Patents by Inventor Michael Edmund Knappe

Michael Edmund Knappe 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).

  • Publication number: 20200221229
    Abstract: An embodiment sets forth a technique for configuring one or more audio parameters. The technique includes presenting a first plurality of setting options associated with an audio parameter, wherein the first plurality of setting options comprises a first option having a same value as a first setting of the audio parameter and a second option having a first value different than the first setting; receiving a selection of one of the first option and the second option; based on the selection, presenting a second plurality of setting options associated with the audio parameter, wherein the second plurality of setting options comprises a third option having a same value as a second setting of the audio parameter and a fourth option having a second value different than the second setting; and setting the audio parameter based on a selection of at least one of the second plurality of setting options.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Timothy PYE, Michael Edmund KNAPPE, Kevin HAGUE, Sean E. OLIVE, Omid KHONSARIPOUR, Todd WELTI
  • Patent number: 6826159
    Abstract: A system and method for speaker identification in a conference calling unit. The method identifies the speaker, locates the speaker identifier, transfers the speaker identifier to an outgoing path and sends the speaker identifier to endpoints participating in the conference call. If the endpoints have the capability of displaying caller identification, their displays will be updated dynamically with the speaker identifier in place of the caller identifier. The system includes a conference call unit. The unit has a processing unit operable to extract the caller identification of the line having the speaker and a network interface unit operable to send the caller identification to endpoints participating in the call as speaker identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shmuel Shaffer, Michael Edmund Knappe
  • Patent number: 6775697
    Abstract: A locally configurable audio IP network appliance provides audio feedback to the installer while in a configuration mode. The appliance includes a normal audio output module, that generates a signal for the speaker driver, which in turn drives a speaker. The appliance also includes a switch that permits, during configuration, its maintenance module to be coupled to the speaker driver instead of the normal audio output module. The maintenance module includes prompts that generate suitable utterances when applied to the speaker. The installer listens to the utterances, while interactively pushing the buttons of a numeric keypad such as a DTMF keypad. A method is for the appliance to present the installer with an option to change the settings of configuration parameters. Presentation is made by announcement through the speaker. The appliance then waits for inputs, such as the keystrokes. When valid inputs are received, then the appliance implements the inputted settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke K. Surazski, Michael Edmund Knappe
  • Patent number: 5761295
    Abstract: A telephone instrument creates spatially simulated sound signals from signals received from a telephone line. The monaural signals are separated to two left and right channels. In each channel, the signals are processed via a direct path, an early reflection path including a finite impulse response filter and a reverberant decay path including all-pass filter. In each channel, the outputs from the three paths are summed with different weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventors: Michael Edmund Knappe, Brian Ross Shelton