Conferencing (e.g., Loop) Patents (Class 348/14.08)
  • Patent number: 10678494
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using distributed Universal Serial Bus (USB) host drivers are disclosed. In one aspect, USB packet processing that was historically done on an application processor is moved to a distributed USB driver running in parallel on a low-power processor such as a digital signal processor (DSP). While a DSP is particularly contemplated, other processors may also be used. Further, a communication path is provided from the low-power processor to USB hardware that bypasses the application processor. Bypassing the application processor in this fashion allows the application processor to remain in a sleep mode for longer periods of time instead of processing digital data received from the low-power processor or the USB hardware. Further, by bypassing the application processor, latency is reduced, which improves the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Amit Gupta, Andrew Cheung, Ameya Kulkarni, Hemant Kumar
  • Patent number: 10674305
    Abstract: The disclosed technology provides multi-dimensional audio output by providing a relative physical location of an audio transmitting device relative to an audio outputting device in a shared map of physical space shared between the audio transmitting device and the audio outputting device. An orientation of the audio outputting device relative to the audio transmitting device is determined and an audio signal received from the audio transmitting device via a communication network is processed using the determined orientation of the audio outputting device relative to the audio transmitting device and the relative physical location of the audio transmitting device to create an augmented audio signal. The augmented audio signal is output through at least one audio output on the audio outputting device in a manner indicating a relative physical direction of the audio transmitting device to the audio outputting device in the shared map of the physical space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kendall Clark York, Jeffrey Sipko, Aaron Krauss, Andrew F. Muehlhausen, Adolfo Hernandez Santisteban, Arthur C. Tomlin
  • Patent number: 10666899
    Abstract: A visitor computer device and user interface for a computer-implemented video visitation system of a correctional facility includes a processor, a display and an input element for use by a non-incarcerated visitor at a remote location from the correctional facility. The visitor computer device is configured, via a visitor interface presented on the visitor computer device, to accept a selection from a uniquely identified and confirmed authorized non-incarcerated visitor to initiate a visitation session with a uniquely identified one of the incarcerated inmates in the correctional facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HOMEWAV, LLC
    Inventor: Gary James Humphries
  • Patent number: 10664011
    Abstract: A VR system, a wearable apparatus and a method for controlling a VR apparatus are disclosed. The wearable apparatus comprises a communication circuit, a processor, and a touch screen which are connected to one another successively; the communication circuit establishes a connection to the processor, and is configured to acquire control request information; the processor displays a control interface on the touch screen based on the control request information, generates control information based on touch actions performed on the control interface, and further sends the control information to the VR apparatus to control the VR apparatus via the control information. In this way, the present application may improve the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION (SHENZHEN) LTD.
    Inventors: Yanliang Huang, Xufeng Wu
  • Patent number: 10664529
    Abstract: A system and method for collaborative activity support is provided. A server establishes a collaboration place. The server can be configured to provide primary display data to each of a plurality of client computers associated with the authorized users simultaneously accessing the collaboration place to cause each of the plurality of clients to display the primary display data in a primary display of a corresponding collaboration place interface. Responsive to detecting a request from a first collaboration place interface to include a secondary display with the primary display in the corresponding collaboration place interface the server escalates a second collaboration place interface to include the secondary display as a sub-display of the primary display, wherein the collaboration place interface secondary display is configured to display collaboration place data associated with a different collaborative activity than the primary display prior to escalation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT SA ULC
    Inventors: Jared M. Spataro, Cornelia A. West, David Glazer, Ronald E. Schneider
  • Patent number: 10666903
    Abstract: Techniques are described by which multiple, independently encoded video streams may be combined into a single decodable video stream. These techniques take advantage of existing features of commonly used video codecs that support the independent encoding of different regions of an image frame (e.g., H.264 slices or HEVC tiles). Instead of including different parts of the same image, each region corresponds to the encoded image data of the frames of one of the independent video streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongjun Wu, Charles Benjamin Franklin Waggoner, Patrik Schnell
  • Patent number: 10659730
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing video subtitling and text communications (e.g., real time text (RTT) and conventional text messaging) during video calls. The system can include video calling with voice recognition based subtitles. The system can also include a call log to provide a textual record of the audio portion of the video call. The system can utilize embedded or online (e.g., cloud-based) voice recognition systems to provide the subtitles and call log. The system can enable users to send RTT, standard text, or other messages to multiple users participating in a video call via a public text interface. The system can also enable users to send private RTT, standard text, or other messages to specified participants during video calls using parallel interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang
  • Patent number: 10659591
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for managing calls in a collaboration environment is provided. The method includes receiving, by a processor, a call into a collaboration session of the collaboration environment. The method also includes identifying, by the processor, a user from a plurality of users associated with the collaboration session, based on at least one of contextual information regarding the call and information regarding the plurality of users. The method further includes providing, by the processor, an interface on a device associated with the identified user, wherein the interface enables the identified user to instruct the device to handle the call within the collaboration session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: RINGCENTRAL, INC.
    Inventor: Vlad Vendrow
  • Patent number: 10645341
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for establishing a video conferencing session between a first device and a second device; extracting video information from video conferencing session data received from the second device; and identifying one or more known cues that have been added to the video information, wherein the known cues identify a third device as a source of the video conferencing session data. The systems and methods may add cues to outbound video information prior to transmission as video conferencing session data, wherein the added cues identify the first device as a source of the transmitted video conferencing session data. The systems and methods may generate an alert and/or terminate the video conferencing session and/or flag a video conferencing session record for further analysis when a known cue has been identified in the video information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Noland, John Wange
  • Patent number: 10630844
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing additional video call transfer functionality are disclosed. The systems and methods can enable a video call between a first user equipment (UE) and a second UE to be transferred to a video call between the second UE and a third UE either a video call or an audio call. The systems and methods can also enable the third UE to accept a transferred video call or to request that the video call be downgraded to an audio call. The systems and methods can incorporate a multimedia resource function (MRF) to connect to the second UE while the transfer is being negotiated and effected. The MRF can provide an audio stream and a video stream to the second UE to provide a “video hold” feature—to prevent the video call from dropping to an audio call automatically or dropping altogether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Vinod Ravichandran
  • Patent number: 10623574
    Abstract: [Problem] To enable priority communication using a terminal device by setting a particular mode in the terminal device by user operation and thereby increasing a priority of the terminal device. [Solution] A server as a relay device, in forming a new session, compares the priority of an existing session with the priority of the new session, and, if the priority of the new session is higher than the priority of the existing session, removes a competing terminal device participating in the existing session from the existing session and makes the competing terminal device participate in the new session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ICOM INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Hisaaki Matsushima
  • Patent number: 10623699
    Abstract: A device, system and method for embedded video chat is provided. A device renders, at a display device, a text-based application that includes a region for rendering an embeddable video chat application. The device retrieves, using a communication interface, from a server, the embeddable video chat application associated with an identifier. The device embeds the embeddable video chat application in the region of the display device. The device identifies, using the embeddable video chat application as retrieved from the server, a remote instance of the embeddable video chat application also identified using the identifier. The device initiates a video communication session with the remote instance of the embeddable video chat application using the display device and the camera device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BUILDSCALE, INC.
    Inventors: Devon Bruce Galloway, Chris Landry, Jivan Rabindra Ramsahai, Tyler James Campaigne
  • Patent number: 10616404
    Abstract: A system and method for with an inmate in a privileged communication are disclosed. a communication system includes a portal subsystem that determines whether a communication should be monitored, or not, based on received information, including access information, from a first communication device. Based on the determination, the communication system bypasses a monitoring subsystem and stores and/or transmits the communication to a second communication device by way of a non-monitoring subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen L. Hodge
  • Patent number: 10609100
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided to support a party call with auto joining function in a communication system for a distributed transport system that employs VoIP technology. A VoIP unit or end point acts as a conference bridge between an operator extension and other end points. A first end point makes a SIP call to the operator and multicasts a mix of its send audio and the received operator audio. Other end points first check for multicast traffic being received before making a SIP call to the operator and, if so, play out the received audio over its speaker and multicast its send audio. The end point initiating the call mixes this subsequent stream into a stream to the operator, effectively acting as the conference bridge to the operator. The other end points are responsible for mixing received multicast streams for their local speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Richard Crampton Rumsby
  • Patent number: 10609324
    Abstract: Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for generating graphical representations within frames of a video stream in real time. The systems and methods receive a frames depicting a portion of a face, identify user input, identify positions on the portion of the face corresponding to the user input. The systems and methods generate a graphical representation of the user input linked to positions on the portion of the face and render the graphical representation within frames of the video stream in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Yurii Monastyrshyn, Illia Tulupov
  • Patent number: 10609273
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image pickup device that recognizes the object that the user is attempting to capture as the subject, tracks the movement of that subject, and can continue tracking the movement of the subject even when the subject leaves the capturing area so that the subject can always be reliably brought into focus. The image pickup device includes a main camera that captures the subject; an EVF that displays the captured image captured by the main camera, a sub-camera that captures the subject using a wider capturing region than the main camera, and a processing unit that extracts the subject from the captured images captured by the main camera and the sub-camera, tracks the extracted subject, and brings the subject into focus when an image of the subject is actually captured. When the subject moves outside of a capturing region of the main camera, the processing unit tracks the subject extracted from the captured image captured by the sub-camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shimizu, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Nobuo Masuoka
  • Patent number: 10599270
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a video data processor configured to process video data output from an imaging unit; a drawing data processor configured to process drawing data written onto an input display unit; and a mode switch controller configured to set a first mode for a period during which a writing action is not performed onto the input display unit and a second mode for a period during which a writing action is performed onto the input display unit. The video data processor reduces an amount of the video data in the second mode so as to be smaller than an amount of the video data in the first mode. The drawing data processor reduces an amount of the drawing data in the first mode so as to be smaller than an amount of the drawing data in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobumasa Gingawa
  • Patent number: 10599955
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selecting representative photos for a photo album are described. An example computing device may include a display, a logic device, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the logic device to, for each known individual recognized in one or more photos of the album, determine an affinity score for that known individual indicating a connection of that known individual to a) a user of the computing device and b) a context corresponding to the album. The instructions may be further executable to select one or more known individuals based on the affinity score to be included in a subset of the known individuals recognized in one or more photos of the album, and select a representative photo of each of the subset of the known individuals to be included in one or more of a highlight photoset and a cover photo for the album.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: David James Lee, Richard Prologo, Ankur Khator, Joshua Debner, Benjamin J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10600221
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention provide an information-duplication system, an information duplication method, an electronic device, and a machine-readable storage medium. First, a selection region is determined according to a duplication operation of a user on the display content of an electronic device. Then, the text information corresponding to the selection region is converted into pictures. Finally, the pictures converted from the text information in the selection region are merged with the pictures in the selection region, and the picture generated after merging is then shared as a duplication content. The embodiments of the present invention can realize the simultaneous presence of text information and pictures in the duplication content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU ALIBABA LITERATURE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yang You
  • Patent number: 10602090
    Abstract: The video call method includes establishing, by a first terminal, a first video call session with a second terminal; establishing, by the first terminal, a second video call session with a third terminal; displaying, by the first terminal, a first video received from the second terminal through the first video call session and a second video received from the third terminal through the second video call session on a first display area and on a second display area, respectively; detecting, by the first terminal, a predetermined event; terminating, by the first terminal, one video call session among the plurality of video call sessions in response to the detecting the predetermined event; establishing, by the first terminal, a third video call session with a fourth terminal; displaying, by the first terminal, a third video received from the fourth terminal through the third video call session on a third display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HYPERCONNECT, INC.
    Inventors: Sangil Ahn, Yongje Lee
  • Patent number: 10593084
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can provide a creative tools interface that includes one or more options for visually modifying at least one media content item to be posted through a social networking system. At least one visual modification is applied to the media content item in response to a user selection of one or more of the options. The visually modified media content item is posted through the social networking system, wherein the user designates whether the visually modified media content item is posted as an ephemeral media content item or as a non-ephemeral media content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Christine Choi, Nathan Andrew Sharp, William Samuel Bailey, Ashoke K. Chakrabarti, Joshua Barton Dickens, Joy-Vincent Niemantsverdriet
  • Patent number: 10587810
    Abstract: Electronic devices are often equipped with a camera for capturing video content and/or a display for displaying video content. However, amateur users often capture video content without regard to composition, framing, or camera movement, resulting in video content that can be jarring or confusing to viewers. There is a need to automate the processing and presentation of video content in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The embodiments described herein provide a method of automatically cropping video content for presentation on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: May-Li Khoe, Avi E. Cieplinski, David Joshua Hart
  • Patent number: 10580410
    Abstract: A system may include a camera configured to obtain an image of a user, at least one processor, and at least one non-transitory computer-readable media communicatively coupled to the at least one processor. The non-transitory computer-readable media configured to store one or more instructions that when executed cause or direct the system to perform operations. The operations may include establish a communication session between the system and a device. The communication session may be configured such that the device provides audio for the system. The operations may further include compare the image to a particular user image associated with the system and select a first method of transcription generation from among two or more methods of transcription generation based on the comparison of the image to the particular user image. The operations may also include present, a transcription of the audio generated using the selected first method of transcription generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sorenson IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Craig Nelson
  • Patent number: 10574939
    Abstract: A current status information communication unit acquires by communication, current status information of a communication partner who is a person shown in a free viewpoint time shift video being reproduced, and a current status information presentation unit presents the current status information of the communication partner to a viewer viewing the free viewpoint time shift video. Furthermore, when the viewer attempts to communicate with the communication partner, the current status information acquisition unit acquires the current status information of the viewer, and the current status information of the viewer is transmitted to the communication partner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shihhao Wen, Mitsuru Katsumata
  • Patent number: 10574978
    Abstract: A real-time communication monitoring and diagnosing system is provided on a real-time communication monitoring and diagnosing computer system. The monitoring and diagnosing system includes time line, a video downstream bitrate axis extending upward from reference line, an audio downstream bitrate axis extending downward from the reference line, a video downstream bitrate curve in a first color above the reference line, an audio downstream bitrate curve in a second color below the reference line, a set of choppy video marks in a third color above and along the reference line, a set of blurry video marks in a fourth color as a dotted line along the video downstream bitrate curve, and a set of audio marks in a fifth color below and along the reference line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Agora Lab, Inc.
    Inventor: Feng He
  • Patent number: 10564711
    Abstract: An interactive conferencing device enables conference participants to interact remotely through multiple multimedia channels based on the configured capabilities of participants. A system used by the conferencing device consists of a server and one or more client devices. On joining new interactive session, the attributes and capabilities of the participant are determined. Other participants are notified as to the attributes and capabilities of the new participant. The interaction between participants is determined by their attributes and capabilities and that of the participant they wish to interact with. Participants can use a client device to join a session. If the device is capable of rendering a graphical display based on the capability information configured for that participant and device, participants can view multiple views rendered for the session in different regions of a display. The participants may interact with members of the session they select based on their mutual configured capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: SivaKiran Venkata Yellamraju, Tandav Krishna Sanka
  • Patent number: 10567448
    Abstract: A virtual conferencing system is described for implementing a speaker queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Minerva Project, Inc.
    Inventors: Ari Bader-Natal, Brian Fields, Matthew Michael Regan, Jonathan Scott Katzman, Stephen Kosslyn, Brandon Tilley, Gene Hallman
  • Patent number: 10554931
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, an assessment of a context associated with a conference, an identification of an object associated with the conference in accordance with the context, and a presentation of the object as part of the conference. The conference may include a videoconference and the object may include a physical object, a virtual object, or a combination thereof. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Zhu Liu, Tan Xu, Bernard S. Renger
  • Patent number: 10542238
    Abstract: A collaborative virtual reality (VR) online meeting platform that includes a three-dimensional (3D) point cloud data defining a virtual space, identifiers of a plurality of meeting participants, and meeting data that includes positions in the virtual space of a plurality of avatars that correspond to meeting participants. The system includes a processor that includes instructions to initiate an online meeting of the plurality of meeting participants. The initiating includes providing an address of the 3D point cloud to each of the meeting participants and transmitting a copy of the 3D point cloud data and meeting data to each of the meeting participants. A current location of each of the avatars in the virtual space is communicated to all of the meeting participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Louis Bergmann, Jörg Braunes, Daniel Flohr
  • Patent number: 10541950
    Abstract: Forming a group of users for a conversation includes determining when users are accessing information associated with each other, maintaining a group of the users, the group of the users representing a transitive closure over a viewing relationship of the information, displaying, via a display of a user device, digital representations of the users in the group accessing the information, and initiating, based on an action of at least one of the users in the group of users, a conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan F. Brunn, Jennifer Heins
  • Patent number: 10536668
    Abstract: A communication terminal for displaying a predetermined-area image includes circuitry. The circuitry receives first predetermined-area information indicating a first predetermined area, the first predetermined-area information being transmitted from another communication terminal displaying a first predetermined-area image. The circuitry calculates a direction of the first predetermined area with respect to a second predetermined area in a whole image, based on the first predetermined-area information and second predetermined-area information. The second predetermined area is an area of a second predetermined-area image being displayed by the communication terminal. The circuitry controls a display to display the second predetermined-area image including display direction information indicating the calculated direction. The circuitry accepts designation of the display direction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Soneda, Kenichiro Morita, Takeshi Homma, Mayu Hakata, Yohhei Ohmura, Hiroyuki Kanda, Takafumi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10535346
    Abstract: A collaborative speech processing computer receives packets of sampled audio streams. The sampled audio streams are forwarded to a speech-to-text conversion server via a data network. Packets are received via the data network that contain text strings converted from the sampled audio steams by the speech-to-text conversion server. Speakers are identified who are associated with the text strings contained in the data packets. The text strings and the identifiers of the associated speakers are added to a dialog data structure in a repository memory. Content of at least a portion of the dialog data structure is displayed on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Preethi Raja, Jagadeeshwaran Karunanithy, Shamayel Mohammed Farooqui, Jagadishwara Chary Sriramoju, Sai Kumar Bochkar
  • Patent number: 10534474
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus, method, and computer program product are provided involving a mobile device including a touch screen, a memory, and an actuator coupled to at least one processor; said memory configured to store a plurality of applications including an application; said touch screen configured to cooperate with the at least one processor to display indicia; said touch screen configured to cooperate with the at least one processor to receive a first touch signal indicative of a first duration of touch being applied to the touch screen, in connection with the indicia; said at least one processor configured to, in response to the first touch signal indicative of the first duration of touch being applied to the touch screen, identify a first state; said touch screen configured to cooperate with the at least one processor to, in response to the identification of the first state, perform an operation; said touch screen configured to cooperate with the at least one processor to receive a second touch
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10531045
    Abstract: A recording medium on which a user assistance program is recorded which makes a computer perform: based on image information obtained by photographing a plurality of users who use a given service, calculating state quantities of the plurality of respective users corresponding to the image information; counting, for each time period, a number of users whose amounts of change in the calculated respective state quantities are equal to or more than a given threshold value among the plurality of users; and detecting a time period in which the counted number of users satisfies a given condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuushi Toyoda, Koichiro Niinuma, Ryosuke Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10523975
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing device and information processing method capable of recognizing an acquisition position of voice data on an image. A web server transmits image frame size information indicating image frame size of image data and audio position information indicating acquisition position of voice data. The present disclosure is applicable to an information processing system or other like system including file generation device, web server, and video playback terminal to perform tiled streaming using a manner compliant with moving picture experts group phase-dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP (MPEG-DASH).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinobu Hattori, Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Ohji Nakagami, Toru Chinen, Runyu Shi, Minoru Tsuji, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10516853
    Abstract: Techniques and architectures for establishing and/or evaluating a communication session that enables users from the same physical environment, different physical environments, or a combination to interact in a virtual coordinate system and perceive each other as being present are described herein. In some examples, representations of users may be aligned within a coordinate system while maintaining spatial alignment of the user in a physical environment and/or spatial alignment of the representations in another coordinate system. In some examples, a representation of a user may be output to another user in a manner that is aligned to input for the user. In some examples, a human model may be created for a user and used to provide representations of users that map to a human. In some examples, a representation of a user may be evaluated to determine if the representation is properly aligned to the user and/or a coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: PlutoVR
    Inventors: Mark Gibson, Jared Cheshier, Jean-Luc Rene Bouthemy, Brian Douglas
  • Patent number: 10511439
    Abstract: A method for implementing an encrypted client-server communication, wherein the server includes an entry point, service systems behind the entry point, and a secure system. The method includes incorporating common cryptographic material into the client and into the secure system, deriving key material from the common cryptographic material in the client for an encrypted communication between the client and a service system, deriving key material from the common cryptographic material in the secure system for an encrypted communication between the client and a service system, and transferring the key material into the service system or retaining the key material in the secure system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Alexander Tschache, Timo Winkelvos
  • Patent number: 10511573
    Abstract: A network device comprises a storage device storing an application program for a secure communications service, and at least one processor configured to execute the application program for the secure communications service so as to enable the network device to send a request to look up a network address of a second device based on an identifier associated with the second device, receive an indication that the second device is available for the secure communications service, the indication including the requested network address and provisioning information for a secure communication link, connect to the second device over the secure communication link, using the received network address of the second device and the provisioning information for the secure communication link, and communicate at least one of video data and audio data with the second device using the secure communications service via the secure communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: VirnetX, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Larson, Robert Dunham Short, III, Edmund Colby Munger, Michael Williamson
  • Patent number: 10496356
    Abstract: A display system has a first tablet terminal, a second tablet terminal, and a projector capable of communicating with the first tablet terminal and the second tablet terminal via the communication network. The projector requests transmission of first data to the first tablet terminal, and at the same time requests transmission of second data to the second tablet terminal. The first tablet terminal and the second tablet terminal transmit the first data and the second data to the projector in accordance with the request from the projector at respective timings different from each other via a communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10497103
    Abstract: There is provided at least one information processing apparatus capable of easily generating a skin color model in which peripheral darkening is considered that is possibly occurring due to an imaging apparatus. At least one embodiment of the information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a first image in which a predetermined object is captured with a predetermined exposure condition, and at least one second image in which the predetermined object is captured with an exposure condition or a plurality of exposure conditions different from the predetermined exposure condition; an extraction unit configured to extract color information relating to the predetermined object based on the first image and the at least one second image; and a generation unit configured to generate a color table based on the extracted color information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoichi Kashibuchi
  • Patent number: 10491858
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method implemented on a video conference participant device includes: receiving video conference data for a video conference session, performing at least the following diagnostic tests: verifying receipt of a presenter image from a presenter video conference device where the presenter video conference device is in use by a participant of the video conference meeting, the participant designated as a presenter for said video conference meeting, verifying receipt of shared desktop content from the presenter video conference device, or verifying receipt of audio data from the presenter video conference device; and transmitting results of said, performing to said presenter video conference device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10484698
    Abstract: A video decoding method is implemented by a computer having multiple parallel processing units. A stream of data elements is received, some of which encode video content. The stream comprises marker sequences, each marker sequence comprising a marker which does not encode video content. A known pattern of data elements occurs in each marker sequence. A respective part of the stream is supplied to each parallel processing unit. Each parallel processing unit processes the respective part of the stream, whereby multiple parts of the stream are processed in parallel, to detect whether any of the multiple parts matches the known pattern of data elements, thereby identifying the markers. The encoded video content is separated from the identified markers. The separated video content is decoded, and the decoded video content outputted on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yongjun Wu, Chih-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 10481569
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a household appliance control method, which includes: receiving pupil detection information sent by a household appliance, the pupil detection information being acquired when the household appliance detects pupils of a user; determining whether the household appliance satisfies a preset control condition according to the pupil detection information; and sending a control instruction to the household appliance to enable the household appliance to be turned on or turned off according to the control instruction, when the household appliance satisfies the preset control condition. Correspondingly, the present disclosure also provides a central processing device including a household appliance control device. By utilizing embodiments of the present disclosure, the household appliances can be turned on or turned off automatically according to eyes of the user, and user experience is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: YULONG COMPUTER TELECOMMUNCATION SCIENTIFIC (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong-Gang Qu
  • Patent number: 10481670
    Abstract: There is provided a method of reducing power consumption of a gesture sensor. The method utilizes an auxiliary sensing device to detect whether an object exists in a sensing covering range of the gesture sensor, thereby determining operating states and power consumptions of the gesture sensor and the auxiliary sensing device. If the auxiliary sensing device does not detect that the object exists in the sensing covering range of the gesture sensor or the object moves, the gesture sensor is allowed to be in a low power consumption operating state, thereby reducing the power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: PixArt Imaging Inc.
    Inventor: En-Feng Hsu
  • Patent number: 10483007
    Abstract: A telemedicine system including a cart that allows for two-way audio/video conferencing between patients or local care providers and remote care providers or family members. The cart employs a modular design that allows its capabilities to be expanded to meet the needs of particular telemedicine applications. In addition, the cart provides thermal imaging and a user interface that allows local care provers to access various capabilities of the device while the device is not in session with a remote party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: John Celmins, Gary Douville, Daniel Sanchez, Marco Pinter, Charles S. Jordan, Yulun Wang
  • Patent number: 10476968
    Abstract: A communication augmentation agent (CAA) is described herein which presents a shared user experience to at least a first user and a second user. In one manner of operation, the CAA operates by intelligently determining. (1) when to offer a shared user experience to the users; (b) the particular form of the shared user experience; and (c) the manner of delivering the shared user experience to the users. In determining the form of the shared experience, the CAA can optionally customize the shared resource so that it includes common-interest information and, with respect to each user, user-specific information. The CAA also includes a mechanism by which a registered user may invite a non-registered user to take part in the shared user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gina D. Venolia, John C. Tang, Anoop Gupta
  • Patent number: 10469550
    Abstract: A transmission system includes a first information processing apparatus and a second information processing apparatus. The first information processing apparatus includes: a material transmitter that uploads material data to a third information processing apparatus; an operation acquiring unit that acquires an operation by a user and outputs operation information indicating the acquired operation; and a transmission side controller that causes a transmission side display unit to display the material data and changes how the material data is displayed in accordance with the operation by the user. The second information processing apparatus includes: a material receiver that downloads the material data from the third information processing apparatus; and a reception side controller that causes a reception side display unit to display the downloaded material data and changes how the material data is displayed in accordance with the operation information acquired by the first information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Gyobu
  • Patent number: 10469801
    Abstract: A videoconferencing system includes multiple videoconferencing rooms, and a server adapted to store information regarding each videoconferencing room. Each videoconferencing room includes a videoconferencing codec and a system controller in communication with the videoconferencing codec via one or more wired and/or wireless communication networks to control the videoconferencing codec. The system also includes a mobile computing device configured to exchange data with the server to determine whether at least one of the videoconferencing rooms is within a defined proximity of the mobile computing device, and to transmit one or more commands to the server. The server is configured to transmit the command(s) to the system controller located in the at least one of the videoconferencing rooms, and the system controller is configured to control its corresponding videoconferencing codec according to the one or more commands to establish or control a videoconference in said at least one the videoconferencing rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Zeller Digital Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin McArdle
  • Patent number: 10469800
    Abstract: An always-on telepresence device for permanently connecting two distinct locations in a way that allows for “incidental contact” between people at the distinct locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Antimatter Research, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Baldwin, Gladys Wong, Peter Ian Macdonald, Hedley Davis, Li Yang, Du Chenyang, Chen Guo, Han Long
  • Patent number: 10460460
    Abstract: A method and a system including at least three image capturing devices for generating depth information are proposed. Multiple depth maps associated with a specific scene are obtained, where each of the depth maps corresponds to a different group of the image capturing devices and a different estimated region of the specific scene. For each pixel corresponding to the specific scene, whether the pixel is within a joint overlapping region of its estimated region is determined. If no, the depth information of the pixel is set according to its depth value in the depth map corresponding to a non-joint overlapping region of its estimated region. If yes, the depth information of the pixel is set according to its depth values in the depth maps corresponding to the joint overlapping region within its estimated region. An integrated depth map is generated by using the depth information of all the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Bo-Yi Wu, Yu-Yen Chen