Patents Examined by Melur Ramakrishnaiah
  • Patent number: 10735848
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an earphone apparatus and method. The earphone apparatus includes an earpiece, including a speaker, configured for arrangement relative to a user's ear for listening to audio from the speaker, a bio-sensor, a motion sensor, and a controller configured to determine an activity state of the user based on aggregated sensor data from the bio-sensor and the motion sensor over time, and to control audio output to the user based on the determined activity state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sammy Pergament, Victor Påsse, Iman Habib, Jesper Johansson, Amir Adlouni
  • Patent number: 10735590
    Abstract: Decreasing the time to resolution of trouble tickets and preemptively resolving potential network issues using a predictive customer care support framework communicatively coupled to a telecommunications service provider via a network is described. Techniques described herein include preprocessing ticket data associated with a trouble ticket corresponding to a subscriber using a decision engine that can implement a decision tree scheme to automatically identify appropriate data sources from which relevant data can be routed to the decision engine in a bundled format. The techniques further include detecting potential network issues not yet reported by subscribers using an analytical engine to identify a root cause for the potential network issues and implementing recommended solutions to reduce an influx of trouble tickets at a customer support terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Sumeet Prakash, Anjani Deepthi Nandigam, Hamza Syed
  • Patent number: 10734004
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to improve timestamp transition resolution of watermarks are disclosed. An example system includes a watermark detector to detect watermarks in media and a decoder to decode timestamps from respective ones of the watermarks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Ken Joseph Frett, Vladimir Kuznetsov, David Gish, Sadhana Gupta
  • Patent number: 10732924
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of generating a local audio file comprising audio captured of a user participating in a teleconference, receiving one or more other local audio files of the teleconference captured by one or more other audio devices that participated in the teleconference, determining a synchronized playback order for audio portions of the generated local audio file and audio portions of the one or more received local audio files based on timing information included in the generated local audio file and the received timing information, and outputting a playback of the audio portions of the generated local audio file and the detected audio portions of the one or more received local audio files synchronized together based on the determined synchronized playback order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fabio De Angelis, Luca Balestrazzi, Andrea Napoleoni, Stefano Sidoti
  • Patent number: 10727578
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide devices, methods, and systems that support electrical connection, signal delivery, and/or communication between internal and external portions of a Faraday cage. In some embodiments, devices and methods are provided for transmitting electrical signals through a waveguide port of a Faraday cage. In some embodiments, aspects of the present disclosure are employed to adapt a magnetic resonance imaging system for communications between a scanner room and a control room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Kevan Anderson, Garry Liu
  • Patent number: 10714119
    Abstract: A communication device for a communication system is disclosed, which communication device comprises at least an I/O interface for connection with one or more audio sources to at least receive an input audio signal, a user audio output, an audio processor to provide an output audio signal to the user audio output from the input audio signal, and a reporting module. To improve the acoustic safety for a user of the communication device, the reporting module is configured to analyze the input audio signal and to determine, whether an acoustic safety incident is given, upon which the reporting module is configured to generate metadata of the acoustic safety incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Arun Rajasekaran
  • Patent number: 10715678
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile terminal that communicates with a server that performs call control between an intercom disposed in a lobby of an apartment building and an indoor monitor. The server stores event information transmitted from the intercom, the indoor monitor, or a terminal apparatus connected to the server. The mobile terminal includes: a receiver that receives the event information from the server; and a display section that displays the event information in chronological order from an upper side to a lower side of a display apparatus and that scroll displays the event information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kawamura, Yoshihiro Shirakawa
  • Patent number: 10715676
    Abstract: A distributed sensor network that utilizes the cabling infrastructure installed for a Distributed Antenna System (“DAS”) to collect environmental data about a building. In this sensor network, an array of sensors are placed in line with the DAS communication cabling so that additional cabling is not required. The sensors use “out of band” frequencies or low level signaling so as to not interfere with the DAS signals to communicate the sensor data to the DAS head-unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Henry Wojtunik
  • Patent number: 10715662
    Abstract: Systems and methods of on hold handling of calls are provided. A call may be received, from a caller, at a public safety access point. An Artificial Intelligence (AI) bot may monitor a context associated with the call. The call may be placed on hold. The AI bot may determine, based on the context associated with the call, that the call should be taken off hold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Mariya Bondareva, Randy L. Ekl, David Kaleko
  • Patent number: 10701496
    Abstract: A hearing aid (1) comprises a flexible ear tip (9) for an ear piece (8) adapted for insertion into the ear canal of a user. The ear piece comprises a shroud having a generally ball-shaped hollow bulb made of soft resilient material, featuring a mid zone that is adapted for being softer to compression by the contact with ear canal wall than is the case with the end zones. The invention further provides an ear piece, an ear plug, and a component for a communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Ib Marcher, Kasper Holkved Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10698949
    Abstract: The disclosed technology provides a game assistance system which allows a game helper to select audio data corresponding to game judgments and a game progress and allow the selected audio data to be output through a stadium speaker, and comprises: an information storage unit for storing game progress information; a signal receiving unit for receiving a game progress request signal from a game helper terminal; a control unit for selecting in the information storage unit the game progress information corresponding to the game progress request signal; and a signal transmission unit for transmitting the selected game progress information to the game helper terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Jae Cheol Oh
  • Patent number: 10701468
    Abstract: A miniaturized mounting assembly for the acoustic elements in an electronic device includes a housing and a functional box having function elements therein. The functional box is fastened in the housing. A chamber is defined on the housing. An elastic member is fixed on an inner end of the chamber. One end of the functional box abuts against the elastic member, and the other end of the functional box abuts against another end of the chamber away from the elastic member, thereby integrally fixing the functional box in the chamber. An electronic device having the mounting assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Bo-Duo Yuan
  • Patent number: 10694146
    Abstract: Techniques for video capture including determining a position of a subject in relation to multiple cameras; selecting a foreground camera from the cameras based on at least the determined position; obtaining an RGB image captured by the foreground camera; segmenting the RGB image to identify a foreground portion corresponding to the subject, with a total height of the foreground portion being a first percentage of a total height of the RGB image; generating a foreground image from the foreground portion; producing a composite image, including compositing the foreground image and a background image to produce a portion of the composite image, with a total height of the foreground image in the composite image being a second percentage of a total height of the composite image and the second percentage being substantially less than the first percentage; and causing the composite image to be displayed on a remote system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Se Hoon Lim, Timothy Andrew Large
  • Patent number: 10687019
    Abstract: A network-based, e.g., cloud-based, and apparatus based in-call command control for dynamically performing user commands such as voice commands or gesture commands are provided. The result allows for hands free operation of a calling system including one where the user is located separate from a base station, and provides for recognizing both voice and gestural commands. Filtering of commands can be performed dynamically so that commands are not perceived by those participating in the call. Further, the user, who has given the command, can be notified regarding the performance of the requested command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10681439
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing including a first plate and at least one first opening; and a speaker structure spaced apart from the first plate and disposed in the housing, wherein the speaker structure includes a first structure which faces in a first direction, opposes the first plate, and forms a space connecting to the at least one first opening along with the first plate; a second opening formed by penetrating through a part of the first structure; at least one component disposed in the speaker structure and emitting heat; a thermal conducting member including a first portion disposed in the speaker structure and being in contact with the at least one component, and a second portion disposed in the second opening; and at least one speaker disposed in a direction different from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jinwoo Kim, Sujin Jung, Youngjin Cho, Sungjin Park, Hyunmin Oh, Iksu Jung
  • Patent number: 10674267
    Abstract: A method may include monitoring a sensor associated with a first location of an automobile seat, where the first location corresponds to a first transducer embedded within the automobile seat, and the automobile seat includes a second transducer at a second location within the automobile seat. The first and the second transducers may be configured to generate tactile feedback upon receiving an activating signal. The method may also include detecting an event triggering the activating signal to be sent to the first transducer, and based on a reading from the sensor indicating that an occupant of the automobile seat is not in contact with the first location, modifying the activating signal such that the first transducer primarily produces an audible sound rather than tactile feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SUBPAC, INC.
    Inventors: Louis-Pierre Guidetti, Sarosh Khwaja, Todd Chernecki
  • Patent number: 10672410
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for decoding audio, The method includes receiving a bitstream consisting of audio packets; decoding an audio packet included in the received bitstream; extracting a type of the decoded packet; obtaining system data from a packet of which system metadata corresponds to the extracted packet type; and transmitting the obtained system data to a system engine, wherein the system data includes at least one of information regarding a type of the system engine and a length of the system data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Sang-bae Chon, Sun-min Kim
  • Patent number: 10671949
    Abstract: Communication from enterprise servers to handheld devices in the field supports dispatch, data synchronization, logistics and personnel. Bi-directional data delivery from enterprise-based servers over wireless data networks is enabled using wireless capabilities resident in handheld personal computing devices. Real time communications facilitates real-time access to remote programs, assistance and/or information related to the field operations and asset (personnel and inventory) resource management. Management is facilitated for at least one of: construction industry project analysis, HVAC system analysis, project management, equipment readiness inspection, troubleshooting, inventory tracking, inventory ordering, sales (e.g., providing cost estimates to customers), customer invoicing, conducting legal investigations, field data collection, and multi-user remote function coordination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures II LLC
    Inventors: Frank A. Barbosa, Luis M. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 10657405
    Abstract: Techniques for video processing using a topological map are disclosed. Program instructions stored on a computer-readable medium may be executable to receive data indicative of an active area of interest detected within a video frame captured by a detection system, and based upon one or more inclusion criteria, include the active area of interest within a stack of previously identified active areas of interest. The stack may occupy a primary frame within a two-dimensional video space. The instructions may be further executable to update a topological map of the two-dimensional video space based upon the stack, identify within the topological map a two-dimensional region that satisfies a density threshold, and adjust framing of a primary imaging camera based upon the two-dimensional region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LIFESIZE, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Flosdorf, Sulanka Goonetilleke
  • Patent number: 10659858
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display apparatus that may include a display panel configured to display an image by emitting light, a supporting member disposed on a rear surface of the display panel, a sound generating device disposed between the supporting member and the display panel, and a plurality of partitions at a predetermined interval from the sound generating device, wherein the partitions have different compression force deflections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungtae Lee, SeYoung Kim, YeongRak Choi, Kwangho Kim