xiaohui LIU, Zhu CHEN
  • 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
  • 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: 10397665
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for temporally adaptive media playback. The method for adaptive media playback includes estimating or determining an amount of time between a first event and a second event, selecting media content to fill the estimated amount of time between the first event and the second event, and playing the selected media content possibly at a reasonably different speed to fit the time interval. One embodiment includes events that are destination-based or temporal-based. Another embodiment includes adding, removing, speeding up, or slowing down selected media content in order to fit the estimated amount of time between the first event and the second event or to modify the selected media content to adjust to an updated estimated amount of time. Another embodiment bases selected media content on a user or group profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrea Basso, Lee Begeja, David C. Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, 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
  • Patent number: 10386991
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving a first operation of a user, where the first operation controls an icon of an electronic device to enter an editing state; receiving a second operation of the user, where the second operation controls a first icon to move along a first track; determining a correlation between the first icon and another icon during the movement of the first icon along the first track; and after the first icon is most correlated with a second icon, continuing, by the second operation, to control the first icon to move away from the second icon along a second track, and when the first icon is most correlated with the second icon again along a third track, moving the first icon to a location of the second icon and moving the second icon to another location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhu Liu
  • Patent number: 10387717
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a transmission method, where the method includes: starting a session between a terminal and a peer terminal; detecting whether information transmitted in the session satisfies a trigger condition; and if the information satisfies the trigger condition, acquiring an image, and sending the image to the peer terminal, where the information transmitted in the session includes text information or voice information. According to the present invention, information transmission efficiency can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaojuan Li, Zhu Liu, Wenmei Gao
  • 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: 10370352
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of Formula I wherein Q is selected from the group consisting of —CH(CH3)2 and R is selected from the group consisting of or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; compositions, methods to treat liver disease and NASH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Lian Zhu Liu, Haizhen Zhang, Xiaoqing Wang, Gang Liu
  • Patent number: 10375320
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable media for synthesizing a virtual window. The method includes receiving an environment feed, selecting video elements of the environment feed, displaying the selected video elements on a virtual window in a window casing, selecting non-video elements of the environment feed, and outputting the selected non-video elements coordinated with the displayed video elements. Environment feeds can include synthetic and natural elements. The method can further toggle the virtual window between displaying the selected elements and being transparent. The method can track user motion and adapt the displayed selected elements on the virtual window based on the tracked user motion. The method can further detect a user in close proximity to the virtual window, receive an interaction from the detected user, and adapt the displayed selected elements on the virtual window based on the received interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrea Basso, Lee Begeja, David C. Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray
  • Patent number: 10372593
    Abstract: A method includes generating a test model based on at least one of test group dependencies and test group constraints and generating a resource base. The method includes generating a cost model and generating a resource allocation plan based on the test model, the resource base, and the cost model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kathryn A. Bassin, Howard M. Hess, Sheng Huang, Steven M. Kagan, Shao C. Li, Zhong J. Li, He H. Liu, Susan E. Smith, Hua F. Tan, Li Wang, Jun Zhu
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10356194
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field of wireless network communications, and provides a method, system and client for uploading an image, a network server and a computer storage medium. The method includes: a client determines an image to be uploaded, generates a unique image identifier corresponding to the image to be uploaded, and transmits an image detection request to a network server; the network server detects whether there is an image having the same image identifier in the network server according to the image identifier included in the image detection request, and returns a detection result to the client; when the detection result is that there is not an image having the same image identifier in the network server, the client uploads the image to be uploaded in the form of multi-part uploading to the network server; and after the image to be uploaded is uploaded successfully, the network server records the image identifier, and returns an upload success response to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhihao Zheng, Zhu Liang, Huixing Wang, Jia Ma, Huiming Gan, Hao Wu, Wendong Zhang, Yancheng Yu, Yiting Zhou, Jiancheng Lin, Wenbin Liu
  • Publication number: 20190203376
    Abstract: A method of making a nanoporous copper is provided. A copper alloy layer and at least one active metal layer are provided. The copper alloy layer comprises a first surface and a second surface. The at least one active metal layer is located on the first surface and the second surface to form a structure. The structure is processed to form a composite structure. A process of folding and pressing the composite structure is repeated to form a precursor. The precursor is corroded to form the nanoporous copper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Yue-Feng Meng, LUN-QIAO XIONG, Yuan-Feng Liu, Ze-Cheng Hou, HONG-YING FU, LIN ZHU, WEN-ZHEN LI
  • 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