Patents Assigned to Polycom, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10341855
    Abstract: Disclosed are communications devices which can send indications that they are secure, and which can detect when a far end device is not secure (unsecure). A secure device is one that is not connected to a speakerphone or other speaker which is capable of emitting—or actually is emitting—sound which is louder than a certain threshold. If a communication device detects that a remote endpoint is unsecure, the communication device will switch to an unsecure mode. When the switch is made, the communications device alerts the user that the call is not secure so that the user can proceed accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkata Ganesh Vari, Abhishek Mishra, Shantanu Desai
  • Patent number: 10321093
    Abstract: A videoconferencing device that determines a spatial arrangement of the video streams output at a first endpoint based on a number of display devices being utilized at the first endpoint and a number of cameras being utilized at each of the one or more additional endpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Duckworth, Anat Levy, Jesse Coleman
  • Patent number: 10313633
    Abstract: A system and method for manipulating images in a videoconferencing session provides users with a 3-D-like view of one or more presented sites, without the need for 3-D equipment. A plurality of cameras may record a room at a transmitting endpoint, and the receiving endpoint may select one of the received video streams based upon a point of view of a conferee at the receiving endpoint. The conferee at the receiving endpoint will thus experience a 3-D-like view of the presented site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventor: Yaakov Moshe Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10303302
    Abstract: A presentation system capable of detecting one or more gestures and contacts on a touch sensitive display. The presentation system can displaying indicia of such contacts, such as when a user writes with a fingertip, and can remove or alter such indicia responsive to other gestures and contacts. The system can accurately distinguish between types of gestures detected, such as between a writing gesture and an erasing gesture, on both large and small touch sensitive displays, thereby obviating the need for a user to make additional selective inputs to transition from one type of gesture to another. The presentation system can distinguish between gestures appropriate for one type of marking and another. The system can distinguish between contacts intended by the user as part of an erasure gesture, and those which are incidentally or accidentally made while the user is writing, drawing or annotating on a display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Shu Gao, Alain Nimri
  • Patent number: 10268369
    Abstract: A presentation system capable of detecting one or more gestures and contacts on a touch sensitive display. The presentation system can displaying indicia of such contacts, such as when a user writes with a fingertip, and can remove or alter such indicia responsive to other gestures and contacts. The system can accurately distinguish between types of gestures detected, such as between a writing gesture and an erasing gesture, on both large and small touch sensitive displays, thereby obviating the need for a user to make additional selective inputs to transition from one type of gesture to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Samuel, Alain Nimri, Feroz Patwa, Chistopher Paul Large, Tingyu Xie
  • Patent number: 10264193
    Abstract: Apparatuses, computer readable media, and methods are disclosed for providing composite images and/or videos having a high dynamic range. The apparatus includes a video capture module for capturing video images of a scene at a differing exposure levels. The apparatus further includes a region identification module for identifying regions in the captured video images of the scene that may benefit from being individually optimally-exposed. The apparatus further includes a region adjustment module for updating the positions of the various identified regions within the scene and a region exposure adjustment module for determining optimal exposure settings for the various identified regions of the scene. A video subsystem composites and encodes the various optimally-exposed regions of the scene onto a video image of a static portion of the scene having a high dynamic range that was, e.g., captured at a different moment in time than the various optimally-exposed regions of the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10194114
    Abstract: A system for displaying images captured with a wide view lens in a split view without distortion. The system captures raw image data using the wide view lens and renders it to projection plane corresponding to a curved display surface, and then maps the image data from the projection plane to a rectilinear display screen, thereby eliminating all distortion in the displayed image regardless of the angle of view of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventor: Wei-Cheng Su
  • Patent number: 10187579
    Abstract: A videoconference apparatus and method coordinates a stationary view obtained with a stationary camera to an adjustable view obtained with an adjustable camera. The stationary camera can be a web camera, while the adjustable camera can be a pan-tilt-zoom camera. As the stationary camera obtains video, participants are detected and localized by establishing a static perimeter around a participant in which no motion is detected. Thereafter, if no motion is detected in the perimeter, any personage objects such as head, face, or shoulders which are detected in the region bounded by the perimeter are determined to correspond to the participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiangdong Wang, Yibo Liu, Jinwei Feng, Edmund Thompson, Peter Chu
  • Patent number: 10182208
    Abstract: An automatic process for producing professional, directed, production crew quality, video for videoconferencing is described. Rule based logic is integrated into an automatic process for producing director quality video for videoconferencing. An automatic process can include a method for composing a display for use in a video system having an active talker video stream and a panoramic view video stream having more than one person in video. The method can include determining a region of interest in a panoramic view video using motion detection and presence sensors, and preparing the panoramic view video by centering the region of interest and by zooming towards the region of interest, based upon the location of persons in the panoramic view video. The method includes determining placement of panoramic view video on a composite display to prevent the panoramic view video overlaying display of an active talker on the active talker video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Elon Nimri, Shu Gao, Stephen Schaefer, Robert Murphy
  • Patent number: 10165016
    Abstract: In one general embodiment, a system for enabling communications and conferencing between dissimilar computing devices including mobile computing devices. In another embodiment a method for enabling communications and conferencing between dissimilar computing devices including mobile computing devices. In a further embodiment, a non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising instructions to cause one or more processors to enable communications and conferencing between dissimilar computing devices including mobile computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnaud Le Devehat, Puneet Singh, Vaibhav Pande
  • Patent number: 10154148
    Abstract: A conferencing endpoint includes a loudspeaker, a base microphone, and a double-talk detection module which allows two-way communication between the conferencing endpoint and a remote endpoint only when participants at both endpoints are speaking at the same time, so as to minimize echo due to feedback. The double-talk detection module adds the energy of any distortion from the loudspeaker to the energy of the signal coming from the remote endpoint, and compares this combined energy with the energy of the base microphone to determine whether double-talk is present. The double-talk detection module is thus prevented from mistaking the feedback for near end talk at the endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter L. Chu, Eric Elias
  • Patent number: 10148909
    Abstract: A portable immersive telepresence conferencing system which can capture audio data and video data and communicate at least some of the captured data to at least one remote endpoint via a network interface, receive image data and audio data from at least one remote source via the network interface and render a depiction of at least one object, which is substantially the same size of the actual object being shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Gopal Paripally, Stephen Botzko
  • Patent number: 10148913
    Abstract: An automatic process for producing professional, directed, production crew quality, video for videoconferencing is described. Rule based logic is integrated into an automatic process for producing director quality video for videoconferencing. The automatic process uses sensor data to process video streams for video conferencing. A method and system for automatically processing sensor data on room activity into general room analytics for further processing by application of rules based logic to produce production quality video for videoconferencing is described. Sensory devices and equipment, for example motion, infrared, audio, sound source localization (SSL) and video are used to detect room activity or room stimulus. The room activity is analyzed (for example, to determine whether individuals are in the subject room, speaker identification and movement within the room) and processed to produce room analytics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Elon Nimri, Shu Gao, Stephen Schaefer, Robert Murphy
  • Patent number: 10134414
    Abstract: A videoconference apparatus at a first location detects audio from a location and determines whether the sound should be included in an audio-video stream sent to a second location, or excluded as an interfering noise. Determining whether to include the audio involves using a face detector to see if there is a face at the source of the sound. If a face is present, the audio data from the location will be transmitted to the second location. If a face is not present, additional motion checks are performed to determine whether the sound corresponds to a person talking, (such as a presenter at a meeting), or whether the sound is instead unwanted noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinwei Feng, Peter Chu
  • Patent number: 10122972
    Abstract: A videoconferencing endpoint includes at least one processor a number of microphones and at least one camera. The endpoint can receive audio information and visual motion information during a teleconferencing session. The audio information includes one or more angles with respect to the microphone from a location of a teleconferencing session. The system evaluates the audio information is evaluated to determine at least one candidate angle corresponding to a possible location of an active talker. The candidate angle can be analyzed further with respect to the motion information to determine whether the candidate angle correctly corresponds to person who is speaking during the teleconferencing session. The person's face can then be framed within a frame view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventor: Jinwei Feng
  • Patent number: 10122970
    Abstract: A videoconferencing endpoint can provides a caller with the ability to make unscheduled video calls to a callee without having knowledge of dialing information of a videoconferencing endpoint where the callee is currently located. The videoconferencing endpoint searches a location database using an identity of the callee provided by the caller, where the location database can store dialing information of a videoconferencing endpoint where the callee is known to be located. The videoconferencing endpoint can collect biometric data from a user and determine the identity of the user by matching the collected biometric data to biometric data stored in a biometric database. If a match is found, the videoconferencing endpoint updates the location database such that the location database indicates the videoconferencing endpoint as the current location of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventor: Koby Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10117021
    Abstract: Systems and methods for holistically modelling audio feedback and removing the entire feedback signal corresponding thereto. The systems can operate at a much larger loop-gain (and hence with a much higher loudspeaker volume), than those conventional systems which seek to remove singing frequencies with PEQs. The systems are an improvement over traditional audio feedback elimination systems which attempt to reduce the effect of the audio feedback by simply scaling down the audio volume of the signal frequencies that are prone to howling, and those feedback elimination systems which simply employ adaptive notch filtering to detect and “notch” the so-called “singing” or “howling” frequencies as they occur in real-time. Such devices may typically have several knobs and buttons needing tuning, for example: the number of adaptive parametric equalizers (PEQs) versus fixed PEQs; attack and decay timers; and/or PEQ bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Kwan Truong, Peter L. Chu
  • Patent number: 10110852
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and techniques for creating media conferencing layouts that are intelligent (i.e., based on some underlying principle to enhance user-perceived conference quality) and persistent (i.e., consistent within a call and from one call to the next).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Everett Hiller, Jim Darrah, Jimmy Carter, Satyanarayana Damisetti, Simon Booth, Jesse Coleman, Frank Lacombe
  • Patent number: RE47282
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Crispian Tompkin, Luke David Springer, Anthony Martin Duys, Alexander Baker Ekrut, Richard J. Montague, Jochen Eidam
  • Patent number: D851617
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Hector Rodriguez, Nathan Yang, Anthony Martin Duys, Yanlin Zhu