Patents Examined by Amal Zenati
  • Patent number: 10218852
    Abstract: A method at a computing device includes obtaining time-varying teleconferencing data of a teleconference session with two or more participants, where the teleconferencing data includes one or more of audio data and video data, determining one or more participant quality signals for at least one of the participants based on the teleconferencing data, where at least one of the participant quality signals varies over time; determining for at least one of the participants participant quality metrics based on the participant quality signals; and providing to at least one of the participants information corresponding to the participant quality metrics, where the information is provided in one or more of graphical, textual, and audible form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Matthew Lee, Scott Carter, Heather Ashley Faucett
  • Patent number: 10218838
    Abstract: Agencies issue multiple devices to personnel for maintaining distinct identities over the course of assigned investigations. To provide flexible capabilities to agencies, a phone is converted for use with multiple attached telephone numbers. Accordingly, a single phone may be used to manage multiple identities over the course of one or more investigations. Using a multiple attached number, a given device can place and receive calls over the network to and from contacts. In addition to providing multiple attached numbers, calls using the multiple attached numbers may be monitored live and recorded to establish evidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: WORLD EMERGENCY NETWORK—NEVADA, LTD.
    Inventor: Christopher Ryan Bennett
  • Patent number: 10205815
    Abstract: A dynamic voice user interface system is provided. The dynamic voice user interface system interacts with a user at a first level of formality. The voice user interface system then monitors history of user interaction and adjusts the voice user interface to interact with the user with a second level of formality based on the history of user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures I LLC
    Inventors: William J. Byrne, Henry W. Gardella, Jeffrey A. Gilmore
  • Patent number: 10187569
    Abstract: A portable device capable of building a panorama, a panoramic video or/and a panoramic audio. The portable device has a plurality of sensors with overlapping sensing areas and an input device receiving a trigger signal that triggers the sensors to sense data for generating a panoramic photo/video/audio file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Tsu-Ming Liu, Kui-Chang Tseng, Chi-Cheng Ju, Chih-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 10182154
    Abstract: Apparatus for operating a multimedia contact center, comprising a multimedia contact center system for handling communications sessions between an organization and its customers and obtaining media-specific information relating to the communications session, and a search engine for performing a search in relation to the obtained media-specific information, wherein the multimedia contact center system is configured to use the results from the search in handling the communications session, wherein the results may include heterogeneous material not primarily intended for session handling purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: NEW VOICEMEDIA LTD.
    Inventor: Richard B Pickering
  • Patent number: 10182254
    Abstract: The Controlled Environment Media And Communication System delivers communications services to residents of controlled facilities using a common network architecture. Some of the communications capabilities of the Controlled Environment Media And Communication System include media distribution, video visitation, intra-facility messaging, and other such communications services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen L Hodge
  • Patent number: 10175933
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to methods, apparatuses, and systems for providing content streams with highly targeted, interactive content in a personalized manner. A content producer can generate a user-generic content stream associated with one or more user-specific content flags, which can describe how the user-specific content can be presented along with the content stream. A content-provider can purchase or otherwise acquire the rights to insert their user-specific content into another content provider's user-generic content. Both the user-specific and user-generic content can be provided to the user by means of a voice-controlled device associated with a cloud-based profile of the user. A user can interact with the personalized content to receive supplemental information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Michael Wagner, Donald Loyd Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10171673
    Abstract: Systems and methods of placing a telephone call for a user include monitoring the telephone number that the user has requested to reach. Depending upon the telephone number requested by the user, the system might take an alternate action, rather than simply placing a call to the requested telephone number. In some instances, the system might take an action in addition to placing a call to the requested telephone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: XTONE, INC.
    Inventors: Vishal Dhawan, Timothy M. Price, Manoj Sindhwani
  • Patent number: 10168985
    Abstract: Techniques related to dynamic audio codec enumeration and dynamically providing communication between drivers are discussed. Such techniques may include providing back door communication between the drivers via mailbox registers in audio codec hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Abid A. Mullah, Rafal Zielinski, Naveen S. G., Ganesh Ram S. T.
  • Patent number: 10158762
    Abstract: Systems and methods notify an individual when the start time of a scheduled conference call is approaching. The systems and methods may also automatically connect the individual to the conference call. The systems and methods may obtain information about one or more scheduled conference calls directly from the individual's electronic calendar. The systems and methods may also receive a request from an individual to be connected to a conference call, and then act to automatically connect the individual to the conference call using information obtained from the individual's electronic calendar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Vonage Business Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Srinivasan, Antonio Hung, IV, Tzahi Efrati
  • Patent number: 10136044
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for sharing object information which executes a video-chat session between an agent and a mobile client using an application hosted by a server. There is presented a view in common executed by a server application to both the agent and the mobile client for viewing objects captured by the mobile client during the video-chat session. There is identified by the agent a viewed object captured by the mobile client where the captured objected has been viewed by the agent in the common view during the video-chat session. The captured objected may be selected by the agent during the video-chat session and the agent may retrieve information remotely about the selected object to send to the mobile client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Eisses
  • Patent number: 10136102
    Abstract: An online conferencing system that provides an automatic mechanism to broadcast an online conference. A video gathering component gathers video streams for each of at least some of the current participants in the online conference. A broadcast start triggering component allows one or more of the participants to trigger operation of a broadcasting component. The broadcast component that, when triggered, causes a resulting video stream comprising at least a composite of at least some of the gathered video streams to be published to a plurality of viewers. In some embodiments, pre-processing of the video streams to create the resulting video stream also occurs. Such pre-processing could include, for instance, composing a stream from multiple video streams, altering one or more of the video streams, applying augmented reality to the video stream, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adit Dalvi, Uladzimir Skuratovich, Marius Ungureanu
  • Patent number: 10122771
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for routing one or more requests to join or initiate a collaboration conference based on at least an identifier of a requesting device. In one embodiment, a telecommunications network obtains an identifier, such as the telephone number, of a device requesting to join or initiate a collaboration conference. The identifying information is then compared to a database of user accounts maintained by the network. The network may then prompt the user of the requesting device to join a particular conferencing bridge or provide particular conferencing features based on the one or more preferences associated with the user's account. A response to the prompt may be received and then acted upon by the network to connect the requesting device to a collaboration conference and/or provide the one or more conferencing features to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew James Broadworth, Gregory Thomas Ellison
  • 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: 10122965
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments relate to uses of face detection for modifying the background of a video. By detecting the portion of the video shot that corresponds to a face, it can also determined which portion of the shot do not correspond to the face (e.g., the background of the video). The thus-detected background may be replaced with a movie, event, or other material. Different types of materials may be targeted at different users based on user affinities or preferences. In some embodiments, a user may manually select and apply a background during a video call. When applying a custom background, the system can transmit a control signal and the background. The client recognizes the control signal and, in response, applies the background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephane Taine, Brendan Benjamin Aronoff, Jason Clark
  • Patent number: 10122964
    Abstract: Either of a first person image capturing a person located in front of a first projection surface from a first projection surface side and a second person image capturing the person from an opposite side of the first projection surface with respect to the person is projected on a second projection surface of a remote place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keisui Okuma
  • Patent number: 10114605
    Abstract: A network device is arranged to identify a group coordinator for a group of networked playback devices. The network device may have a network interface configured to communicate with first playback device and a second playback device over a network. A processor may execute instructions to cause the processor to receive a command to cause a group of one or more playback devices to play audio content, wherein the group of one or more playback devices comprises the first playback device. In response to the command, the processor is to determine that the first playback device is battery-powered. The processor is to identify the second playback device to provide audio content data and audio content playback timing information to the group of the one or more playback devices based on the determination that the first playback device is battery-powered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Hrishikesh Gossain, Gary Fox, Jeff Derderian, Jeffrey Peters
  • Patent number: 10110849
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes: a receiver to receive a plurality of items of content data respectively from a plurality of counterpart communication terminals through a session established between the communication terminal and the counterpart communication terminals via a communication network; and circuitry to: determine an available band of the communication network; select, from among the plurality of items of content data, one or more items of content data receivable by the communication terminal in accordance with the available band of the communication network and bands being used to receive the plurality of items of content data; and control a display to display information indicating the available band of the communication network in association with the selected one or more items of content data receivable by the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Morita, Takuya Imai, Shoh Nagamine, Junpei Mikami
  • Patent number: 10089699
    Abstract: A system for virtual auditing of a auditee by an auditing servicer having an organizer computer system that communicates through an electronic communications network with a microprocessor device at a remote auditee facility connected to a display and an imaging and sound device, whereby the organizer computer system remote from the auditee facility directs the imaging by the microprocessor device thereat for electronic face-to-face interaction of video, sound and exchange of electronic documents by the auditing servicer with personnel at the auditee facility. A method for virtual auditing of an auditee by an auditing servicer is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Carr Riggs & Ingram, LLC
    Inventor: David E. Mills
  • Patent number: 10079997
    Abstract: A multi-video stream transmission method and a device, where an access point sets an initial sending time and a sending period of an intra frame (I frame) of each station (STA) associated with the access point, and allocates an I frame service period and a predictive frame (P frame) service period to each STA according to the initial sending time and the sending period of the I frame of each STA, where each STA exclusively occupies a channel in the I frame service period and the P frame service period such that I frame sending time of STAs are staggered, network load balance is achieved, and it is ensured that a latency of each STA meets a quality of service (QoS) requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dejian Li, Pei Liu