Over Wireless Communication Patents (Class 348/14.02)
  • Patent number: 11330041
    Abstract: A user terminal emulation server maintains a database identifying network addresses, UI capabilities, and locations of I/O user devices. Communication sessions are established between first and second user terminal emulation applications and respective first and second I/O user devices proximately located to respective first and second users and which provide acceptable combined I/O user interfaces to the first and second users. When a direct path criterion is satisfied for creating a direct traffic flow, a traffic flow that was from the first I/O user devices to the first user terminal emulation applications is redirected to now be from the first I/O user device to the second I/O user device without passing through either of the first and second user terminal emulation applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Hans Hannu, Tommy Arngren, Peter Ökvist, Stefan Wänstedt
  • Patent number: 11330228
    Abstract: Implementations for selecting processing settings based on a device characteristic are described. A content signal, such as an audio signal or a video signal, is received. A characteristic of an input device and/or an output device is then determined and one or more processing settings for processing the content signal are determined based on the characteristic of the input device and/or the output device. The content signal is then processed based on the one or more settings and the processed content signal is sent for output. Feedback regarding the quality of the processed content signal is received. If the quality of the processed content signal is unacceptable, then one or more of the signal processing settings can be changed by deactivating a setting or changing a parameter of a setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Siddhartha Shankara Rao, John Joseph Dunne
  • Patent number: 11310294
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a number of techniques for enhancing a user's experience when joining teleconference sessions with multiple devices. When a user attempts to join a teleconference session using the same user identity for multiple devices, a system differentiates the devices as a primary device and at least one companion device. The primary device has a first control set for controlling a teleconference session and the at least one companion device has a companion control set for sharing content. In some embodiments, the primary device also has one set of selected streams, e.g., a stage view, and the companion device has a subset of those streams or other streams based on an activity level. In addition, the present disclosure provides a number of techniques for enabling users to share content using the companion devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Kenton O'Hara, Ewin Davis Kannuthottiyil, Edward Sean Lloyd Rintel, Kevin Morrison, Robert Corish, Anthony Wieser
  • Patent number: 11303825
    Abstract: An information processing method includes determining an image display orientation of a first image collected by a first electronic apparatus, determining an image display orientation of a second image received by the first electronic apparatus, and adjusting the image display orientation of the second image to be consistent with the image display orientation of the first image displayed on the first electronic apparatus. The second image is collected by a second electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Xie
  • Patent number: 11290598
    Abstract: A teleconference system includes an audio data receiving section, a group information holding section, and an audio controller. The audio data receiving section receives audio data obtained by multiple terminal apparatuses of multiple users who participate in a conference. The group information holding section holds group information indicating multiple groups. The groups are obtained by grouping the users of the terminal apparatuses. Any of the terminal apparatuses is referred to as a certain terminal apparatus. Each of the groups includes one or more users. The audio controller controls volumes of sound output of the audio data independently for the respective groups based on the group information held by the group information holding section. The audio data is received by the audio data receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Suresh Murali, Sharath Vignesh Godhantaraman, Akira Sekine, Shingo Uchihashi
  • Patent number: 11290812
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer readable medium is described in which audio data from multiple directions are received at a first user device (such as a mobile communication device). Instructions are received at the first user device from a remote device. An audio focus arrangement in the form of a direction-dependent amplification of the received audio data is generated. The audio focus arrangement is dependent on an orientation direction of the first user device and is modified in accordance with the instructions from the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Lasse Laaksonen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Mikko Heikkinen, Toni Makinen
  • Patent number: 11283923
    Abstract: In order to address the above-mentioned need, a method for routing civilian calls to an associated public-safety officer is provided herein. During operation, a call processor receives a civilian call having a source identifier number identifying a source of the call and a target identifier number identifying a target of the call. A current status priority of the associated public-safety officer is determined as a function of the current assignment status, and when the current status priority is less than the incident record priority, the civilian call is routed directly to a mobile device associated with the associated public-safety officer. When the current status priority is greater than the incident record priority, the civilian call is routed directly to one of a public-safety answering point or an automated voice mail system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas S Messerges, Janet A Manzanares, Steven D Tine, David Johnson, Jon Milan
  • Patent number: 11272138
    Abstract: A display device may include a display panel, N receiving antennas integrated with the display panel, where N is an integer greater than 2, a communication module, and a display driver. The communication module receives a video communication signal using a subset of receiving antennas of the N receiving antennas and an audio communication signal using at least one receiving antenna of the N receiving antennas that is different from the subset of receiving antennas and generates original video data based on the video communication signal and audio data based on the audio communication signal. The display driver receives the original video data from the communication module and drives the display panel based on the original video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Dale Yim, Hosuk Maeng
  • Patent number: 11259153
    Abstract: Various processes are defined associated with customer-initiated text messages to a contact center to delineate various sessions between the customer and an agent. The sessions are defined in part using various timers, including a customer response timer that is stopped upon receipt of a customer text and started typically started when the agent response is sent. The session is initiated upon the initial customer text and the expiry of the customer response timer defines the end of a particular session with the customer. Various data structures are created or updated upon the beginning of a session, including tables which may define which sessions a customer previously had and the messages associated with each session. The agent may be able to review prior sessions for a given customer and can review the specific messages of a prior session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Noble Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Jason S. Conner
  • Patent number: 11238761
    Abstract: A direct-view dome display includes a plurality of identical convex quadrilateral tiles, each tile providing a direct-view display. The tiles are arranged to provide a spherical or a partially spherical, e.g. truncated spherical or a substantially spherical dome, as well as provide a full or partial dome display over a horizontal field of view of at least 180° and a vertical field of view of at least from 0° to 30°, totaling at least 30° whereby the vertical field of view can be larger up to 140° for a truncated dome, or varying from ?50° to +90° and up to 180° for a full dome, e.g. varying from ?90° to +90°, and a support structure for supporting at least the lower tiles of the dome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventor: Peter De Meerleer
  • Patent number: 11240467
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for a timed one-on-one video conference call between a host and a guest, the video conference call presenting a shared conference call interface including a status bar defining a question portion and an answer portion, the computer-implemented method initiating a timer that defined a preset total time for the conference call and updating the status bar to progress through the question portion and the answer portion according to the timer, and a digital curtain that transitions across the shared conference call interface signaling the end of the video conference call when the timer reaches the preset total time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SQQ Inc
    Inventor: Dave Benson
  • Patent number: 11225258
    Abstract: A safe driving assistance system includes a wearable terminal having a terminal identification information, a first and a second sensor acquiring a biometric information of a driver, a safe driving assistance in-vehicle device having a criteria determination unit. The criteria determination unit determines that a blood glucose level is a predetermined number or less and at least one selected the group consisting of that a heart rate is more than a predetermined number, a skin temperature change is more than a predetermined number and an increase in sweat rate is more than a predetermined number, a safe driving assistance in-vehicle device is connected to a vehicle control unit controlling a vehicle driven by the driver, and an operating state of the vehicle is controlled based on a determination result by the criteria determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SOSAIKOUSEIKAI CLINICAL FOUNDATION MATSUNAMI RESEARCH PARK
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Matsunami
  • Patent number: 11218666
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for audio and video capture and presentation. A method may include receiving, by a first device, images of a user, identifying, in a first image of the images, a first expression of the user, and identifying, in a second image of the images, a second expression of the user. The method may include determining that the first expression is associated with a first phoneme and that the second expression is associated with a second phoneme. The method may include generating audio including the first phoneme and the second phoneme, and sending the audio to a second device for presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bertrand Haas, Layne Christopher Price
  • Patent number: 11194995
    Abstract: Techniques for face tracking in a telemedicine environment. A method of face tracking in a telemedicine environment may include streaming video data to a user device from an agent device via an application on the agent device, the video data captured by a camera connected to the agent device through a first connector, analyzing a frame of the video data by an extension of the application to determine a position of a provider's face in the video data, generating, by the extension, a movement instruction based at least on the position of the provider's face in the video data, sending, by the extension, the movement instruction to a base application in communication with a motorized camera base coupled to the agent device through a second connector, wherein the motorized camera base executes the movement instruction causing a change in an orientation of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Francisco Antonio Lunalvo Profida Ferreira
  • Patent number: 11190626
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate to the field of data transmission, and provide a data transmission method, a communications device, a terminal, and a base station. In at least one embodiment, different configuration parameters are configured for data packets having different importance, so that an important data packet is ensured at a high priority. In at least one embodiment, a communications device is configured to determine an attribute of a data packet to be transmitted, where the attribute of the data packet is used to indicate importance of the data packet. The communications device is configured to transmit the data packet by using a configuration parameter corresponding to the attribute of the data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jing Liu, Lifeng Han
  • Patent number: 11186290
    Abstract: An emotion inference device and an emotion inference system that are capable of inferring a user's emotion with higher precision. A motorcycle includes an individual personality that is configured on the basis of information on a user from a plurality of products associated with the user, connected to a communication network, and including the motorcycle, an automobile, a rice cooker, a vacuum cleaner, a television receiver, and a refrigerator, the individual personality forms a base personality, and the motorcycle includes an emotion detecting section that detects an emotion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ito, Yasumasa Matsui, Kohei Matsuura, Akiko Sakai, Kimihiro Yonekawa
  • Patent number: 11169772
    Abstract: Implementations of a mobile platform for image capture device control may use voice recognition. A user may use a mobile platform, such as a mobile application, on a mobile device to interpret and relay voice commands to an image capture device. Voice recognition services may be integrated into the mobile application, the mobile device operating system (OS), or both. The voice recognition services may be server-based.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Per Magnus Fredrik Hansson
  • Patent number: 11157089
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a message including a plurality of characters may be obtained from an application hosted on a physical client device and a first position of a user interaction with a user interface accessed via the application may be obtained, where the user interface displays the message. A second position within the message may be determined based on the first position. A first and second set of characters may be extracted from the message based on the second position, such that (i) a first number of characters prior to the second position within the message is extracted for the first set of characters and (ii) a second number of characters subsequent to the second position within the message is extracted for the second set of characters. The first and second set of characters may be sent to the physical client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: HYPORI LLC
    Inventor: Mohammad Salman Dhedhi
  • Patent number: 11159678
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing emergency communications within controlled-environment facilities are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method may include providing a communication platform. The communication platform may be configured to, in a first mode of operation, enable communications between devices (e.g., telephones, etc.) operated by residents (e.g., inmates, etc.) of a controlled environment facility (e.g., jail, prison, etc.) and devices (e.g., telephones, etc.) operated by non-residents of the controlled environment facility. The method may also include switching the communication platform from the first mode of operation to an emergency mode of operation. In the emergency mode of operation, the communication platform may be configured to enable an emergency communication from a first device operated by a resident of the controlled environment facility to a second device controlled by emergency response personnel (e.g., hostage negotiator, counselor, police officer, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Christopher Edwards
  • Patent number: 11159767
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes establishing a video call between multiple client systems and determining user identifiers of users associated with the video call. Whether to provide content recommendations during the video call may then be determined based on a current context of that video call, and one or more content items to recommend may be selected based on the determined user identifiers. Finally, in response to determining to provide content recommendations during the video call, a first content recommendation with the selected content items may be sent to one or more of the client systems while maintaining the video call between those client systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sravani Kamisetty, Xiaolei Li, Yuan Chang, Ting Chen Leo Hsu
  • Patent number: 11159703
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a shooting interface switching method and apparatus, and a device and storage medium thereof, relating to the field of camera shooting technology. The method includes: displaying a first user interface that enables a shooting program to shoot a photo using a rear camera on a terminal; acquiring a first cover slide event indicating that the slide rear cover is slid out; and controlling, based on the first cover slide event, the shooting program to switch the first user interface to a second user interface that enables the shooting program to shoot a photo using a front camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chunming Xiao, Qun Chang, Shang Gao, Ruyue Geng, Lifang Yu, Hai Long
  • Patent number: 11151865
    Abstract: An in-vehicle system and method are disclosed for monitoring or estimating a scene inside a cabin of the vehicle. The in-vehicle system includes a plurality of sensors that measure, capture, and/or receive data relating to attributes the interior of the cabin. The in-vehicle system includes a scene estimator that determines and/or estimates one or more attributes of the interior of the cabin based on individual sensor signals received from the sensors. The scene estimator determines additional attributes based on combinations of one or more of the attributes determined based on the sensor signals individually. The attributes determined by the scene estimator collectively comprise an estimation of the scene inside the cabin of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Dietmar Meister
  • Patent number: 11151889
    Abstract: Various aspects disclosed herein are directed to Online Education techniques and award incentives for facilitating collaborative, social online education. One aspect disclosed herein is directed to different methods, systems, and computer program products for facilitating mobile video presentations using digital compositing techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: STUDY SOCIAL INC.
    Inventor: Ethan Fieldman
  • Patent number: 11144440
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for implementing device-specific libraries to perform validation testing for XR applications executing on various XR capable devices. The techniques include receiving an XR application executing on an XR capable device. The XR application utilizes one or more software modules that are integrated into the XR application. One or more validation tests may be performed for the XR application in response to a request. The request can at least specify usage of the one or more software modules corresponding to the XR capable device and testing specifications corresponding to the XR capable device. The XR application is mapped to the one or more software modules and the one or more validation tests are executed for the XR application according to the testing specifications. Test results from the one or more validation tests are reported to a testing log via the one or more software modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ali Daniali
  • Patent number: 11137828
    Abstract: A system includes a video recorder configured to record video data, a sensor configured to sense movement of an object and output sensor data representative of the movement of the object, a transformer configured to transform the sensor data into a haptic output signal, a haptic output device configured to generate a haptic effect to a user based on the haptic output signal, a display configured to display a video, and a processor configured to synchronize the video data and the haptic output signal, and output the video data to the display and the haptic output signal to the haptic output device so that the haptic effect is synchronized with the video displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Lacroix, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Jamal Saboune
  • Patent number: 11134407
    Abstract: A center server is an information processing apparatus communicable with a vehicle including an imaging apparatus and a user terminal of a user of the vehicle. The center server includes a data transmission request unit configured to request the vehicle to transmit imaging data captured by the imaging apparatus when a predetermined request signal is received from the user terminal, and a data transmission unit configured to transmit the imaging data received from the vehicle in response to the request to the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Teruhide Hayashida
  • Patent number: 11128983
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method that includes presenting a first user interface (UI) and a second UI on a mobile device. The first UI may include a map display and a control to compose a note. The method may include, in response to a user of the mobile device activating the control to compose the note, presenting a second UI including: an input to receive text for the note, one or more controls to select a picture for the note, and a control to save the note. The method may include, in response to the user activating the control to save the note: determining a location for the note using a geo-location sensor within the mobile device, sending the received text, the selected picture, and the location for the note to a server device, and displaying an indication of the note on the map display based on the location determined for the note.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Arunkumar Natarajan, Venkata Mandali
  • Patent number: 11122220
    Abstract: At an electronic device coupled to a display, a communication interface, and a first image sensor, first image data is captured from the first image sensor. Second image data is received over the communication interface from a first remote device. The display displays a portion of the second image data with a portion of the first image data. The displayed portion of the second image data obscures some of the first image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Zyetric System Limited
    Inventors: Pak Kit Lam, Peter Han Joo Chong
  • Patent number: 11112830
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a display mounted in a housing. The display may have an array of display pixels that provide image light to a user. The array of display pixels may form an active display structure with a rectangular shape. The rectangular active display structure may be surrounded by an inactive border region. Optical structures such as upper structures formed from a sheet of glass and lower optical structures that lie beneath the sheet of glass may be configured to bend light from the display pixels along the periphery of the active display structure. The upper optical structures may have an area that is larger than the area of the active display structure, so that the presence of the optical structures may serve to enlarge the apparent size of the display. The lower and upper optical structures may have curved surfaces for bending the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Prest, Tseng-Mau Yang, Dale N. Memering
  • Patent number: 11108974
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a computer-implemented method for supplementing video material, the method comprising: controlling a display device to display a first video, associated with a first camera and retrieved from a storage device; analyzing the first video to automatically detect at least one camera, in particular located in an area of interest; and controlling the display device to display a second video associated with a second camera among the detected at least one camera in response to a user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: IDEMIA Identity & Security German AG
    Inventors: Christian Behrenberg, Christian Dubray, Christian Winter
  • Patent number: 11095851
    Abstract: An electronic device and an operation method of the electronic device according to various embodiments may include; a communication module comprising communication circuitry configured to transmit and/or receive data using a call channel established via a call connection to an external electronic device; and a processor, wherein the processor is configured to control the electronic device to: transmit a call connection request message to establish a call channel between an external electronic device and the electronic device; receive a response message from the external electronic device; based on capability information of the external electronic device related to the call connection and included in the response message, determine whether to pre-process a content transmitted via the call connection using a transmission filter configured to change a quality of the content; transmit, to the external electronic device, a call connection confirmation message indicating whether to pre-process the content; and cont
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoonjae Lee, Yongtae Kim, Jeongyong Kim, Hyonmyong Cho, Taewon Do, Hyeyoung Jun
  • Patent number: 11068043
    Abstract: Systems and methods for virtual reality interaction evaluation are disclosed herein. The system can include a memory including: an interaction sub-database containing information relating to user interactions with at least one virtual asset in a virtual environment, and a content library database containing a plurality of virtual assets and information relating to those virtual assets. The system can include at least one server that can determine user engagement with at least one of the plurality of virtual assets, receive data indicative of an interaction with at least one of the plurality of virtual assets, and determine an interaction type of the interaction associated with the received data. The server can perform a speech capture and analysis process, perform a manipulation process, generate an evaluation of the user interactions with the at least one of the plurality of virtual assets, and deliver the generated evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: David Strong, Scott Hellman, Johann Larusson, Jake Noble, Timothy J. Stewart, Alex Nickel, Luis Oros, Quinn Lathrop, Daniel Tonks, Peter Foltz
  • Patent number: 11063989
    Abstract: Remote control to facilitate the management, configuration, or maintenance of information technology infrastructure is provided. The system activates a real-time communication session and a code for the real-time communication session. The system generates a link with an indication of the code for the real-time communication session. The system transmits the link to a mobile telecommunications device that launches a web browser to request content. The system receives the request for content, and obtains access to data from a sensor of the mobile telecommunications device. The system identifies the real-time communication session corresponding to the code. The system establishes, via a web socket over a network protocol, the real-time communication session with a data feed from the sensor. The system provides, based on at least a portion of the data feed, a command to control the mobile telecommunications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Connectwise, LLC
    Inventors: Jake Morgan, Mayfield Reynolds
  • Patent number: 11054973
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for displaying a status indicator (e.g., status indicator indicating that media is and/or has been captured).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Behkish J. Manzari, Graham R. Clarke, Andre Souza Dos Santos, Mani Amini, Alan C. Dye
  • Patent number: 11044278
    Abstract: A transcoding capability configuration method that includes: separately obtaining capability information reported by at least two terminals, where the capability information includes first transcoding capability data and a service type of a service executed by the at least two terminals, and the at least two terminals belong to a same service group; determining, based on the first transcoding capability data and the service type of each of the at least two terminals, second transcoding capability data satisfying the at least two terminals; and sending the second transcoding capability data to each of the at least two terminals, so that each terminal configures a transcoding parameter based on the second transcoding capability data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yongfang Shi, Anlin Gao, Xunan Mao, Chenchen Gu
  • Patent number: 11036851
    Abstract: A power control device for controlling the supply of electricity to an electrical apparatus or system. The power control device includes a microcontroller having an operating system with a firmware component that has at least one sandboxed software plug-in slot for accepting a communications protocol software plug-in to configure the microcontroller according to the communications protocol of the communications protocol software plug-in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Kortek Industries Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Barrie Davis, Benjamin Davis, Gary Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 11039105
    Abstract: A conferencing device includes a power supply, a processor, a video out module, and a USB hub in communication with the processor and drawing power from the power supply. The conferencing device is configured to provide power from the power supply to an external host device in communication with the USB hub, receive control signals and video data from the external host device, and place video data from the external host device at a video out port of the conferencing device. Embodiments herein discuss the switching between and/or simultaneous presentation of video data for placement at the video out port as between two or more external host devices connected to the conferencing device based on the control signals sent from the external host devices. The conferencing device may be connected to another conferencing device to create a single logical conferencing device that can handle an expanded number of external host devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Targus International LLC
    Inventors: Ronald DeCamp, II, Man Cheung Dan Tsang, Nicholas Anthony Markovsky
  • Patent number: 11036300
    Abstract: Electronic devices, interfaces for electronic devices, and techniques for interacting with such interfaces and electronic devices are described. For instance, this disclosure describes an example electronic device that includes sensors, such as multiple front-facing cameras to detect orientation and/or location of the electronic device relative to an object and one or more inertial sensors. Users of the device may perform gestures on the device by moving the device in-air and/or by moving their head, face, or eyes relative to the device. In response to these gestures, the device may perform operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Carlo Formichelli, Brian Peter Kralyevich, Jason Phillip Kriese, Angela Lam, Richard Leigh Mains, Jae Pum Park, Sean Anthony Rooney, Steven Michael Sommer, Nino Yuniardi
  • Patent number: 11032333
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling one-way video calling are disclosed. The system can enable user equipment (UE) with varying capabilities to communicate in an asymmetrical manner. A UE receiving an incoming two-way video call can request that the call be “downgraded” to a one-way video-in call, a one-way video-out call, or even an audio-only call. The system can include a multi-way video graphical user interface (GUI) to enable the user to choose between accepting an incoming two-way video call or requesting a different type of call (e.g., a one-way video call or an audio-only call). The system can also include a call initiation GUI to enable users to select between two-way video, one-way video, or audio-only for outbound calls. The system can also include a call modification GUI to enable users to modify the parameters for an incoming call prior to initiating the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Vinod Ravichandran
  • Patent number: 11017239
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an emotive recognition and feedback system that identifies emotive states of users within a video chat session and determines communication recommendations based on the interaction of the participants' emotive states. For instance, the emotive recognition and feedback system analyzes a video data to determine the participants' individual emotive states. Based on mapping the participants' individual emotive states, the emotive recognition and feedback system can determine a communication recommendation for the video chat. Additionally, the emotive response system provides graphical user interfaces that presents the communication recommendation to the video chat participants. The emotive recognition and feedback system can perform real-time analysis and feedback or delayed analytics of previously performed video chats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: POSITIVE IQ, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene Patrick Pranger, Jed W. Taylor, Timothy Eugene Pranger, Catharine Sparks
  • Patent number: 11012388
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to systems for enhancing a first media item through the addition of a supplemental second media item. A user may provide a request to enhance a selected media item, and in response, an enhancement system retrieves and presents a curated collection of supplemental content to be added to the media, to the user. The user may review the curated collection of supplemental content, for example by providing a tactile input to scroll through the curated collection of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Manny Jerrold Adler, Jonathan Brody, Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Glenne Christiaansen, Kirk Ouimet, Kameron Sheffield, Haibo Zhao, Zhuangtian Zhao
  • Patent number: 11006029
    Abstract: System and method for improving the shaving experience by providing improved visibility of the skin shaving area. A digital camera is integrated with the electric shaver for close image capturing of shaving area, and displaying it on a display unit. The display unit can be integral part of the electric shaver casing, or housed in a separated device which receives the image via a communication channel. The communication channel can be wireless (using radio, audio or light) or wired, such as dedicated cabling or using powerline communication. A light source is used to better illuminate the shaving area. Video compression and digital image processing techniques are used for providing for improved shaving results. The wired communication medium can simultaneously be used also for carrying power from the electric shaver assembly to the display unit, or from the display unit to the electric shaver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 10999642
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for capturing, at a first computing device associated with a first user, a first video stream, and presenting, by the first computing device, and indication that a second computing device associated with a second user is located within a predetermined distance of the first computing device. The systems and methods further providing for receiving, by the first computing device, a request to access a second video stream being captured on the second computing device and displaying, by the first computing device, the second video stream being captured on the second computing device, on a display of the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Ralph Hollis, William Alexander Strand
  • Patent number: 10996833
    Abstract: Techniques are described to implement a user interface for a display of a mobile device. In an implementation, the user interface may include a chromeless menu configured to be displayed when menu-based user input to the mobile device is available; a system tray configured to be displayed on the display when a notice containing status information affecting operability of the mobile device is available; and a task switcher module operable to cause a chromeless overlay be displayed over an active application being executed by the mobile device to allow selection of one or more applications of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Smuga, Darren A. Apfel, Jason S. Schneekloth, Ryan M. Haning, Michael J. Kruzeniski, Michael K. Henderlight, Brian M. Wilson, Paula Guntaur, Chad A. Voss
  • Patent number: 10992863
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including a display control unit that causes display of a display unit to shift between a first display mode in which a first kind of image having a predetermined relation with an electric-to-electric (EE) image acquired by an imaging unit and a second kind of image different from the first kind of image are displayed and a second display mode in which the first kind of image is not displayed and the second kind of image is displayed, and a power control unit that controls power supply to the imaging unit in the shift between the first and second display modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10987543
    Abstract: A monitoring system that includes a processor, one or more video cameras, a student monitor, and an instructor monitor. The processor can transmit and receive digital information to and from the video cameras and monitors. The student monitor and the instructor monitor are each also able to communicate digitally with the processor and may each play video as received from the processor. The processor may transmit either a live or recorded video signal to both the student monitor and the instructor monitor, such that the student monitor and the instructor monitor receive and play video simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Fred Quillin
  • Patent number: 10986259
    Abstract: System and method for improving the shaving experience by providing improved visibility of the skin shaving area. A digital camera is integrated with the electric shaver for close image capturing of shaving area, and displaying it on a display unit. The display unit can be integral part of the electric shaver casing, or housed in a separated device which receives the image via a communication channel. The communication channel can be wireless (using radio, audio or light) or wired, such as dedicated cabling or using powerline communication. A light source is used to better illuminate the shaving area. Video compression and digital image processing techniques are used for providing for improved shaving results. The wired communication medium can simultaneously be used also for carrying power from the electric shaver assembly to the display unit, or from the display unit to the electric shaver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 10955938
    Abstract: Electronic devices, interfaces for electronic devices, and techniques for interacting with such interfaces and electronic devices are described. For instance, this disclosure describes an example electronic device that includes sensors, such as multiple front-facing cameras to detect orientation and/or location of the electronic device relative to an object and one or more inertial sensors. Users of the device may perform gestures on the device by moving the device in-air and/or by moving their head, face, or eyes relative to the device. In response to these gestures, the device may perform operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Donsbach, Timothy Thomas Gray, Brian Peter Kralyevich, Jason Phillip Kriese, Richard Leigh Mains, Jae Pum Park, Sean Anthony Rooney, Jason Glenn Silvis
  • Patent number: 10958819
    Abstract: System and method for improving the shaving experience by providing improved visibility of the skin shaving area. A digital camera is integrated with the electric shaver for close image capturing of shaving area, and displaying it on a display unit. The display unit can be integral part of the electric shaver casing, or housed in a separated device which receives the image via a communication channel. The communication channel can be wireless (using radio, audio or light) or wired, such as dedicated cabling or using powerline communication. A light source is used to better illuminate the shaving area. Video compression and digital image processing techniques are used for providing for improved shaving results. The wired communication medium can simultaneously be used also for carrying power from the electric shaver assembly to the display unit, or from the display unit to the electric shaver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 10949654
    Abstract: There is provided an application stored in a computer-readable storage medium for a first terminal to perform a method of providing a video call service, the method including: establishing a video call session between the first terminal of a first user and a second terminal of a second user; preparing facial expression information of the second user accumulated in at least one video call session executed by the second terminal before the video call session; determining emotion information corresponding to the facial expression information of the second user based on the facial expression information of the second user; and providing the determined emotion information through an execution screen of the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HYPERCONNECT, INC.
    Inventors: Sang Il Ahn, Hee Min Choi