Conferencing Patents (Class 370/260)
  • Patent number: 11372955
    Abstract: Methods and systems for authorizing and enabling a virtual assistant or meeting host temporary access to one's own data during an activity or meeting event. A user is offered various options for enabling the temporary access to the virtual assistant prior to a scheduled meeting, and during impromptu meetings. The user can specify the duration that the access should be valid, a system can automatically disable the temporary access at the termination of the meeting event and/or if the user is no longer a participant at the meeting event. The authorization can be configured to target specific types of data and types of access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rayyan Jaber, Edmundo Ernesto Badillo Fernandez, Guangcai Wang
  • Patent number: 11372524
    Abstract: Techniques for performing multimedia communications including audio and video (including still-frame video) are described. During a multimedia communication involving two devices, one of the devices may receive a user input to display digital book covers. In response, each device may display live video (captured by each device of the multimedia communication) and still-frame video corresponding to digital book covers. Thereafter, in response to a further user input, each device may display the live video and still-frame video corresponding to a specific page of one of the digital books. Each device may receive a user input for controlling the still-frame video displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Juliana Veronica Tarpey, Karthick Sundararaman, Krzysztof Jaroslaw Jakubczyk, Amit Kumar Agarwalla, Ninad Anil Parkhi, Sachin Balaso Shinde, Jai Kulin Asher, Samuel Scott Gigliotti
  • Patent number: 11367280
    Abstract: A method comprising: dividing a virtual space using virtual partitions that affect perception of the virtual space by a user within the virtual space; in response to a first action in the virtual space relative to a first virtual partition by a user making a first change to how the first virtual partition affects the virtual space perceived by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Antti Eronen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Jussi Leppänen, Juha Arrasvuori
  • Patent number: 11356690
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and a method that allow for easier and more appropriate rendering. Coded data is generated by encoding a two-dimensional plane image in which position information and attribute information for a point cloud that represents an object having a three-dimensional shape as a group of points are projected onto a two-dimensional plane, and a bitstream that includes the generated coded data and metadata to be used to render the point cloud is generated. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an image processing apparatus, an electronic device, an image processing method, a program, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kato, Satoru Kuma, Ohji Nakagami, Koji Yano
  • Patent number: 11343291
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: identifying, using a processor, a behavior of a user in a conferencing application; classifying, based on the identified behavior, the user as an aggressive contributor or an acquiescent contributor; and performing, based on the classification, a function. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Fardig, Richard German, Anthony Mourey, Shawn Sharp
  • Patent number: 11330025
    Abstract: A system which automatically provisions teleconferencing equipment with virtually all necessary settings is provided. The need for end users to spend time manually configuring such equipment to use the services of a teleconferencing service provider is, in most cases, eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: PLANTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Dipesh Koirala, Subrahmanya Srinivasulu Hari, Krishna Balusu, Joseph Samuel, Peter Tao
  • Patent number: 11303755
    Abstract: A conference system, capable of reliably managing a connection state of a discussion unit and a control unit and continuously acquiring information from the discussion unit when a connection abnormality occurs, is provided. A conference system S includes a control unit 1 and a discussion unit 2, a running packet is repeatedly transmitted and received between both units, the running packet includes a counter flag, the control unit includes a CU communication portion 11, a CU storage portion 13, and a CU control portion 16, the discussion unit includes a DU control portion 26, the DU control portion increments the count value of the counter flag, and each time the running packet is received from the discussion unit, the CU control portion compares a count value stored in the CU storage portion and the count value of the counter flag included in the running packet received from the discussion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AUDIO-TECHNICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Onizuka, Toru Aikawa
  • Patent number: 11295720
    Abstract: An electronic communication method and system are disclosed. Exemplary methods can be used by hearing or speech-impaired participants in a conference, e.g., collaboration, environment to facilitate communication between conference participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Harikrishna Vuppaladhadiam
  • Patent number: 11290465
    Abstract: One example method includes connecting, by a first client device associated with a user, to a video conference hosted by a video conference provider, the video conference having a plurality of participants; receiving participant information for each participant of the plurality of participants; generating, for one or more of the participants, an identity record corresponding to the respective participant, the identity record including video conference information, at least a portion of the participant information, and a cryptographic signature; appending, for each generated identity record, the respective identity record to a user contact list; and verifying at least one participant of the plurality of participants based on the user contact list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Karan Lyons
  • Patent number: 11284300
    Abstract: Described herein is a system and method for a microservices architecture for dynamic channel migration based on real time traffic load. Traffic loads on a first and second radio frequency (RF) channels used by a transceiver to communicate with a plurality of modem devices may be monitored, where the first RF channel is transmitted at a higher frequency than the second RF channel. Based on the monitored traffic loads of the RF channels, data traffic may be migrated from the first RF channel to the second RF channel. Finally, the plurality of modem devices may be notified of the migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Gaydos, Nagesh Nandiraju
  • Patent number: 11283934
    Abstract: Methods are provided for providing a unified communication history of a multi-modal communication. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a plurality of event logs related to the multi-modal communication. The multi-modal communication comprises a first communication modality and a second communication modality. The method includes aggregating the one or more events from the event logs as a plurality of aggregated events and resolving an identity of each user from among the plurality of users in the plurality of aggregated events. The method includes storing the aggregated events into a communication history of the multi-modal communication. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: FUZE, INC.
    Inventors: Julio Viera, Alan Sapede, Clement Wehrung, Jedidiah Brown
  • Patent number: 11265299
    Abstract: A method is implemented by a network device operating as a content node for securely distributing a content object over an information centric networking (ICN) network. The method implements a unique obscured retrieval sequence. The method includes receiving an interest for a chunk of the content object from a client device, where the chunk is identified with an obscured chunk identifier, translating the obscured chunk identifier into a general chunk identifier for the content object, and sending the chunk of the content object to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: David Ian Allan
  • Patent number: 11240642
    Abstract: A communication method implemented on a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) communication network includes providing an attachment between a group member of a communication group and a group application server, detecting a detachment between the group member and the group application server, and reestablishing the attachment by the 3GPP communication network. A Mobility Management Entity (MME) may provide the attachment. A Group Communication Service Enabler Application Server (GCSE AS) or a Multipoint Service (MuSe) functionality may detect the detachment. The attachment may be reestablished according to the MuSe functionality. A group communication bearer may have a first priority level for allocating resources to the group communication bearer, and a second priority level for allocating resources to the non-group communication bearer. The second priority level may be different from the first priority level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Saad Ahmad, Guanzhou Wang, Li-Hsiang Sun, Mahmoud Watfa, Pascal Adjakple
  • Patent number: 11217223
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention provides a method for speaker identity and content de-identification under privacy guarantees. The method comprises receiving input indicative of privacy protection levels to enforce, extracting features from a speech recorded in a voice recording, recognizing and extracting textual content from the speech, parsing the textual content to recognize privacy-sensitive personal information about an individual, generating de-identified textual content by anonymizing the personal information to an extent that satisfies the privacy protection levels and conceals the individual's identity, and mapping the de-identified textual content to a speaker who delivered the speech. The method further comprises generating a synthetic speaker identity based on other features that are dissimilar from the features to an extent that satisfies the privacy protection levels, and synthesizing a new speech waveform based on the synthetic speaker identity to deliver the de-identified textual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, Xu Wang, Paul R. Bastide, Rohit Ranchal
  • Patent number: 11218596
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments for a customer callback system. An embodiment operates by determining a call action indicating a customer to whom a representative is to speak. Data corresponding to an identifier associated with a computing device of the customer and an ad history indicating when a plurality of ads were presented to an application on the computing device of the customer over a defined period of time are retrieved. Based on the data, a pattern associated with when the customer is using the computing device is generated. The pattern is based on a comparison of a first period of time a second period of time during when ads were presented to the computing device. Based on the pattern, a target time indicating when to perform the call action is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiang Chow, Steven Dang, Elizabeth Furlan
  • Patent number: 11218846
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide a method for managing a floor request in a mission critical communication system. The method includes receiving a floor request message from a first floor participant and determining that a call type of the first floor participant is identical to a call type of a second floor participant, wherein a floor is currently occupied by the second floor participant. Further, the method includes managing the floor request of the first floor participant based on an effective priority of the floor request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nishant Gupta
  • Patent number: 11212386
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for handling video calls placed on hold or otherwise parked by one or more parties within the video call. The systems and methods can determine a video call has been placed on hold (or otherwise set to be parked), and transfer the video call to a call park server (CPS). The systems and methods can then access a content server, retrieve one or more content items (e.g., video clips, interactive content or advertisements, and so on), and present the content items within the on hold video call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Vinod Ravichandran
  • Patent number: 11206290
    Abstract: Examples described relate to using Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) notifications for Internet of Things (IoT). In an example, in response to an event on a first device in an Internet of Things (IoT) network, the first device may send an event request Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) to a hub device. In response to the event request URI, the first device may receive an event response URI corresponding to a second device in the IoT network from the hub device. The first device may transmit an out-of-dialog Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) notification for the event to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Grace Priscilla Nambi
  • Patent number: 11201968
    Abstract: A system includes participant nodes that unicast a voice stream to a master node and receive a multicast voice stream from the master node. The multicast voice stream may be a mixed voice stream mixing the voice streams of the participants. In this case, each participant performs echo cancellation on the multicast voice stream. Alternatively, the multicast voice stream may be a multiplexed voice stream multiplexing the voice streams of all participants. In this case, each participant de-multiplexes the multicast voice stream and generates a mixed voice stream that does not include that participant. Alternatively, the multicast voice stream received by each participant may be a multiplexed digital voice stream multiplexing multiple mixed streams including one mixed stream that does not include the voice stream of that participant. In this case, each participant de-multiplexes the multicast voice stream to obtain the mixed stream that does not include that participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS FIRE PROTECTION LP
    Inventors: Douglas Newin, Simon Vermette, Kevin Lévesque-Landry
  • Patent number: 11195122
    Abstract: Embodiments for intelligent notification during an event in an Internet of Things (IoT) computing environment by a processor. During a scheduled event, user activity for one or more users and geolocation of the one or more active UEs linked to the event may be monitored using a machine learning operation. A notification may be provided to one or more UEs associated with the user to alert the user to respond to the query upon determining the user failed to respond to the query during the event. The notification may be terminated or disabled upon learning the user or an alternative user responded to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peeyush Jaiswal, Priyansh Jaiswal, Shikhar Kwatra
  • Patent number: 11178518
    Abstract: Techniques for message acknowledgement when messaging system is unavailable are provided. A controller may receive a group text including a message that requires acknowledgement. The group text is directed to at least one controller. A message identification may be extracted from the message. The message identification may be associated with the message that requires acknowledgement. A talkgroup identifier may be computed based in part on the message identification. A radio associated with the controller may join a talkgroup that is associated with the talkgroup identifier. A floor control request may be sent via the radio on the talkgroup associated with the talkgroup identifier. The floor control request may serve as an acknowledgement of receipt of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Jacob Shem Tov
  • Patent number: 11164385
    Abstract: A method for establishing a virtual reality (VR) call between a caller VR device and a callee VR device, the method includes determining which of the caller VR device or the callee VR device should perform a stitching operation associated with the VR call based on a first plurality of parameters associated with the callee VR device and a second plurality of parameters associated with the caller VR device, and causing transmission of one of a plurality of media contents or a stitched media content from the caller VR device to the callee VR device after establishment of the VR call based on the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Praveen Chebolu, Varun Bharadwaj Santhebenur Vasudevamurthy, Srinivas Chinthalapudi, Tushar Vrind, Abhishek Bhan, Nila Rajan
  • Patent number: 11153109
    Abstract: Embodiments for intelligent teleconference operations in an Internet of Things (IoT) computing environment by a processor. A communication connection for a conference call session may be cognitively initiated or terminated with one or more users according to one or more parameters associated with a user profile, a schedule of the one or more users, activities of daily living (“ADL”), one or more contextual factors, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shikhar Kwatra, Peeyush Jaiswal, Priyansh Jaiswal, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11153443
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for calculating session initiation protocol (SIP) key performance indicators (KPIs) for multimedia communication in a network accessing network packets monitored over time. The method includes accessing network packets monitored over time, detecting a SIP response message of the monitored network packets, and accounting for the detected SIP response message in a time window of a series of consecutive time windows that includes the SIP response message's associated observed time. The SIP response message has an associated observed time at which the monitored SIP message was observed during monitoring. The method further includes pairing a SIP request message expected to be paired with the detected SIP response message with the detected SIP response message and accounting for the paired SIP request message in the time window with which the detected SIP response message is accounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: NetScout Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Bruce A. Kelley, Jr., Rajeev Nadkarni, Abhishek Saraswati, Erdem Uysal, Sandeep Prasad
  • Patent number: 11139996
    Abstract: A system and method for streaming real-time data from a user device to a dispatch unit terminal, where the method includes: identifying a connection between a user device and a call center; sending a link to the user device, wherein the link includes instructions to initiate streaming of real-time data from the user device, and further includes a unique identifier associated with the user device; and sending the real-time data to a dispatch unit terminal, where the unique identifier is used to match the real-time data with the dispatch terminal used in the first connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Carbyne Ltd.
    Inventor: Alexander Dizengof
  • Patent number: 11134046
    Abstract: A server has a processor and a memory storing a message thread module with instructions executed by the processor to maintain a message thread between users of client devices. The message thread module serves a message thread with a new text entry to a client device in response to a request for the message thread from a user. Message thread state change is collected from the client device, where the message thread state change represents an indication to automatically delete the new text entry of the message thread after the duration of a transitory display period on the client device unless an indication of a gesture applied to a display screen presenting the new text entry of the message thread is received from the client device during the transitory display period. The message thread state change is queued at the server along with additional message thread state changes associated with the collecting operation performed for additional users associated with the message thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Spiegel, Timothy Sehn
  • Patent number: 11120342
    Abstract: Techniques related to electronic meeting intelligence are disclosed. An apparatus receives audio/video data including first meeting content data for an electronic meeting that includes multiple participants. The apparatus extracts the first meeting content data from the audio/video data. The apparatus generates meeting content metadata based on analyzing the first meeting content data. The apparatus includes the meeting content metadata in a report of the electronic meeting. If the apparatus determines that the audio/video data includes a cue for the apparatus to intervene in the electronic meeting, the apparatus generates intervention data including second meeting content data that is different from the first meeting content data. During the electronic meeting, the apparatus sends the intervention data to one or more nodes associated with at least one participant of the multiple participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kitada, Steven A. Nelson, Lana Wong, Charchit Arora
  • Patent number: 11122219
    Abstract: A video processing device which can be implemented as a peripheral device is disclosed. The video processing device is configured to receive one or more videos and audio through a plurality interfaces. Further, the device receives one or more user input corresponding to one or more customization requests of the received video and the audio. The video processing device processes the video and the audio based on the received user input and outputs the processed video and audio via an output interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ALTIA SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: John Zhang, Naveed Alam, Yashket Gupta, Ram Natarajan
  • Patent number: 11115361
    Abstract: A server includes a message thread module with instructions executed by a processor to maintain a message thread between a first user and a second user. Each entry of the message thread is deleted after a display period unless an indication regarding the entry is received during the display period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Evan Spiegel
  • Patent number: 11108834
    Abstract: A method and system for completing a voice call in a cloud-based communication system is provided. A cloud-based group voice call service receives a group voice call initiation request from a first mobile device located at a first communication system. The group voice call initiation request is a request to complete a group voice call with a second mobile device located at a second communication system. The cloud-based group voice call service allocates resources at the first communication system and the second communication system. The cloud-based group voice call service issues a call grant to the first mobile device located at the first communication system and also issues a call response to the second mobile device located at the second communication system in order to complete the voice call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel J. McDonald, Svend Frandsen
  • Patent number: 11095659
    Abstract: A first computing device that provides a first service is configured to securely provide personalized services to a user of a second computing device. The first computing device obtains an authentication token and confirms the proximity of the user associated with the second computing device. The first computing device confirms the proximity of the user by detecting a connection of a physical cable between the first computing device and the second computing device. The first computing device provides the authentication token to the second computing device via the physical cable. The first computing device also authenticates the user of the second computing device and determines a second service available to the user of the second computing device. The first computing device combines the first service with the second service to provide a personalized service to the user at the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jochen C. Schirdewahn, Colin I. Quirke, John J. Costello
  • Patent number: 11089447
    Abstract: A method for configuring a mobile radio includes: accessing an initial button configuration assigning a first group to a first push-to-talk button; and accessing a first trigger condition; loading the initial button configuration onto the mobile radio at a first time; in response to detecting activation of the first push-to-talk button at a second time succeeding the first time, initiating communication between the mobile radio and the first group; accessing a set of contextual data; in response to detecting first trigger condition based on the set of contextual data, generating a second group based on the set of contextual data and assigning the second group to the first push-to-talk button at a third time; and in response to detecting activation of the first push-to-talk button at a fourth time succeeding the third time, initiating communication between the mobile radio and the second group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Thilina Mallawa Arachchi
  • Patent number: 11080389
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for secure remote conferencing. A platform is provided for generation of secure conference call information, scheduling and dissemination of secure conference call information, initiation and monitoring of live conference calls, tagged tracking of uniquely generated personal identification number (PIN) codes, and secure streaming of recorded conference calls. A host of a secure event conference may provide relevant information about the secure conference call event and pre-authorized attendees which the platform may then use to generate and monitor single-user PIN access for the secure conference call event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashish Shrestha, Kushalappa Berera Arun, Vinay Kanakath, Steven William Kuiken
  • Patent number: 11082071
    Abstract: Techniques related to a QoS-aware decoder architecture for data storage are described. In an example, QoS specifications include a QOS latency specification indicative of an acceptable latency for completing the processing of a data read command. The decoder may store this QOS latency specification. In operation, the decoder generates a latency measurement indicative of the actual latency for the processing. If a comparison of the latency measurement and QOS latency specification indicates a violation of the QOS latency specification, the decoder can terminate the decoding and generate a decoding failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Fan Zhang, Chenrong Xiong, Xuanxuan Lu, Meysam Asadi
  • Patent number: 11076125
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that includes a first display unit, a second display unit that displays an image acquired from a space on a communication partner side, and a control unit that performs a display control of the first display unit and the second display unit, and control to display, on at least one of the first display unit or the second display unit, a shared object whose display at least extends to a work area on the communication partner side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryusei Koike, Yusuke Sakai
  • Patent number: 11071013
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a group communication method, system, group server, and group member device. A group server receives notification messages sent by a group member device, aggregates, according to an address of a subscription device, the notification messages destined for the same subscription device, and sends a notification message obtained after aggregation to the subscription device. By aggregating multiple messages sent by the group member device to the subscription device, messages exchanged between the group member device and the subscription device are reduced, thereby reducing communication traffic between the group member device and the subscription device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fangying Xiao, Yongjing Zhang
  • Patent number: 11055327
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for computerized, automatic processing of unstructured text to extract bits of contact data to which the extracted text can be linked or attributed. Unstructured text is received and text segments within the text are enriched with metadata labels. A machine learning system is trained on, and used to parse feature values for the text segments and the metadata labels to classify text and generate structured text from the unstructured text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: QUADIENT TECHNOLOGIES FRANCE
    Inventor: Kasper Sørensen
  • Patent number: 11032175
    Abstract: A method for isolating packet loss on a hierarchical packet network, the method including: connecting a first network element (NE) to a second NE via a varying path traversing multiple network segments; discovering, with the first NE, a set of segment-demarcation expect-to-echo nodes along the varying path; ascertaining, with the first NE, a request-to-echo configuration for each node in the set; emitting a sample size of requests-to-echo in a respective request-to-echo configuration for each node in the set at a sample rate; receiving results of the sample size of requests-to-echo to generate a packet-loss sample; and calculating a rate-of-loss for the packet-loss sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems
    Inventors: Douglas Dillon, Alex Pham, Daniel Miller
  • Patent number: 11025993
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for a 360-degree video streaming. A video streaming device may receive a 360-degree video stream from a network node. The video streaming device may determine a viewport associated with the video streaming device and/or the 360-degree video stream. The video streaming device may determine (e.g., based on the viewport} to request in advance a first segment and a second segment of the 360-degree video stream. The video streaming device may determine a relative priority order for the first segment and the second segment. The video streaming device may generate an anticipated requests message. The anticipated requests message may indicate the determined relative priority order, for example, by listing the first segment and the second segment in decreasing relative priority based on the determined relative priority order. The video streaming device may send the anticipated requests message to the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: VID SCALE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong He, Yan Ye
  • Patent number: 11019021
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described that enable users to interact and share content through a social network application and/or service with other users. A social networking system may receive status information (e.g., a heartbeat) associated with a first account, where the status information includes first location information and/or first activity information associated with the first account, and may determine a status signal based at least in part on a context associated with the first account and the status information. The social networking system may determine a status associated with the first account, where the status includes second location information and/or second activity information associated with the user device which is less specific than the first location information and first activity information. The social network system may send the status to a second account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon Zeng, Ryan Michael O'Rourke, Scott Hoyt, Matthew Reiss Baker, Shannon Ma, Nishad Agrawal, Jagdip Saund, Leon Yan, Lionel Laurent Reyero
  • Patent number: 11019409
    Abstract: A media distribution system and method wherein a media streaming network includes a media ingest network portion configured to provide low latency uploading of media fragments of a segmented live media stream using HTTP chunked transfer encoding. In one embodiment, one or more fragments of a segment are uploaded or otherwise ingested on a chunk-by-chunk basis before entire media data of the segment becomes available. An IP multicast distribution network portion coupled to the media ingest network portion is operative for distributing chunked media data to one or more IP multicast recipients using an IP multicast protocol. A client application is operative to download the media data in an HTTP CTE delivery session with a serving IP multicast recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Thorsten Lohmar, Michael John Slssingar
  • Patent number: 11010019
    Abstract: A camera thumbnail image acquisition unit acquires a first thumbnail image from a camera. A distribution server thumbnail image acquisition unit acquires a second thumbnail image from a distribution server. A thumbnail image selection unit selects one of the first thumbnail image and the second thumbnail image as a thumbnail image that should be displayed. A camera information acquisition unit acquires camera information including streaming execution information indicating whether the camera is streaming. The thumbnail image selection unit refers to the streaming execution information to select the second thumbnail image as the thumbnail image that should be displayed when the camera is streaming and to select the first thumbnail image as the thumbnail image that should be displayed when the camera is not streaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Takehara, Akinori Suyama, Tatsumi Naganuma, Satoru Hirose
  • Patent number: 10992798
    Abstract: Proximity of a user/device to a designated location or other user/device can be determined and used to trigger automatic reconfiguration of a telephone ring list associated with the user/device. Accordingly, there is no need for manual reconfiguration to accommodate changes in the user's location or schedule. Specific phone numbers may be added or removed from a user's ring list based on the user's location, and the ring list may be reconfigured as the user enters or leaves a location. The user's desired phones will automatically ring for incoming calls based on the ring list and/or an identification of the incoming call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Greenfield
  • Patent number: 10986057
    Abstract: A technique for message history display includes combining message histories for multiple different messaging services. A system constructed according to the technique may include, for example, a message history database; a history aggregation engine that aggregates message logs for storage in the message history database; and a history provisioning engine that provides an aggregated message log associated with the user from the message history database to a requesting device. A method according to the technique may include, for example, identifying a device in association with a user profile; providing an online platform that receives messages from and sends messages to the device; and creating an aggregated log from messages sent to and from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: eBuddy Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Paulo Taylor, Jan-Joost Rueb, Onno Bakker
  • Patent number: 10979465
    Abstract: A cloud-based communication system for monitoring a collaboration session. Based on the monitoring, the system identifies a collaboration event that indicates desirability of a break or that a digression from a session topic has or is occurring. When a collaboration event is identified, a prompt is communicated to the facilitator of the collaboration session. The collaboration event may be defined in a variety of ways such as participant fatigue, participant distraction, or the like. The system provides the facilitator with actions to be initiated by the system (automatically or in response to facilitator/user input) to respond to an identified communication event. The actions include initiating a break, acting to avoid or reduce session digressions, and creating a highlight reel of the collaboration session, including a number of unique features enabling more efficient retrieval and/or review of data. A distracted or fatigued participant can be directed to access the highlight reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Mitel Networks (International) Limited
    Inventors: Darren Mombourquette, Mona Abou-Sayed, Anders Fahrendorff, Logendra Naidoo
  • Patent number: 10980083
    Abstract: A smart mic may be combined with an LMR radio terminal for user communication. An outgoing user communication by either the LMR terminal or the smart mic causes a corresponding incoming communication received respectively at the smart mic or the LMR terminal to be suppressed in various ways. This prevents audio interference for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TAIT INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Anakin Hao, Tong-Wook Shinn, Bowei Yu, Aritra Das
  • Patent number: 10959661
    Abstract: System, method and media for quantifying bulbar function of a subject. At a high level, embodiments of the invention measure and quantify bulbar function of a test subject based on video data, audio data, or other sensor data of a subject performing a test of bulbar function, such as speech, swallowing, and orofacial movements. This sensor data is then analyzed to identify key events such as syllable enunciations. Based on one or more characteristics of these key events (such as, for example, their rate, count, assessed accuracy, or trends over time), the bulbar function of the subject can accurately, reliably, and objectively be quantified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Teresa Lever, Filiz Bunyak Ersoy, Mili Kuruvilla-Dugdale, Yunxin Zhao
  • Patent number: 10956831
    Abstract: In one embodiment, in accordance with the present invention, a method, computer program product, and system for performing actions based on captured interpersonal interactions during a meeting is provided. One or more computer processors capture the interpersonal interactions between people in a physical space during a period of time, using machine learning algorithms to detect the interpersonal interactions and a state of each person based on vision and audio sensors in the physical space. The one or more computer processors analyze and categorize the interactions and state of each person, and tag representations of each person with the respectively analyzed and categorized interactions and states of the respective person over the period of time. The one or more computer processors then take an action based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Jonathan H. Connell, II, Robert G. Farrell, Brian P. Gaucher, Jonathan Lenchner, David O. S. Melville, Valentina Salapura
  • Patent number: 10958458
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and a system include a processor(s) that monitors an event, as a proxy for an invitee, to assign or periodically update a value (the value shifts temporally during the event). The processor(s) monitors the event by analyzing sentiment and emotion in verbal content, generate a speech baseline for each attendee, i.e., tone neutral vocal communication patterns, determine an aggregate tone for the event, and generating and progressive update, during the monitoring, the value (the value represents deviations in tone from the aggregate tone in portions of the verbal content proximate to an occurrence of one or more keywords relevant to the invitee, based on the aggregate tone and the speech baseline for each of the one or more attendees). The processor(s) determine that the value has exceeded a threshold and trigger an action to facilitate connection of the invitee to the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Michael P. Shute, Gordan G. Greenlee, Siddhartha Sood
  • Patent number: 10951559
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide real-time communication between website operators and website visitors including monitoring, gathering, managing and sharing of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: LIVEHELPNOW, LLC.
    Inventor: Michael Kansky