Patents Assigned to ALE INTERNATIONAL
  • Patent number: 10880343
    Abstract: The technology relates to a method for testing the quality of a VoIP communication link between a multipoint control unit and a terminal, the method being performed at the multipoint control unit providing the capability for terminals to participate in a VoIP session, the method comprising: —sending an audio sample to the terminal,—receiving a reception report from the terminal, the reception report containing reception statistics for the audio sample,—computing a Mean opinion score—i.e. MOS—based on the reception report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ALE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Yann Grostete, Ronan Thepaut, Jerome Elleouet
  • Patent number: 10630507
    Abstract: Methods of and systems for establishing a packet connection between a first application running on a first electronic device located within a local area network (LAN) and a second application running on a second electronic device located outside the LAN. The method comprises: sending, by a messaging client located outside the LAN, a request message to establish a virtual private network (VPN); receiving, by a messaging agent located within the LAN, the request message; causing, by the messaging agent, a VPN client located within the LAN to negotiate, based on the request message, a VPN connection between the VPN client and a VPN server located outside the LAN; assigning, by the VPN server, a network address; provisioning the VPN client with the network address; and commanding the second application to set up the packet connection to the first application based on the network address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ALE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Philippe Meyer, Nicolas Pfleger, François Olivier
  • Patent number: 10587842
    Abstract: The invention comprises a videoconference server (2) comprising: —an audio processing module (9) configured to, ?calculating an average audio processing delay of processing audio packets intended to the second client device, in order that the second client device may synchronize a received video packet with the associated received audio packet, —a video router (10) configured to: ?duplicate the video packet and temporarily store the duplicated video packet, ?receive a retrieving request from the second client device (4) for retrieving a lost video packet, ?retrieving the duplicated video packet associated with the identification information in the video buffer (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ALE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Moulay Fadili, Benoît Trinite, Emmanuel Helbert
  • Patent number: 10484482
    Abstract: A communication device comprising: a tag reader (202) configured to: —read an identification tag signal (204) comprising an identification indication of a target communication device (105), a discovery module (206) configured to: —send a discovery request (210) to a registration service infrastructure (205), comprising the identification indication, —receive a discovery response (211) from the registration service infrastructure (205), comprising network location information of the target communication device (105), a session control module (207) configured to: —send a shift request (209) to a home communication node (107) for shifting a communication session from the initial communication device to the target communication device (105), wherein the home communication node (107) handles all communication sessions with the initial communication device, the shift request (209) comprising the network location information of the target communication device (105), —terminate the communication session with the remo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ALE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Benoit Trinite, Georges Nogueira, Emmanuel Leonidovich Helbert
  • Patent number: 10320974
    Abstract: The invention namely provides a presence server (103) comprising: a data repository in which is stored a plurality of user (106, 107) identities recorded in association with at least one device address and a status, an input interface for receiving a busy or available status updating request (2) comprising an address of a calling device (201) and a called user (107) identity of a user of a called device (202), a processing unit configured to: when the input interface receives the busy status updating request (2): retrieve from the data repository a calling user (106) identity, change the status associated to the calling user (106) identity into a busy status, when the input interface receives the available status updating request (7), change the status associated to the calling user identity into an available status, an output interface to access the status of user identities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ALE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Moussa Zaghdoud
  • Patent number: 10257028
    Abstract: A system for configuring a user terminal connected to an Internet Protocol network, comprises: a configuration repository (ASN) in a service provider domain, wherein the configuration repository is loaded with configuration information intended for a user terminal, a front-end server in the service provider domain, the front-end server comprising: a communication port connected to the Internet Protocol network, and a first controller arranged for mapping a predefined device identifier to the configuration repository, and a redirection server, the redirection server comprising: a communication port connected to the Internet Protocol network and reachable by a user terminal to be configured, a non-transitory computer-readable medium loaded with a service provider record, wherein the service provider record comprises a fully qualified domain name routable to the front-end server communication port, and a second controller arranged for mapping a predefined service provider identifier to the service provider recor
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ALE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Olivier Kreet, Sylvain Beaux, Jean-Michel Lauriol
  • Patent number: 10159102
    Abstract: A communication terminal comprising: a radio interface and a WLAN communication module configured to: generate and send an association request; receive an association response; and establish IP connectivity. The communication terminal also comprises a service selection module configured to select a computer-implemented service to be accessed; and a service execution control module configured to execute software application code implementing the selected computer-implemented service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ALE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Emmanuel Helbert
  • Patent number: 9948785
    Abstract: A method and a resource broker are provided to control a conference session. The resource broker receives, from a conference controller, a message requesting to set up a conference communication for a participant. The message indicates whether a terminal of the participant supports selective forwarding. The resource broker verifies the availability of local selective forwarding and multipoint control resources. Based on the capabilities of the terminal and based on local resource availability, a reply is sent to the conference controller, indicating that the conference communication should be set up in selective forwarding or multipoint control mode, using local resources or resources of a network cloud. When a new participant is added or when a monitoring agent reports a change of availability of the local resources, the conference communication may be moved between the network cloud and the local resources, or change between selective forwarding and multipoint control modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ALE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Moulay Fadili, Roman Sorokin, Stéphane Coulon
  • Patent number: 9900433
    Abstract: Methods of and systems for establishing an augmented communication channel between an interactive voice response (IVR) system and an electronic device associated with a user are disclosed. A first method comprises sending, an audio call request; establishing an audio channel; establishing a data channel between the IVR system and the electronic device; receiving, via the data channel, IVR tree data, the IVR tree data allowing association of a position of the user with respect to the menu navigation structure; sending, via one of the audio channel and the data channel, a user selection relating to the IVR tree data; and receiving, via the other one of the audio channel and the data channel, an updated position of the user with respect to the menu navigation structure based on the user selection. A method to be executed by the IVR system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ALE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Emmanuel Helbert, Philippe Gerner, Raymond Roth
  • Patent number: 9699413
    Abstract: A method for allocating a video conferencing task within a computer network comprising a plurality of candidate processing devices, the method comprising: for each of the candidate processing devices: determining a topological score, the topological score being a function of at least one end-to-end delay between a pair of participating endpoints through the candidate processing device; for each candidate processing device within at least a subset of the candidate processing devices: determining an availability score, the availability score being a function of an available processing capacity of the candidate processing device; selecting a preferred processing device among the candidate processing devices as a function of the topological scores and of the availability scores, and allocating the video conferencing task to the preferred processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: ALE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Roman Sorokin, Moulay Fadili
  • Patent number: 9614919
    Abstract: A communication terminal comprising: a radio interface and a WLAN communication module configured to: generate and send an association request; receive an association response; and establish IP connectivity. The communication terminal also comprises a service selection module configured to select a computer-implemented service to be accessed; and a service execution control module configured to execute software application code implementing the selected computer-implemented service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: ALE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Emmanuel Helbert
  • Patent number: 9549154
    Abstract: A multipoint communication server for establishing multipoint communication between a plurality of endpoints, the multipoint communication server comprising: a data repository containing the set of endpoints identifiers wherein each endpoint identifier corresponds to a participating endpoint, a media processing unit configured to receive an upstream media stream from an emitting endpoint, the media processing unit being further configured to generate a plurality of downstream media streams for the participating endpoints, wherein the data repository further contains a replication inhibition set which consists of a subset of the set of endpoint identifiers and comprises at least the endpoint identifier of the emitting endpoint, wherein the media processing unit is configured to generate the downstream media stream for each participating endpoint whose endpoint identifier belongs to the replication inhibition set so that the downstream media stream does not replicate the upstream media stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: ALE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Loïc Jehanno, Ronan Arzel, Pierre Chaptal