Patents by Inventor Mehmet C. Balasaygun

Mehmet C. Balasaygun has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10931719
    Abstract: A communication device sends a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) INVITE message to establish a call. In response, the call is forked. For example, in parallel forking, the SIP INVITE may be sent to two different communication devices. The forking causes each communication device to send at least one provisional response message. In this case, first and second SIP provisional response messages are received that include Session Description Protocol (SDP) information for a media stream. A first media stream associated with one of the first or second SIP provisional response messages is received and played. A second media stream associated with the other one of the first or second SIP provisional response messages is received within a first time period. In response to receiving the second media stream within the first time period, the first media stream is discarded and the second media stream is played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Gordon R. Brunson, Joel M. Ezell, Eric D. Cooper, Rifaat Shekh-Yusef
  • Patent number: 10601831
    Abstract: When a user is attempting to access a server application, a challenge is received, in a browser, for a one or more login credentials to access a server application (e.g., a web page). For example, a user is requested to provide a user name and password to login to the server application. In response to the user providing the credentials via the browser, the login credentials are sent. If the credentials are validated, an access token is received by the browser from the server application. In response to receiving the access token for the server application, the browser sends the access token and an address for the server application, via a local loopback address, to a local application. This allows the local application to send local information, such as local files, to the server application using the token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Joel M. Ezell, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Geoff Baskwill
  • Patent number: 10469802
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems, methods, and computer readable media for detecting disturbances in a media stream from a participant on a communication. In a particular embodiment, a method provides identifying disturbance criteria defining a plurality of audible disturbances, a plurality of visual disturbances, and a plurality of communication disturbances. The method further provides identifying one or more audible disturbances from an audio component of the media stream based on predefined disturbance criteria and identifying one or more visual disturbances from a video component of the media stream based on the disturbance criteria. Additionally, the method provides correlating the audible disturbances with the visual disturbances to determine one or more combined disturbances for the participant based on the disturbance criteria, wherein each of the combined disturbances comprises at least one of the audible disturbances and at least one of the visual disturbances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Buford, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Keith Ponting, Wendy Holmes
  • Publication number: 20190199968
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems, methods, and computer-readable media for detecting disturbances in a media stream from a participant on a communication. In a particular embodiment, a method provides receiving biometric information indicating a motion of the participant and determining that the motion indicates a visual disturbance in a video component of the first media stream. The method further provides identifying the visual disturbance in the video component of the first media stream and removing the visual disturbance from the video component of the first media stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: John F. Buford, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Keith Ponting, Wendy Holmes
  • Patent number: 9729392
    Abstract: A message manager is capable of analyzing a number of inputs to dynamically adjust rules used to delete messages as well as determine what kinds of messages are likely candidates to be deleted due to their being stale. If a message is determined to be a likely candidate for deletion, the message manager may query the user if they want to delete all messages with similar characteristics, e.g., sender, title, dates sent, time sent, recipients, content, context, and the like. If the user selects “yes” then the message manager may automatically update its deletion rules and further delete all messages in accordance with the user's selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Mehmet C. Balasaygun
  • Publication number: 20170142111
    Abstract: When a user is attempting to access a server application, a challenge is received, in a browser, for a one or more login credentials to access a server application (e.g., a web page). For example, a user is requested to provide a user name and password to login to the server application. In response to the user providing the credentials via the browser, the login credentials are sent. If the credentials are validated, an access token is received by the browser from the server application. In response to receiving the access token for the server application, the browser sends the access token and an address for the server application, via a local loopback address, to a local application. This allows the local application to send local information, such as local files, to the server application using the token.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Joel M. Ezell, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Geoff Baskwill
  • Patent number: 9602670
    Abstract: A method for sharing content with participants in a conference including establishing a network conference session, identifying restricted content to be shared, and identifying global content which is a subset of the restricted content. The method further includes the steps of identifying a global participant group for the network conference session wherein members of the global participant group attend the network conference session using one or more communication devices, identifying a restricted participant group for the network conference session wherein members of the restricted participant group attend the network conference session using one or more communication devices, transmitting the restricted content to the restricted participant group, and transmitting the global content to the global participant group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet C. Balasaygun, John H. Yoakum
  • Publication number: 20170048492
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems, methods, and computer readable media for detecting disturbances in a media stream from a participant on a communication. In a particular embodiment, a method provides identifying disturbance criteria defining a plurality of audible disturbances, a plurality of visual disturbances, and a plurality of communication disturbances. The method further provides identifying one or more audible disturbances from an audio component of the media stream based on predefined disturbance criteria and identifying one or more visual disturbances from a video component of the media stream based on the disturbance criteria. Additionally, the method provides correlating the audible disturbances with the visual disturbances to determine one or more combined disturbances for the participant based on the disturbance criteria, wherein each of the combined disturbances comprises at least one of the audible disturbances and at least one of the visual disturbances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: John F. Buford, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Keith Ponting, Wendy Holmes
  • Publication number: 20160308915
    Abstract: A communication device sends a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) INVITE message to establish a call. In response, the call is forked. For example, in parallel forking, the SIP INVITE may be sent to two different communication devices. The forking causes each communication device to send at least one provisional response message. In this case, first and second SIP provisional response messages are received that include Session Description Protocol (SDP) information for a media stream. A first media stream associated with one of the first or second SIP provisional response messages is received and played. A second media stream associated with the other one of the first or second SIP provisional response messages is received within a first time period. In response to receiving the second media stream within the first time period, the first media stream is discarded and the second media stream is played.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Gordon R. Brunson, Joel M. Ezell, Eric D. Cooper, Rifaat Shekh-Yusef
  • Publication number: 20160284096
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems, methods, and computer readable media for replacing a video background in real-time. The video comprises a plurality of image frames. In a particular embodiment, a method provides generating a range image from a subject image frame of the plurality of image frames. The range image indicates pixel distances from a plenoptic camera that captured the plurality of image frames. The method further provides identifying background pixels that represent a background portion of the subject image frame based on the range image and replacing the background pixels with replacement background pixels in the subject image frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: John F. Buford, Mehmet C. Balasaygun
  • Patent number: 9338273
    Abstract: A method is provided for the use of a signaling protocol stack by telephony applications which run on different system software images. When a telecommunications session is conducted by a first telephony application, the first telephony application typically controls the state of the telecommunications session through a signaling protocol stack executing on the same system software image as the first telephony application. When control over the telecommunications session is passed from the first telephony application to a second telephony application, the second telephony applications begins controlling the state of the telecommunications session through the same signaling protocol stack by using remote procedure calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet C. Balasaygun, John Buford, Venkatesh Krishnaswamy, Xiaotao Wu
  • Publication number: 20160087836
    Abstract: It would be beneficial to allow one or more of information, applications, desktops, and in general any information to be shared between a computer and a communications device. For example, it would be useful to be able to move a presentation from a computer to a mobile communications device. Some solutions attempt to address this by requiring a user to load the information on a laptop, USB key, burn it to an optical disk or the like, and then “open” the information on another device located at the remote destination. In one embodiment, through the use of one or more of virtualization and content translation, any information and/or applications can be exchanged between a computer and a communications device. More specifically, one embodiment utilizes metadata in conjunction with a virtualization environment to allow the exchange of information and/or applications between a personal computer and a communications device, or vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Sandra ABRAMSON, Mehmet C. BALASAYGUN, John BUFORD, Anthony FRISSORA, Michael KILLIAN, Raj SINHA
  • Patent number: 9277021
    Abstract: One or more participants in a communication are authenticated using an authentication metric such as a face print or voice print. A single telecommunication address (or one for each participant) that is not associated with a communication device and is associated with at least one of the participants is determined. The telecommunication address (or addresses) is sent during the initiation of a communication session. Other embodiments provide for sending a single associated telecommunications address, individual identifiers of each of the participants, and a communication device name to better identify exactly who is calling. The system can also detect when an additional participant has joined the communication session and when a participant leaves the communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Douglas M. Grover, Paul Roller Michaelis
  • Patent number: 9237200
    Abstract: It would be beneficial to allow one or more of information, applications, desktops, and in general any information to be shared between a computer and a communications device. For example, it would be useful to be able to move a presentation from a computer to a mobile communications device. Some solutions attempt to address this by requiring a user to load the information on a laptop, USB key, burn it to an optical disk or the like, and then “open” the information on another device located at the remote destination. In one embodiment, through the use of one or more of virtualization and content translation, any information and/or applications can be exchanged between a computer and a communications device. More specifically, one embodiment utilizes metadata in conjunction with a virtualization environment to allow the exchange of information and/or applications between a personal computer and a communications device, or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Abramson, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, John Buford, Anthony Frissora, Michael J. Killian, Raj Sinha
  • Patent number: 9143597
    Abstract: A method for synchronizing telephony applications running on different system software images is provided. When a telecommunications session is conducted by a first telephony application, the first telephony application controls the state of the telecommunications session through a signaling protocol stack executing on the same system software image as the first telephony application (or on a virtualization layer). The present invention allows the sharing of the signaling protocol stack by multiple telephony applications running on different system software images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet C. Balasaygun, John Buford, Venkatesh Krishnaswamy, Xiaotao Wu
  • Patent number: 9094889
    Abstract: A method and system to select an operating mode of a mobile device, the method including: detecting a request for a call; determining by a processor of the mobile device a data usage limit; determining by a processor of the mobile device a cumulative amount of data sent using the data connection during a current billing period; determining, by a processor of the mobile device, an availability of a data connection; and setting a communication mode of the mobile device depending upon the availability of a data connection and a comparison of the cumulative amount of data sent to the data usage limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Mehmet C. Balasaygun
  • Patent number: 9094426
    Abstract: A method is provided in which a first telecommunications terminal receives an indication of a characteristic of a first system software that is executing on a second telecommunications terminal. The first terminal identifies a second system software that possesses the characteristic. Then, the first terminal launches an instance of the second system software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet C. Balasaygun, John Buford, Venkatesh Krishnaswamy, Xiaotao Wu
  • Publication number: 20150140981
    Abstract: A method and system to select an operating mode of a mobile device, the method including: detecting a request for a call; determining by a processor of the mobile device a data usage limit; determining by a processor of the mobile device a cumulative amount of data sent using the data connection during a current billing period; determining, by a processor of the mobile device, an availability of a data connection; and setting a communication mode of the mobile device depending upon the availability of a data connection and a comparison of the cumulative amount of data sent to the data usage limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Mehmet C. Balasaygun
  • Patent number: 9038156
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods and systems for user registration, where a user is logged in to a first device in communication with a server, including: receiving an anonymous registration of a second device comprising a token, where the second device is in communication with the server; receiving a credential of the user and the token; finding the second device using the token; and registering the user on the second device using the credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet C. Balasaygun, David Aherns, Joel M. Ezell
  • Patent number: 9026836
    Abstract: A communication system, method, and components are described. Specifically, the method described herein provides the ability for an application sequence of a communication session to be reconstructed during the communication session and even though SIP standards dictate that the reconstruction of the application sequence should be denied and the session should be terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon R. Brunson, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Harsh V. Mendiratta