Patents Examined by Maria El-Zoobi
  • Patent number: 11445352
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to intelligently routing softphone emergency calls. The innovative system and method comprises: receiving, via an interface, an emergency interaction from the user, wherein the user is located at a remote region that is different from the registered home region and wherein the interface that communicates with a user via a device that executes a softphone application registered at a home region; validating, a computer processor, the emergency interaction against a network switch identifier; performing a database dip to identify caller information including current location data; communicating, via the interface, a confirmation message to the user; routing, via a cloud communication platform, a call to a regional session border controller based at least in part on the current location data; and executing, via the computer processor, an emergency call with a local calling number associated with the remote region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Jigar Ajay Kothari, Russell Austin, Suresh Thankappan, Hernán P. Seoane
  • Patent number: 11444990
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for simultaneously displaying a session view of a videoconferencing session and a participant-initiated breakout session view. The session view displays a video feed of the videoconferencing session to meeting participants of the videoconferencing session on their respective participant computers. The breakout session participants are a subset of the meeting participants. The simultaneous display may be generated by a videoconferencing system to be displayed on a single online meeting user interface, or the simultaneous display may be created from two different videoconferencing systems, one for creating the session view, and another one for creating the participant-initiated breakout session view. The session view of the videoconferencing session is a breakout session, and the non-host participant-initiated breakout session is a further breakout session created from this breakout session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: Benjamin Slotznick
  • Patent number: 11443613
    Abstract: A cloud-based real-time crime center with dispatch directed digital media payloads configured to support both emergency dispatchers and emergency responders responding to an incident requiring assistance. The new dispatch system is “cloud-based” in that it provides a central hub or repository for gathering live video streams and data streams that are processed to fuse them together to provide a map-based interface for the dispatcher to access via a desktop or other computing station at a central agency location and for the responders in the field to access via vehicle-mounted or portable client devices. The dispatch system processes the video and data streams to generate a dispatch directed payload that includes data and video relevant to the identified incident and that can be readily communicated (due to its reduced or controlled size) to field responders to make their response more effective and to increase both the safety of the responders and those involved in the incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Fusus, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Lindenau, Anthony C. Baldoni, David A. Robinson, Sahil N. Merchant
  • Patent number: 11443612
    Abstract: A rescue system includes a receiver, an emergency medical staff arrival time estimation unit, an acquisition unit, a user arrival time estimation unit, and a transmitter. The receiver receives a request for rescue of a rescued person and rescued person location information. The emergency medical staff arrival time estimation unit estimates an emergency medical staff arrival time at which an emergency medical staff arrives at the rescued person based on the rescued person location information. The acquisition unit acquires user location information of a registered user that is a candidate for a rescuer. The user arrival time estimation unit estimates the user arrival time when the registered user arrives at the rescued person based on the user location information. The transmitter transmits the request for rescue to the registered user that is able to arrive earlier than the emergency medical staff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Nishiyama, Kenji Tsukagishi, Takahisa Kaneko, Erina Kigoshi, Aiko Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11438449
    Abstract: A community safety system (CSS) including a notification management entity (NME) comprising servers, the NME communicatively coupled to multiple user devices and one or more administrator devices (collectively, registered user devices). The CSS includes a plurality of registered users, wherein each registered user is associated with an organization, and a user category of a set of user categories. The NME may maintain a list of the registered users and associated information. The registered users may have user devices including a CSS application operating thereon. In some embodiments the CSS enables inter-organizational communication, allowing for members of a first organization to provide alerts that the NME can pass to a second organization when the registered user is physically located within a security zone associated with a second organization but not a member of the second organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: TITAN HEALTH & SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Vic A. Merjanian, Paul E. Samra, Ryan Khalili, Eduardo Juarez
  • Patent number: 11431844
    Abstract: A communication server detects a first communication request from a first caller device to a second caller device. The communication server detects a second communication request from the second caller device to the first caller device. The first communication request and the second communication request both occur within a threshold time period. The communication server establishes, without additional input from the first caller device and the second caller device, an active session in response to the first communication request. The active session is established between the first caller device and the second caller device. The communication server dismisses the second communication request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Vi Dinh Chau
  • Patent number: 11425333
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product that enable video management of a plurality of video feeds with Push to Talk (PTT) communications. Some embodiments monitor a plurality of video feeds using a VMS graphics user interface (GUI) where a plurality of video feeds are video feed components of an interactive multimedia media object (IMMO) displayed in the VMS GUI. Some embodiments include receiving a selection of a first talk group that is associated with the IMMO, where members of the first talk group may view the video feed components and communicate via PTT. Subsequently, some embodiments include receiving a second selection of a second talk group, associating the second talk group with the IMMO, and enabling PTT communications among members of the second talk group and an operator of the VMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Mazzarella, Michael S. Wengrovitz, Mark Hatten
  • Patent number: 11418760
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems that display visual indicators that provide user awareness of independent activity of participants in a communication session. The visual indicators are displayed within a Together Mode user interface that gives participants of a communication session a feeling that they are in the same room. The visual indicators further the technical benefits of the Together Mode user interface by providing additional context to particular non-verbal social cues. A system can generate a visual indicator that notifies meeting participants that a particular user is engaged with a computing device. The visual indicator can be generated in response to detecting that the user is interacting with an input device, such as a keyboard or touchscreen. The visual indicator mitigates confusion of non-verbal social cues, e.g., when a person appears to be looking at another participant of a meeting but is actually looking at, and interacting with, a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Jaron Lanier
  • Patent number: 11418758
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a video conference endpoint may detect a one or more participants within a field of view of a camera of the video conference endpoint. The video conference endpoint may determine one or more alternative framings of an output of the camera of the video conference endpoint based on the detected one or more participants. The video conference endpoint may send the output of the camera of the video conference endpoint to one or more far-end video conference endpoints participating in a video conference with the video conference endpoint. The video conference endpoint may send data descriptive of the one or more alternative framings of the output of the camera to the far-end video conference endpoints. The far-end video conference endpoints may utilize the data to display one of the one or more alternative framings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Christian Fjelleng Theien, Rune Øistein Aas, Kristian Tangeland
  • Patent number: 11405498
    Abstract: An audiovisual safety system is provided comprising a personal electronic device having one or more processors and a memory storing instructions. When the instructions are executed by the one or more processors, the personal electronic device may initiate audio communication between the personal electronic device and one or more emergency services. The audio communication may be initiated via a first screen interaction with an emergency contact icon at a first location on a display screen of the personal electronic device. The personal electronic device may capture audio content data and video content data associated with an emergency event, may store the audio content data and the video content data, and may maintain the audio communication between the personal electronic device and the one or more emergency services while continuing to capture the audio content data and the video content data associated with the emergency event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Rosalia Hernandez
  • Patent number: 11405768
    Abstract: An emergency call data relay includes a frame buffer and a frame handler. The frame buffer stores data frames received from a central system (e.g., a central CPE host). The data frames include call data associated with an emergency call being handled at a remote system (e.g., a PSAP) connected to the central system. The frame handler receives a data frame from the frame buffer, identifies a remote system handling the emergency call associated with the call data based on a network address in the data frame, extracts the call data from the data frame, and generates an output packet for a data gateway. The output packet has a header indicating a particular data gateway profile associated with the identified remote system handling the emergency call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: RapidDeploy, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Jensen, Michael Edwin Kyle
  • Patent number: 11399154
    Abstract: A presentation system and method for the joint display by a playback system of a monitor image and a camera image, recorded by a video camera, of a presenter, involves the monitor image and the camera image being superposed in a mixer for display by the playback system. A monitor with a display is provided in order to display the monitor image for a presenter situated in front of the monitor, a semi-transparent mirror being arranged in front of the display, and the video camera being positioned such that it detects the presenter mirrored via the semi-transparent mirror. The at least one video camera of the presentation system is an infrared camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITÄT KASSEL
    Inventors: Kilian Talo Theodor Singer, Samuel Thomas Dawkins
  • Patent number: 11395124
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing emergency assistance includes receiving audio, visual, or text data about an ongoing emergency at a public safety answering point, comparing that data to a database of other emergencies with an artificial intelligence engine, recognizing patterns in aggregated and correlated data by the artificial intelligence engine, and generating appropriate audio, visual, and text output for a human operator to respond to the emergency. An AI engine receives audio data, visual data, and text data related to ongoing emergencies being received at public safety answering points and compares it with data from other emergencies. The AI engine identifies key words and patterns and generates appropriate messages for operators. The system continuously generates feedback to the AI engine to aid in machine learning. The feedback includes: “the message was correct; continue drawing this conclusion”; and “the message was wrong; do not continue drawing this conclusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: KANT AI SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Gregory L Rohde, Michael M Kangior, Tyler S Tappan
  • Patent number: 11375169
    Abstract: A video conference panoramic image spreading method is provided, in which an image capturing (acquiring) step is applied by using at least one panoramic camera to capture at least one video conference panoramic picture or image and a bodily human features recognition step is applied to achieve bodily human features recognition for recognizing each of conferee photographed subjects in the video conference panoramic picture or image, and then, based on the result of bodily human features recognition, steps of searching out a dividing point for a two-dimensional (2D) spread picture, image cutting and two-dimensional picture spreading, and stitching are carried out so as to avoid, in a real-time manner, conflicts of cutting of a human body in the conference panoramic picture or image based on the dividing point for two-dimensional spreading and correct the dividing point, for acquiring a two-dimensional panoramic picture that instantaneously reflects and completely and correctly corresponds to a primitive video c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Control Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Pei-Chung Liu
  • Patent number: 11368586
    Abstract: A cloud-based real-time crime center with dispatch directed digital media payloads configured to support both emergency dispatchers and emergency responders responding to an incident requiring assistance. The new dispatch system is “cloud-based” in that it provides a central hub or repository for gathering live video streams and data streams that are processed to fuse them together to provide a map-based interface for the dispatcher to access via a desktop or other computing station at a central agency location and for the responders in the field to access via vehicle-mounted or portable client devices. The dispatch system processes the video and data streams to generate a dispatch directed payload that includes data and video relevant to the identified incident and that can be readily communicated (due to its reduced or controlled size) to field responders to make their response more effective and to increase both the safety of the responders and those involved in the incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Fusus, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Lindenau, Anthony C. Baldoni, David A. Robinson, Sahil N. Merchant
  • Patent number: 11355034
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are example embodiments of systems and methods of braille transceiving. A braille input output transceiving device (BIOTD) comprises a transceiving module configured to receive braille codes, encode the braille codes into DTMF tones, and transmit the DTMF tones. The BIOTD enables transmission over various types of media, including audio DTMF tones and any networked communication device that can accept audio tones in the appropriate format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: John Gutmann, Charles Redwine
  • Patent number: 11348368
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for generating a teleconference space for two or more communication devices using a computer coupled with a database and comprising a processor and memory. The computer generates a teleconference space and transmits requests to join the teleconference space to the two or more communication devices. The computer stores in memory identification information for each of the two or more communication devices. Each of the two or more communication devices stores audiovisual data pertaining to one or more users associated with each of the two or more communication devices. Each communication device converts the audiovisual data into facial expressions data, generates emotions data from the facial expressions data, generates attention data from the emotions data, and transmits the attention data from the communication device to the computer. The computer displays the attention data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Nextiva, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomas Gorny, Jean-Baptiste Martinoli, Tracy Conrad, Lukas Gorny
  • Patent number: 11349889
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a remote interactive experience are provided. The systems and methods may include computer executable code stored in a non-transitory memory and run on a processor. The remote interactive experience may be provided via a digital platform. The platform may provide management of a shared browser. The shared browser may be shared by a plurality of participant devices. The platform may store the shared browser in a cloud-based location. The shared browser may thus be cloud-based. The platform may enable the plurality of participant devices to access the cloud-based shared browser. The platform may receive, as input, actions performed to each of the plurality of participant devices. The actions may include at least one of an action list that includes: a cursor movement, a window-sizing, a window-positioning, and a file navigation performed to the shared browser. The platform may propagate the actions to the shared browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Switchboard Visual Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amir Ashkenazi, Chris Jones, George Babu
  • Patent number: 11343470
    Abstract: Disclosed is a collaboration system that synchronizes what is seen and heard by all participants to a conference such that participant input provided during the conference are seen and heard with respect to the same state of a presented asset. Additionally, the collaboration system may monitor the conference, may extract a first participant contribution prior to presentation of a first asset in the conference and a second participant contribution that is made during a particular interval of the conference when the first asset is presented. The collaboration system may link the second participant contribution to the first asset, may receive a request for the first asset after the conference has concluded, and may provide the first asset with the second participant contribution in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: 5th Kind, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Cronan
  • Patent number: 11343293
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for simultaneously displaying a session view of a videoconferencing session and a participant-initiated breakout session view. The session view displays a video feed of the videoconferencing session to meeting participants of the videoconferencing session on their respective participant computers. The breakout session participants are a subset of the meeting participants. The simultaneous display may be generated by a videoconferencing system to be displayed on a single online meeting user interface, or the simultaneous display may be created from two different videoconferencing systems, one for creating the session view, and another one for creating the participant-initiated breakout session view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Benjamin Slotznick