US 11,659,238 B2
Methods, systems, and devices for providing service differentiation for different types of frames for video content
Zhehui Zhang, Los Angeles, CA (US); Shu Shi, Summit, NJ (US); Rittwik Jana, Montville, NJ (US); and Varun Gupta, Mountain View, CA (US)
Assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed by AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed on Sep. 15, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/945,529.
Application 17/945,529 is a continuation of application No. 17/491,724, filed on Oct. 1, 2021, granted, now 11,490,158.
Application 17/491,724 is a continuation of application No. 17/189,878, filed on Mar. 2, 2021, granted, now 11,166,068, issued on Nov. 2, 2021.
Application 17/189,878 is a continuation of application No. 16/429,958, filed on Jun. 3, 2019, granted, now 10,972,789, issued on Apr. 6, 2021.
Prior Publication US 2023/0013625 A1, Jan. 19, 2023
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04N 21/4402 (2011.01); H04N 21/434 (2011.01); H04N 21/45 (2011.01); H04N 21/414 (2011.01)
CPC H04N 21/44029 (2013.01) [H04N 21/41407 (2013.01); H04N 21/434 (2013.01); H04N 21/4532 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A device, comprising:
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:
generating a dedicated bearer path to a mobile device over a candidate dedicated bearer path;
identifying a default bearer path to the mobile device;
identifying a first user viewpoint associated with a user of the mobile device;
determining a group of emergent frames of video content based on the first user viewpoint;
identifying a second user viewpoint associated with the user of the mobile device;
determining a group of pre-fetch frames of video content based on the second user viewpoint;
obtaining the group of pre-fetch frames and obtaining the group of emergent frames; and
transmitting, over a communication network, the group of pre-fetch frames onto the default bearer path to the mobile device and transmitting the group of emergent frames onto the dedicated bearer path to the mobile device.