Conferencing (e.g., Loop) Patents (Class 348/14.08)
  • Patent number: 11917721
    Abstract: An enclosure state, e.g., enclosed or not enclosed, of a communications device is determined based upon one or more of: i) a selected set of environmental sensor measurements, performed by the communications device, ii) a corresponding set of expected outdoor environmental conditions, e.g., sourced from a weather server, iii) weighting factors corresponding to each of the environmental conditions, and/or iv) a threshold value. The communications device performs one or more actions based on the determined enclosure state, enclosed, e.g. indoors, or not enclosed, e.g. outdoors. Exemplary actions include controlling a transmitter or receiver setting, communicating the enclosure state determination to an emergency responder or controlling an application resident on the communications device based on the determined enclosure state. Various exemplary actions contribute to efficient use of communications device resources, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Vinayak K. Thotton Veettil, William K. Logan
  • Patent number: 11917329
    Abstract: A display device and a video communication data processing method are disclosed. The method comprises: in response to an instruction for video communication with at least one peer device, a controller collecting a global image of a local device by means of an image acquisition device; and presenting a local preview window in a user interface, and displaying, in the local preview window, a video image of the local device according to the global image, wherein when there is a moving target in the global image, the video image of the local device is a partial image corresponding to a target stable area of the moving target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: HISENSE VISUAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanmei Yu, Luming Yang, Zhiqiang Li
  • Patent number: 11908246
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media relate to a method for providing an active pane within a communication platform. The system displays video of a video conference with one or more participants. A view menu is configured to receive selection of a view layout. Selection of an active pane view may be received via the view menu. The system may display a draggable active pane. A drag input from the user is received to move the active pane to a new location on screen near a camera capturing video of the user in the video conference. The system displays the active pane on the screen at the new location near the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Wright
  • Patent number: 11909786
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for processing audio data. For instance, a process can include detecting a first audio data between two or more in-person participants of a plurality of in-person participants of a group communication session. The first audio data can be identified as private based on one or more cues associated with the first audio data. A second audio data can be identified between the two or more in-person participants. The second audio data can be identified as non-private based on one or more additional cues associated with the second audio data, wherein the one or more additional cues associated with the second audio data are different from the one or more cues associated with the first audio data. The second audio data can be output based on identifying the second audio data as non-private.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Miran Chun, Michael Franco Taveira, Paul Torres, Vinesh Sukumar, Joel Linsky
  • Patent number: 11895103
    Abstract: An illustrative user device of a user establishes a secured connection between the user device and a server of an organization. Via the secured connection, the user device receives schedule information of a virtual meeting associated with the user. The user device authenticates a proximity-based connection between the user device and a room conference system. In response to the authenticating of the proximity-based connection, the user device transmits the schedule information of the virtual meeting to the room conference system. The room conference system is configured to use the schedule information to connect to a conference server to launch the virtual meeting on the room conference system. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Satya Prakash Pati, Peter Verwayen
  • Patent number: 11863608
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe proactive detection and notification of a potential loss of connectivity during an electronic collaborative communication. Subsequently, a state of the electronic collaborative communication is managed to improve, among other technical advantages, processing efficiency of associated computing devices and users involved in the electronic collaborative communication. A quality of a network feed for a participant in an electronic collaborative communication is identified and analyzed to generate a warning of potential loss of connectivity. A state of an electronic collaborative communication is managed relative to a continued quality evaluation of said network feed. For example, a network feed may be placed on hold and/or a communication suspended due to potential connectivity issues. A representation of a video feed may be updated and/or a communication resumed when a quality of that video feed is determined to satisfy a pre-selected quality threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Evans
  • Patent number: 11863500
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes: a communication unit that periodically transmits, with an interval assigned by TDD (Time Division Duplex) being one TDD time slot and a plurality of TDD time slots being one period, a plurality of application packets corresponding to a plurality of serial signals generated by a plurality of applications to a communication partner device; and a transmission control unit that changes, for every one period, a priority of part of application packets corresponding to part of two or more applications of the plurality of applications, the part of application packets being transmitted in at least one specific TDD time slot for transmitting the part of application packets, the plurality of TDD time slots including the at least one specific TDD time slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihisa Hyakudai, Satoshi Ota, Junya Yamada
  • Patent number: 11849073
    Abstract: A system controller for use in a videoconferencing system having multiple videoconferencing rooms each including a videoconferencing codec, includes a communication interface in communication with a videoconferencing codec located in the same videoconferencing room as the system controller, a memory configured to store information about the videoconferencing room in which the system controller is located, and a processor configured to execute computer-executable instructions stored in the memory to receive one or more commands transmitted by a mobile computing device in response to determining whether a videoconferencing room in which the system controller is located is within a defined proximity of the mobile computing device. The processor is configured to control, via the communication interface, the videoconferencing codec located in the same videoconferencing room as the system controller, according to the one or more commands to establish or control a videoconference in the same videoconferencing room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Zeller Digital Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin McArdle
  • Patent number: 11843897
    Abstract: A user interface display is provided to a participant who is viewing an event via a communication system that provides videoconferencing. The communication system provides a composite video stream that includes a plurality of different video layers, each video layer providing a different portion of the composite video stream. The participant has a participant computer for allowing the participant to receive the composite video stream for display on the user interface display. A plurality of participants view the event via user interface displays of their respective participant computers. The layers include a participant layer that displays video streams of the participants, a foreground layer, an event layer that includes video of the event, an audience layer, a background layer, and an immersive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Inventor: Benjamin Slotznick
  • Patent number: 11831692
    Abstract: Generally an asynchronous video communication integration system which includes a computer code served from by a server computer to a plurality of client computers to implement a common graphical user interface which by client user interaction allows reciprocal asynchronous video communication between a first client user and a second client user with a first video file through the final video file of an asynchronous video communication coupled as a combined video file which can be played back by the first and second client users, or a plurality of client users, as continuous synchronous video communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Bongo Learn, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Lewis
  • Patent number: 11825236
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal. The terminal may include an input and output interface configured to receive a first video capturing a first user, a communication interface configured to transmit the first video or a first sound of the first user to a terminal of a counterpart and receive a second video or second sound, which is obtained by the terminal of the counterpart, through a video call session, a display configured to display the first video and the second video, and a processor configured to detect a specific event during the video call session, determine whether an inappropriate element is included in the first video or the first sound when the specific event is detected, and stop transmitting the first video or the first sound according to a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Hyperconnect Inc.
    Inventors: Sang Il Ahn, Kang San Lee
  • Patent number: 11818461
    Abstract: A context-controlled video quality camera system running a software application to perform video quality settings actions in response to triggering conditions suggesting a recording context in which particular values of one or more video quality settings are preferred. Triggering conditions include a geolocation of a camera device, a present time, and/or sensed ambient conditions. Video quality settings actions include either automatically adjusting settings to the particular values or prompting a user to select whether to adjust the settings. Rules having triggering conditions and corresponding video quality settings actions can include default rules of the software application. The rules can be updated on the user's own initiative or in response to identified triggering patterns of user activity, either automatically or as selected by a user in response to automatic pro.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Nishant Shah
  • Patent number: 11818506
    Abstract: A method for conducting a three dimensional (3D) video conference between multiple participants, the method may include receiving initial 3D participant representation information for generating the 3D representation of the participant under different circumstances; receiving, by a user device of a first participant and during the 3D video conference call, second participant circumstances metadata indicative of one or more current circumstances regarding a second participant; and updating, by the user device of the first participant, a 3D participant representation of the second participant, within a first representation of virtual 3D video conference environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: TRUE MEETING INC.
    Inventors: Ran Oz, Yuval Gronau, Michael Rabinovich, Osnat Goren-Peyser, Tal Perl
  • Patent number: 11818502
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for perspective shifting in a video conferencing session. In one exemplary method, a video stream may be generated. A foreground element may be identified in a frame of the video stream and distinguished from a background element of the frame. Data may be received representing a viewing condition at a terminal that will display the generated video stream. The frame of the video stream may be modified based on the received data to shift of the foreground element relative to the background element. The modified video stream may be displayed at the displaying terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Kim, Chris Y. Chung, Dazhong Zhang, Hang Yuan, Hsi-Jung Wu, Xiaosong Zhou, Jiefu Zhai
  • Patent number: 11775127
    Abstract: A conferencing arrangement for sharing information within a conference space, the arrangement comprising a common presentation surface including a presentation surface area, a common presentation surface driver, a system processor linked to the driver and receiving and presenting the information content via the common presentation surface and a portable user interface device including a device display screen and a device processor, the device processor programmed to provide an interface via the device display screen useable to view content and to enter a command to replicate content presented on the device display on the common presentation surface, the device processor capable of identifying a direction of a swiping action on the interface as a command to replicate the content, wherein, upon identifying that the direction of a swiping action on the interface is in the direction of the common presentation surface, the arrangement creates a sharing space on the presentation surface area and replicates the cont
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Baloga
  • Patent number: 11750925
    Abstract: A camera is auto-focused on an in-person attendee in a meeting who is speaking into a microphone at a live location of the meeting. The live location includes a real-time location system (RTLS) having a RTLS tag and a plurality of RTLS anchors for locating a position of the RTLS tag in three-dimensional space. The RTLS tag is fixed to the microphone and transmits a signal that is received by the plurality of RTLS anchors. In operation, it detected when the microphone is active. The position of the RTLS tag in the live location is then identified in three-dimensional space by using the signal transmitted from the RTLS tag and received by the RTLS anchors to calculate the position of the RTLS tag in three-dimensional space. The position of the RTLS tag in three-dimensional space in the live location is presumed to be the same position as the microphone that the RTLS tag is fixed to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventor: Benjamin Slotznick
  • Patent number: 11733518
    Abstract: A display system includes a controller and a head-mounted display. The head-mounted display includes a display, a head support coupled to the display for supporting the display on a head of a user to be viewed by the user, and sensors coupled to the head support for sensing an environment from the head-mounted display unit in low light. The sensors include one or more of an infrared sensor for sensing the environment with infrared electromagnetic radiation, or a depth sensor for sensing distances to objects of the environment, and also include an ultrasonic sensor for sensing the environment with ultrasonic sound waves. The controller determines graphical content according to the sensing of the environment with the one or more of the infrared sensor or the depth sensor and with the ultrasonic sensor, and operates the display to provide the graphical content concurrent with the sensing of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Killian J. Poore, Stephen E. Dey, Trevor J. Ness, Fletcher R. Rothkopf
  • Patent number: 11736660
    Abstract: A conference gallery view intelligence system determines regions of interest for display within views of conferencing software based on input streams received from devices within a conference room during a conference. Conference participants are detected in the conference room based on an input video stream received from a video capture device. A direction of audio from the conference participants is determined based on an input audio stream received from a multi-directional audio capture device. A conversational context within the conference room is then determined based on the direction of the audio and locations of the one or more conference participants in the conference room. A region of interest to output within conferencing software is determined based on the conversational context, and the region of interest is output for display within a view of the conferencing software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey William Smith, Chi-chian Yu
  • Patent number: 11733345
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing location-based functionality using acoustic location determination techniques are disclosed. For instance, acoustic signals can be received from one or more transmitting devices associated with a real-time locating system. A location of a mobile computing device can be determined based at least in part on the received acoustic signals. One or more actions to perform can be determined based at least in part on a control scheme associated with the real-time locating system and the determined location. The one or more actions can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Sonitor Technologies AS
    Inventors: Terje Aasen, Wilfred Edwin Booij
  • Patent number: 11721103
    Abstract: A concept for a video data stream extraction is presented which is more efficient namely which is, for example, able to more efficiently deal with video content of a type unknown to the recipient with videos of different type differing, for instance, in view-port-to-picture-plane projection, etc., or which lessens the extraction process complexity. Further, a concept is described using which a juxtaposition of different versions of a video scene, the versions differing in scene resolution, may be provided more efficiently to a recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: GE Video Compression, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Skupin, Cornelius Hellge, Benjamin Bross, Thomas Schierl, Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Karsten Suehring, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 11714980
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for using tag placement to determine 3D object orientation. An extended reality (XR) system detects, in a two-dimensional image, a data marker associated with an object viewable in an XR environment. The XR system applies a first function to the data marker to generate a rectilinear data marker by transforming a quadrilateral that circumscribes the data marker into a rectangle. The XR system determines a three-dimensional orientation of the object based on transformation of the data marker to the rectilinear data marker. The XR system determines an XR object associated with the data marker. The XR system applies a second function to the XR object, where the second function uses the three-dimensional orientation of the data marker to modify an orientation of the XR object to generate a transformed XR object. The XR system causes the transformed XR object to be displayed within the two-dimensional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Devin Bhushan, Jesse Chor, Sammy Lee, Glen Wong
  • Patent number: 11706269
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically adjusting a participation queue among multiple participants of a communication session are disclosed, comprising adding contribution requests to speak or share content in the communication session to the participation queue, calculating a participation metric for each of the multiple participants, determining an order of entries in the participation queue based on a comparison of the participation metrics of the respective participants in the participation queue to a determined participation metric threshold, to increase a priority of an entry of a respective participant having a calculated participation metric below the determined participation metric threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Aref Hassan, Oscar Alejandro Ruiz Garcia
  • Patent number: 11704433
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a computer system a computer program product, and a method that comprises identifying privacy data within received data by identifying markers that are indicative of privacy data within the received data; generating a respective classification of an object within the identified privacy data; assigning values to the generated respective classification of the object based on a perceived threat level associated with the identified privacy data; and in response to determining that the assigned value of the received data triggers an alert associated with a predetermined threshold for privacy, automatically preventing distribution of the received data from a computing device to another computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Su, Jin Zhang, Dong Chen, Xi Mei Kong
  • Patent number: 11695897
    Abstract: Correcting engagement of a user in a video conference includes: receiving video data of a user of a participant device of a video conference; determining that one or more visual characteristics of the video data satisfy one or more criteria; and displaying, by the participant device, a visual overlay in response to the one or more criteria being satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Roto Le
  • Patent number: 11695812
    Abstract: An apparatus and method relating to use of a physical writing surface (132) during a videoconference or presentation. Snapshots of a whiteboard (132) are identified by applying a difference measure to the video data (e.g., as a way of comparing frames at different times). Audio captured by a microphone may be processed to generate textual data, wherein a portion of the textual data is associated with each snapshot. The writing surface may be identified (enrolled) using gestures. Image processing techniques may be used to transform views of a writing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy Alan Port, Richard J. Cartwright
  • Patent number: 11688399
    Abstract: A method for facilitating a remote conference includes receiving a digital video and a computer-readable audio signal. A face recognition machine is operated to recognize a face of a first conference participant in the digital video, and a speech recognition machine is operated to translate the computer-readable audio signal into a first text. An attribution machine attributes the text to the first conference participant. A second computer-readable audio signal is processed similarly, to obtain a second text attributed to a second conference participant. A transcription machine automatically creates a transcript including the first text attributed to the first conference participant and the second text attributed to the second conference participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Adi Diamant, Karen Master Ben-Dor, Eyal Krupka, Raz Halaly, Yoni Smolin, Ilya Gurvich, Aviv Hurvitz, Lijuan Qin, Wei Xiong, Shixiong Zhang, Lingfeng Wu, Xiong Xiao, Ido Leichter, Moshe David, Xuedong Huang, Amit Kumar Agarwal
  • Patent number: 11683356
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying and promoting a user in an online meeting based on a mention of a username in a chat/audio session. The system is configured to identify meeting participants, detect a first signal that a first participant has mentioned a name of a second participant in the chat/audio session, cause a user interface to display on each client device of participants, identify a first location on the user interface at which a representation of the first/second participant is displayed, the first location being associated with a first ranking value, and promote a display location of the first/second participant by moving the representation of the first/second participant from the first location for display to a second location on the user interface, the second location being associated with a second ranking value representing a higher ranking than that represented by the first ranking value of the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dominic Roedel, Jakub Brindza, Mario Novoselec
  • Patent number: 11677907
    Abstract: Techniques are presented for storing media streams for a multi-region teleconference. One example involves a first server configured to serve a first geographic region, a second server configured to serve a second geographic region, and a coordination server. The coordination server is configured to provide, to the first server and the second server, an indication to store one or more media streams of a teleconference that is or will be joined by a first endpoint device in the first geographic region and a second endpoint device in the second geographic region. The first server is configured to store a first media stream of the teleconference generated by the first endpoint device in the first geographic region, and the second server is configured to store a second media stream of the teleconference generated by the second endpoint device in the second geographic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph Goggins
  • Patent number: 11671697
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to embodiments for video communication interfaces for automatically adjusting a displayed representation of a field-of-view of a camera in response to detecting a change in a scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Fiona Paula O'Leary, Ali-Amir Aldan, Guillaume Ardaud, Jae Woo Chang, Behkish J. Manzari, Julian Missig, Siva Kiran Yellamraju
  • Patent number: 11657057
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for annotating a metadata catalog in a data intake and query system based on a query received by the data intake and query system. The metadata catalog can store information about datasets associated with the data intake and query system, including dataset configuration records of the datasets, which can be used to process queries for execution by the data intake and query system. The data intake and query system can receive a query identifying a set of data to be processed and a manner of processing the set of data. The data intake and query system can parse the query to identify datasets and/or data fields associated with the query. Based on the identified datasets and/or fields, the data intake and query system can generate one or more annotations, and use the annotations to update the metadata catalog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Douglas James, Scott Calvert, Manu Jose, Andrew Peters, Christopher Madden Pride, Arun Ramani
  • Patent number: 11651555
    Abstract: An improved human-computer interface (“HCI”) is disclosed herein for viewing a three-dimensional (“3D”) representation of a real-world environment from different, changing, and/or multiple perspectives. An AR device may capture, in real-time, a 3D representation of a scene using a surface reconstruction (“SR”) camera and a traditional Red Green & Blue (“RGB”) camera. The 3D representation may be transmitted to and viewed on a user's computing device, enabling the user to navigate the 3D representation. The user may view the 3D representation in a free-third-person mode, enabling the user to virtually walk or fly through the representation captured by the AR device. The user may also select a floor plan mode for a top-down or isomorphic perspective. Enabling a user to view a scene from different perspectives enhances understanding, speeds trouble-shooting, and fundamentally improves the capability of the computing device, the AR device, and the combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Semih Energin, Jeffrey Jesus Evertt
  • Patent number: 11636854
    Abstract: A system includes acquisition of meeting data associated with a meeting, determination of a plurality of meeting participants based on the acquired meeting data, acquisition of e-mail data associated with each of the plurality of meeting participants, generation of a meeting language model based on the acquired e-mail data and the meeting data, and transcription of audio associated with the meeting based on the meeting language model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ziad Al Bawab, Anand U Desai, Shuangyu Chang, Amit K Agarwal, Zoltan Romocsa, Christopher H Basoglu, Nathan E Wohlgemuth
  • Patent number: 11632473
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for real-time modification of notification tones to distinguish an intended recipient of a notification tone is disclosed. The computer-implemented method includes monitoring an audio stream of an online conference for one or more audio notification tones. The computer-implemented method further includes detecting that a notification tone generated outside of the online conference matches the notification tone of an application or user device associated with two or more participants of the online conference. The computer-implemented method further includes responsive to detecting that the notification tone matches the notification tone of an application or user device associated with two or more participants of the online conference, generating an ameliorative action associated with the notification tone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Clement Decrop, Spencer Thomas Reynolds, Jeremy R. Fox, Zachary A. Silverstein, Jacob Ryan Jepperson
  • Patent number: 11626104
    Abstract: A device includes processors configured to determine, in a first power mode, whether an audio stream corresponds to speech of at least two talkers. The processors are configured to, based on determining that the audio stream corresponds to speech of at least two talkers, analyze, in a second power mode, audio feature data of the audio stream to generate a segmentation result. The processors are configured to perform a comparison of a plurality of user speech profiles to an audio feature data set of a plurality of audio feature data sets of a talker-homogenous audio segment to determine whether the audio feature data set matches any of the user speech profiles. The processors are configured to, based on determining that the audio feature data set does not match any of the plurality of user speech profiles, generate a user speech profile based on the plurality of audio feature data sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soo Jin Park, Sunkuk Moon, Lae-Hoon Kim, Erik Visser
  • Patent number: 11616701
    Abstract: Techniques for utilizing a communication system that provides access to a representation of a virtual environment to participants. The communication system may establish connections between personal communication bridge(s) associated with participant(s) interacting within a virtual proximity radius of one another's virtual indicator in the virtual environment. The communication system may cause conversation data to be sent each personal communication bridge associated with a participant that is within the virtual proximity radius of the sender, and cause conversation data to be received via the personal communication bridge of a participant that is within the virtual proximity radius of the sender. The communication system may also analyze data associated with the participant profile(s) and transcribed conversation data from the communication bridges(s) to recommend potential conversations of interest to participant(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Brockners, Shwetha Subray Bhandari, Pallavi Kalapatapu, Enzo Fenoglio, Wenqin Shao
  • Patent number: 11614800
    Abstract: Visual information defining visual content may be accessed. The visual content may include one or more views of one or more scenes. The scene(s) may include one or more human subjects. Gaze directions of the human subject(s) may be determined. The gaze directions may indicate one or more viewing directions in which the human subject(s) are looking. One or more directions of view for the visual content may be determined based on the gaze directions of the human subject(s). The direction(s) of view may include one or more of the viewing directions looked at by the human subject(s). The visual content may be presented on a display based on the direction(s) of view for the visual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: David Newman
  • Patent number: 11616740
    Abstract: A chatbot may be invoked in an online communication session between two or more human users to share additional content in the communication session. To determine when to invoke the chatbot, e.g., at which point during their conversation, an interaction model may be trained on past conversation data between participants to determine so-termed interaction points in the past conversation data which are predictive of a subsequent sharing of additional content by one of the participants. Having generated the interaction model, the interaction model may be applied to an online communication session to detect such interaction points in a real-time or near real-time conversation between users and to invoke the chatbot to participate in the communication session in response to a detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Rithesh Sreenivasan, Zoran Stankovic
  • Patent number: 11600235
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to coordinating operation of an under-display camera and a portion of a display panel over the camera to reduce impact of light emitted from the display panel during light sensing periods of the under-display camera. Depending on the level of light in the surrounding of an electronic device, the light emission period of the display panel and the light sensing period of the under-display camera are adjusted. The timing of the light emission period and the light sensing period are controlled so that a row of pixels in the display panel is not in the light emission period when corresponding row or rows of sensors in the under-display camera are in the light sensing period. In this way, the under-display camera may capture images without the influence of light emitted from the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Min Hyuk Choi, Zhiming Zhuang, Dong Chen
  • Patent number: 11587317
    Abstract: A video processing method and a terminal device are provided. The video processing method includes acquiring video data, acquiring a plurality of video segments from the video data according to flight parameter information of an unmanned aerial vehicle or motion parameter information of a capturing device, and obtaining a target video by processing the plurality of video segments according to a preset parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiheng Song, Xinyu Li, Jianghui Liu
  • Patent number: 11580311
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for determining a target language for a communication session and configuring a language mode of an input method editor (IME) to the target language. An example methodology implementing the techniques includes, by a computing device, detecting a communication to a recipient via a software application running on the computing device, determining a target language for the communication, and configuring a language mode of an input method editor to the target language. The target language may be determined based on an attribute or attributes of the recipient of the communication. In some cases, the target language may be determined based on an attribute or attributes of a contents of a prior communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Qiming Li, SungTae Han, Sheng-Chi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11575530
    Abstract: Certain embodiments are directed to systems and methods for facilitating the process of joining a conference call within a conference environment. A conference call participant may initiate a conference call within a conference environment (e.g., a conference room), by causing the participant's client device to emit a unique audio tone (which may be human-audible or human-inaudible) that is detected by a call device within the conference room. The unique tone is indicative of unique conference call identification data, which may be utilized by the call device to initiate the conference call, without requiring additional user input by the conference call participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Salesforce, Inc.
    Inventors: Salman Suhail, Robyn Rapp
  • Patent number: 11563783
    Abstract: Distance-based framing includes obtaining at least a video stream during an online conference session. The video stream, an audio stream received with the video stream, or both the video stream and the audio stream are analyzed and a framing that either focuses on a speaker in the video stream or provides an overview of participants in the video stream, the framing being is composed based on the analyzing. A potential error in the framing is detected based on further analysis of at least one of the video stream, the audio stream, or distance sensor data received with the video stream. The potential error may be contradicted or confirmed based on an amount of motion when the framing focuses on the speaker. If the distance sensor data contradicts the potential error, the framing is maintained, but if the distance sensor data confirms the potential error, a new framing is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Frode Tjøntveit, Erik Hellerud, Øystein Damhaug, Kristian Tangeland
  • Patent number: 11563660
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media provide for the intelligent configuration of endpoint devices for video conferencing. First, the system identifies a plurality of endpoint devices within a room which are communicatively connected. The system then determines a quantity of the endpoint devices. For each of the endpoint devices, the system performs one or more diagnostic operations to receive diagnostic output from the endpoint device, determines a location and an orientation of the endpoint device within the room using the received diagnostic output, and determines whether the diagnostic output meets or exceeds a threshold for output quality. Finally, the system processes the diagnostic outputs of the endpoint devices to determine an optimal settings configuration for each of the endpoint devices. The optimal settings configuration is dependent on at least the quantity, location, orientation, and output quality of the endpoint devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Shane Springer
  • Patent number: 11563790
    Abstract: First and second regions of interest are be identified within an initial video stream captured by a video capture device located within a physical space, in which the first region of interest is associated with a first conference participant within the physical space and the second region of interest is associated with a second conference participant within the physical space. A first frame rate may be determined for the first region of interest based on information associated with the first conference participant, and a second frame rate may be determined for the second region of interest based on information associated with the second conference participant. A capture of a first video stream associated with the first region of interest at the first frame rate and a second video stream associated with the second region of interest at the second frame rate may then be caused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Chi-chian Yu
  • Patent number: 11563779
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein enable a teleconference among host-side user(s) at a host site and remotely located client-side user(s), wherein a host device is located at the host site, and wherein each of the client-side user(s) uses a respective client device to participate in the teleconference. A host site audio-visual feed is received from the host device. A client data feed is received from the client device of each client-side user. Orientation information for the respective client-side user using a client device is also received. Each client device is provided with the host site audio-visual feed or a modified version thereof. The host device is provided with, for each client device, the client data feed and the orientation information of the client-side user that is using the client device. This enables host-side and client-side users to display visual representations of one another with their respective orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Avatour Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Devon Copley, Prasad Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 11558563
    Abstract: One example system for displaying immersive scenes includes a processor and at least one memory device. The memory device includes instructions that are executable by the processor to cause the processor to receive a collection of metadata associated with an immersive scene, identify each of a plurality of properties of the immersive scene based on the collection of metadata, receive a dynamic immersive background, receive a plurality of video streams associated with a video conference, and display each of the plurality of video streams in the immersive scene based at least in part of the plurality of properties of the immersive scene and on the dynamic immersive background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Lin Han, Nitasha Walia
  • Patent number: 11553157
    Abstract: This application relates to an image display device and method. In one aspect, the image display device includes a communication interface, a user interface, a memory and a processor. The processor may receive, from a first terminal through the communication interface, a stream including a plurality of images captured by the first terminal. The processor may also determine whether the received stream includes a first image in which no face is detected among the plurality of images. The processor may further, in response to determining that the received stream includes the first image, perform image processing on the first image to generate a second image. The processor may further display, through the user interface, the plurality of images by replacing the first image with the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Hyperconnect Inc.
    Inventors: Sangil Ahn, Kangsik Jung, Hyountaek Yong
  • Patent number: 11553028
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe proactive detection and notification of a potential loss of connectivity during an electronic collaborative communication. Subsequently, a state of the electronic collaborative communication is managed to improve, among other technical advantages, processing efficiency of associated computing devices and users involved in the electronic collaborative communication. A quality of a network feed for a participant in an electronic collaborative communication is identified and analyzed to generate a warning of potential loss of connectivity. A state of an electronic collaborative communication is managed relative to a continued quality evaluation of said network feed. For example, a network feed may be placed on hold and/or a communication suspended due to potential connectivity issues. A representation of a video feed may be updated and/or a communication resumed when a quality of that video feed is determined to satisfy a pre-selected quality threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Fuze, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Evans
  • Patent number: 11536976
    Abstract: An augmented reality display for displaying, in addition to a light field of a surrounding, an image to a user's eye, comprises a support, a light source to emit a collimated light beam carrying said image, a micro-electro-mechanical-system, MEMS, mirror to deflect the collimated emitted light beam as a collimated deflected light beam, a waveguide to guide and couple the collimated deflected light beam out as a collimated expanded light beam, and a semitransparent combiner to superpose the collimated expanded light beam as an image light beam with the light field of the surrounding for displaying to the user's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: TriLite Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Louahab Noui, Joerg Reitterer
  • Patent number: 11539916
    Abstract: A system controller for use in a videoconferencing system having multiple videoconferencing rooms each including a videoconferencing codec, includes a communication interface in communication with a videoconferencing codec located in the same videoconferencing room as the system controller, a memory configured to store information about the videoconferencing room in which the system controller is located, and a processor configured to execute computer-executable instructions stored in the memory to receive one or more commands transmitted by a mobile computing device in response to determining whether a videoconferencing room in which the system controller is located is within a defined proximity of the mobile computing device. The processor is configured to control, via the communication interface, the videoconferencing codec located in the same videoconferencing room as the system controller, according to the one or more commands to establish or control a videoconference in the same videoconferencing room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Zeller Digital Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin McArdle