Technique For Setting Up A Conference Call Patents (Class 370/261)
  • Patent number: 10719635
    Abstract: A computer implemented digital bridge that reduces the time and costs associated with designing and configuring hardware and/or logic for an application while also reducing the potential for errors during the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Heinrich Helmut Degen, Holger Schmidt, Nathan Clanney
  • Patent number: 10686873
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for making transitions between mesh and bridge topology seamless to the end user of the video session, without a significant gap between the audio and video experience of the video session when the transition occurs. In addition, a function provides a way for determining whether a trigger event for such a transition has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Deep Subhash Pai, Dragan Ignjatic
  • Patent number: 10679159
    Abstract: Providing a requisite level of service for an electronic meeting. An embodiment can include receiving a request to schedule a first electronic meeting in a time slot, identifying an electronic meeting system to host the first electronic meeting, identifying a second electronic meeting scheduled to be hosted by the electronic meeting system in the time slot, determining an estimate of resource usage within the electronic meeting system during the time slot at least based on the second electronic meeting being scheduled to be hosted by the electronic meeting system in the time slot, comparing the estimate of resource usage with a threshold value, responsive to determining that the estimate of resource usage exceeds the threshold value, providing the requisite level of service to the first electronic meeting in the time slot by reducing anticipated resource usage of the electronic meeting system by the second electronic meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Judith H. Bank, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10635684
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for shared folder backed integrated workspaces. In some implementations, a content management system can provide a graphical user interface (GUI) that integrates communications and content management into a single user interface. The user interface can include mechanisms that allow a user to provide input to generate a new workspace. The user interface can provide a mechanism to allow a user to view conversations related to the workspace and/or content items associated with the workspace. The user interface can present representations of content items associated with the workspace and allow the user to provide input to generate, view, edit, and share content items associated with the workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Beausoleil, Matteus Pan, Jean-Denis Greze, Anthony DeVincenzi, Maxwell Johnson, Jack Dubie, Colin Dunn
  • Patent number: 10594502
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the disclosure are directed to communication bridging among protocol-disparate chat rooms in a telecommunication system. According to a specific example, a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communication server is provided comprising a first user interface (UI) module configured and arranged to receive a request to form a communication bridge between a first chat room and a second chat room. The VoIP communication server further comprises a uniform resource locator (URL) generation module configured and arranged to facilitate formation of the communication bridge by generating a URL associated with the communication bridge, and identifying chat room protocols associated with the first and second chat rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrei Soroker, Peter Hizalev, Bryan R. Martin
  • Patent number: 10587752
    Abstract: A method to transcribe communications is provided. The method may include obtaining first communication data during a communication session between a first communication device and a second communication device and transmitting the first communication data to the second communication device by way of a mobile device that is locally coupled with the first communication device. The method may also include receiving, at the first communication device, second communication data from the second communication device through the mobile device and transmitting the second communication data to a remote transcription system. The method may further include receiving, at the first communication device, transcription data from the remote transcription system, the transcription data corresponding to a transcription of the second communication data, the transcription generated by the remote transcription system and presenting, by the first communication device, the transcription of the second communication data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sorenson IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Jasper Cheekeong Pan
  • Patent number: 10587427
    Abstract: Once a group communication such as a video conference has been initiated, embodiments of the present disclosure provide for equitably managing the conference so that each participant can be given a chance to speak or contribute. For example, and according to one embodiment, the participants can be placed into a rotating queue based upon the order in which they joined the conference. As the conference progresses, each participant can be allowed to speak, while the other participants are muted, for up to a predetermined amount of time. Once that time expires, or the speaker yields the remaining time, the next participant in the rotating queue can be allowed to speak for up to the same predetermined amount of time. This rotation can continue for up to a predetermined number of rotations, a predetermined amount of time for the conference, or until the participants otherwise end the conference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Talking Stick, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore Stoner, Benjamin Gauthier, Jacob Quattrocchi, Bryan Eaton
  • Patent number: 10554567
    Abstract: A route processing method, a device, and a system, where the method includes obtaining, by a first network device, a flow effective time parameter and a route related to the flow effective time parameter, processing, by the first network device in the specified time interval, service traffic corresponding to the route related to the flow effective time parameter, generating a route control message, where the route control message carries the flow effective time parameter and the route, and sending, by the first network device, the route control message to a second network device. Therefore, limited-time effective information is automatically disseminated, a limited-time effective requirement for a traffic control policy is met, configuration workload is reduced, and maintenance difficulty is lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiandeng Liang, Shunwan Zhuang, Jianjie You
  • Patent number: 10554696
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques in which one or more computing devices receive a signal from a first client computing device. The signal indicates that the first client computing device is available for participation in a communication session that enables communication between the first client computing device and one or more other client computing devices. The one or more computing devices determine a context for a topic of discussion associated with the communication session. The context is associated with a content item capable of being outputted by the first client computing device. Responsive to receiving the signal, the one or more computing devices initiate the communication session and send an invitation to at least one of the one or more other client computing devices to join the communication session. The invitation indicates the context of the communication session to at least one of the one or more other client computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ujjwal Singh, Brian Laird, Christopher Paul David Johnson, Robert David Cleveland
  • Patent number: 10521601
    Abstract: A system for determining information about a resource. The system includes a profiler to generate a targeted subset of users for at least one selected resource according to at least one of: a pre-defined goal and usage statistics of the resource with respect to the goal; an addresser to request from the subset of users information regarding the goal and a collector to collect and analyze the information and to update attributes of the resource according to the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Sailpoint Technologies, Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Roy Peretz, Maor Goldberg, Eran Leib, Shlomi Wexler, Itay Maichel, Aviad Chen
  • Patent number: 10499278
    Abstract: Improved methods, systems, devices, or apparatuses support header compression for reduced bandwidth wireless devices prior to an initial transmission that includes a real-time data payload. A data flow containing real-time multimedia data may be initiated between a UE and a base station. In order to enhance the likelihood of meeting data flow timing constraints, compression context may be established prior to a first transmission of a packet with a real-time data payload. The one or more initial transmissions may include a small payload, that is smaller than typical real-time data payloads, may be used to establish compression context for the data flow. When a packet with a real-time payload is to be transmitted, the transmission may use header compression and be transmitted in less time than a transmission without header compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kirankumar Bhoja Anchan, Srinivasan Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10484544
    Abstract: A method and a system for adjusting a volume of a conference call are provided. The system includes at least one sub-device and a host. The host respectively connects the at least one sub-device and detects a number of the connected sub-devices. The host adjusts a volume of an original voice signal received from an external device according to the number of the connected sub-devices to generate an adjusted voice signal adapted to each sub-device and provides the same to each sub-device to play. The host also adjusts volumes of the original voice signals received by the host and each sub-device, integrates the adjusted original voice signals into an integrated voice signal adapted to the external device, and provides the same to the external device to play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yi-Chang Wu, Po-Yueh Lan, Ming-Che Weng, Chang-Yuan Wu, Chih-Yuan Lin
  • Patent number: 10477282
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for video surveillance with a single channel of video and multiple channels of audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hang Zhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kui Li, Ruiqing Cai, Jie Chen, Zailong Ling, Xiangqing Jin
  • Patent number: 10448154
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for controlling the volume of microphones in an online meeting. The computer may receive a plurality of voice data from a plurality of user microphones. One or more users in a same room may be identified using the plurality of received voice data and a voice picker, wherein the one or more users in the same room have a same watermark in a set of voice data. A main voice of a user may be recognized from the one or more users in the same room using the voice picker. A microphone volume may be adjusted for each of the one or more users in the same room, wherein the microphone volume of the main voice of the user is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sheng Hui Zhan, Chuan Yang Wang, Yan Hu, Jian Long Pan
  • Patent number: 10432930
    Abstract: In some aspects, methods and systems described herein provide for preparing component videos for combining into a bitstream. An example system may receive a source video. The system may also receive data representing a compression format. The system may encode a reference frame as an intra-coded picture that is sub-divided into intra-coded units. The system may encode the sequence of source frames as a sequence of predictive-coded pictures conforming to the compression format. The sequence may be divided into groups of pictures that include a first predictive-coded picture followed by one or more second predictive-coded pictures. The first predictive-coded picture may be sub-divided into intra-coded units that represent respective portions of a source frame by describing the pixels of the portion so as to simulate intra-coded pictures. The system may concatenate the sequence of predictive-coded pictures after the intra-coded picture so as to produce a bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Benedict Lewis, Richard Zarek Cohen
  • Patent number: 10411954
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. There can be provided for example: obtaining user defined connectivity pattern information; and establishing commands for provisioning one or more network device for implementation of a network connection based on the user defined connectivity pattern information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Milly Chen, Dan Lu, Chun Feng Wu, Nan Zhang, Xiao Yang Zhu
  • Patent number: 10382903
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting a first communication device including an application based on contemporaneous access of a first service and second service functions, wherein the application communicates via first and second user data traffic flows associated with the first and second service functions. A first logical network slice of a communication network is identified and an association is facilitated of the first user data traffic flow with the first logical network slice, wherein the first user data traffic flow is conveyed by the first logical network slice. A second logical network slice of the communication network is identified and an association is facilitated of the second user data traffic flow with the second logical network slice, wherein the first and second user data traffic flows are conveyed contemporaneously by the first and second logical network slices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 10362055
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for provision of a brute force attack protection service to a middleware service, for example in the context of a distributed computing system receiving requests for connection from remote client devices. The brute force attack protection service may avoid relying upon presenting a Turing challenge at client devices for identifying and handling malicious requests for access or resources at the middleware service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Blue Jeans Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Navneet Kumar, Vikas Chourasiya
  • Patent number: 10349008
    Abstract: Disclosed are a tool installed on a mobile terminal and an intelligent real-time audio-video integration server. The tool installed on the mobile terminal comprises: a transmitter unit configured to respond to a first trigger and to transmit a request for a video integrating real-time videos captured by multiple communication terminals; and, a receiver unit configured to receive the video integrating the real-time videos captured by the multiple communication terminals. The transmitter unit transmits, on the basis of a first communication terminal set in the multiple communication terminals and corresponding to a video displayed on a monitor of a mobile terminal, a request for an audio integrating real-time audios captured by the communication terminals in the first communication terminal set; the receiver unit receives the audio integrating the real-time audios captured by the communication terminals in the first communication terminal set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: AINEMO INC.
    Inventor: Chenfeng Song
  • Patent number: 10348627
    Abstract: A method of estimating processor load at a device for transmitting a media stream, the device comprising an encoder and a processor capable of executing instructions for the encoder, the method comprising: encoding a first media frame and a second media frame at the encoder; determining a first time period between a first timestamp associated with the first media frame and a second timestamp associated with the second media frame; determining a second time period between a first completion time representing completion of the encoding of the first media frame and a second completion time representing completion of the encoding of the second media frame; and forming a measure of processor load in dependence on a difference between the first and second time periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Venu Annamraju, Kiran Kumar Ravuri, Mallikarjuna Kamarthi
  • Patent number: 10313426
    Abstract: A method of managing a control right in a 1:n network topology is provided. The master device includes a display unit configured to display a first screen, a control unit configured to receive a request for at least one right for controlling the master device and/or a mirroring service from at least one of a plurality of client devices mirroring the first screen, and to grant the requested right to the at least one of the plurality of client devices in response to the request, and a communication unit configured to receive the request and to transmit the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong-in Kim, Ji-hwan Seo, Jin-wook Lee
  • Patent number: 10250753
    Abstract: A communication system has a network-connected server comprising a processor and a coupled data repository and software executing on the processor from a non-transitory medium. The software provides a first function establishing a communication session between an initiator and an agent of an enterprise hosting the system, a second function gathering information about persons other than the initiator and the agent as potential conference participants, a third function generating and sending invitations to a conference to include the initiator and the agent to individual ones of the potential conference participants, and a fourth function connecting those accepting invitations to the conference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Herbert Willi Artur Ristock, Vyacheslav Zhakov, Yevgeniy Petrovykh
  • Patent number: 10230805
    Abstract: One or more communications between two or more users are monitored. An activity by a first user is determined. The activity is related to one of the communications. A degree of awareness of the first user is determined. The degree of awareness is based on the determined activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Craig M. Trim
  • Patent number: 10218748
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments of systems and methods that may be utilized in a variety of videoconferencing applications. According to various embodiments, techniques may be utilized to dynamically allocate and adjust bandwidth utilization during a videoconferencing session. A data network may allow for the transmission of data between two or more endpoints. The data exchanged between the endpoints may include video data, audio data, control data, and status data. Control data may be utilized in various embodiments to operate a robotic videoconferencing endpoint. Accordingly, various components of a data network connecting videoconferencing endpoints may transmit data wirelessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Marco Pinter, Justin Chan
  • Patent number: 10200423
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided in which a server receives from a user device a request to join an online meeting, the request including a meeting identifier for the online meeting. It is determined whether a meeting exists with a meeting identifier that matches the meeting identifier contained in the request. If a match is determined, a message is sent to the user device, the message indicating one or more join methods that the user device can use to join the online meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Magnus Aaen Holst, Nicolai Grødum
  • Patent number: 10182104
    Abstract: A provider network that implements different resources for a client may provide automatic propagation of resource attributes to the different resources according to propagation criteria. Propagation criteria may be received that indicates a logical structure for multiple resources of a provider network. These resources may or may not be currently deployed. In response to a request to initiate propagation of resource attributes to the multiple resources, the multiple resources may be identified according to a logical structure identified as part of the propagation criteria and the resource attributes applied to the identified resources. Upon completion of propagation, a notification of completion may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Cicero Canton
  • Patent number: 10162896
    Abstract: A system and associated methods for generating a temporal event stream for a user is disclosed. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the system to: receive a signal stream from a user device, determine one or more events from the signal stream, generate a first event stream based on the one or more events, generate one or more queries based on the signal stream, retrieve new events by applying the one or more queries against data stored by an event server and update the first event stream with the new events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: George Cody Sumter, Alan Lee Gardner, III, Nadav Aharony
  • Patent number: 10142437
    Abstract: Multiple session initiation protocol (SIP) devices connected to a server via a network may attempt to initiate a process (such as SIP registration) at approximately the same time as each other, by sending SIP messages (e.g. “REGISTER” messages) towards the server substantially simultaneously. Depending on the number of devices and the resources of the server, the server may not be able to process all of the messages without crashing. An interposed network element, such as a session border controller (SBC), may prevent some of the messages from reaching the server, to stop the server from crashing. However, some messages may be of higher priority than others. The invention provides a way of differentiating between messages to assist in prioritising messages with higher priority over others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Metaswitch Networks Limited
    Inventor: Steven Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10123206
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique can include joining, by a computing device having one or more processors, a conference session hosted by a server via a wireless computing network. In response to joining the conference session, the computing device can receive, from the server via the wireless computing network, a dial-in telephone number for reconnecting to the conference session. The computing device can detect a trigger condition indicative of a need to reconnect to the conference session via a cellular telephone network. In response to detecting the trigger condition, the computing device can initiate a telephone call to the dial-in telephone number via the cellular telephone network. In response to the server obtaining authentication of a caller identification of the computing device, the computing device can rejoin the conference session via the cellular telephone network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jan Tomas Lundqvist, Jonas Erik Lindberg, Sailesh Nepal
  • Patent number: 10110644
    Abstract: Aspects relate to methods and apparatus for dedicated bearer (DB) establishment handling during call setup for long term evolution. According to aspects, a method is provided herein for wireless communications that may be performed, for example, by a user equipment (UE). The method generally includes establishing a connection with a first access point (AP) to perform a call set up procedure for a call; receiving from the first AP a message associated with handover to a second AP; delaying giving up the call setup procedure for a duration if the message includes or is associated with an indication to release a dedicated bearer; and allowing establishment of a DB with the second AP during the duration. Consequently, the DB can be established with the second AP, without the UE giving up the call setup, and the call can be performed, thus improving user experience. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ming Yang, Hui Zhao, Srinivasan Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10097363
    Abstract: A conference system including a first communication apparatus, a second communication apparatus, and an information processing apparatus is provided. The information processing apparatus includes a memory storing a program and a processor configured to execute the program to implement a process of managing a conference area of a conference. When the processor receives a participation notification to participate in the conference from an information terminal via the first communication apparatus having a first communication range that covers the conference area of the conference and receives a notification from the second communication apparatus that the information terminal is located within a second communication range of the second communication apparatus, the processor implements a process of extending the conference area of the conference to include an extended area covered by the second communication range of the second communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Endoh
  • Patent number: 10069722
    Abstract: Technical solutions for optimization of network resources are described. One general aspect includes a method, including measuring, by a controller, an attribute of network route being used to communicate a network flow between a first apparatus and a second apparatus. The method also includes comparing, by the controller, a predetermined threshold and the attribute. The method also includes in response to the attribute being non-compliant with the predetermined threshold, selecting, by the controller, an alternative network route to communicate the network flow between the first apparatus and the second apparatus. The method also includes routing, by the controller, the network flow to be communicated via the alternative route between the first apparatus and the second apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles S. Lingafelt, James W. Murray, James T. Swantek, James S. Worley
  • Patent number: 10063708
    Abstract: A method for establishing a connection to a sequence-accessible call includes gathering connection data for establishing the connection to the sequence-accessible call including a phone number dialed to access the sequence-accessible call. The method may also include storing the connection data in a database, determining a presence of a proximity link, and transmitting the connection data to an information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Abu Shaher Sanaullah, Claude Lano Cox, Charles D. Robison, Philip M. Seibert, Jason A. Shepherd
  • Patent number: 10033865
    Abstract: A method to transcribe communications is provided. The method may include obtaining first communication data during a communication session between a first communication device and a second communication device and transmitting the first communication data to the second communication device by way of a mobile device that is locally coupled with the first communication device. The method may also include receiving, at the first communication device, second communication data from the second communication device through the mobile device and transmitting the second communication data to a remote transcription system. The method may further include receiving, at the first communication device, transcription data from the remote transcription system, the transcription data corresponding to a transcription of the second communication data, the transcription generated by the remote transcription system and presenting, by the first communication device, the transcription of the second communication data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sorenson IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Jasper Cheekeong Pan
  • Patent number: 10009392
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring the system health and/or integration of networks of a collaboration conferencing system of a telecommunications network is provided. In particular, a monitor system is provided that is associated with a telecommunications network to automate connection to a collaboration conferencing bridge that utilizes a plurality of collaboration conferencing systems. Through the automation of connecting to the conferencing bridge that is hosting the collaboration conference, the system may determine if one or more of the systems of the collaboration are underperforming when compared to performance standards for the systems. The connectivity or health information of the conferencing system may thus be measured and provided to a system administrator to identify the issues within the collaboration system to remedy to the detected issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Raja Bhattacharjee, Kenneth W. Dudley, Richard J. Das
  • Patent number: 10003932
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a communication support apparatus supports communication among users. The apparatus includes a message receiver to receive a message from a user terminal; a participation request transmission controller to control such that, when the received message is a participation request message, the participation request message is transmitted to a user terminal to which the participation request message is to be transmitted; a response receiver to receive a response to the participation request message from the user terminal to which the participation request message has been transmitted; a group generator to generate a conversation group including as members the user terminal that has responded to the participation request message and the user terminal serving as a transmission source; and a conversation controller to control delivery of messages in the conversation mode such that a message received from a member of the conversation group is transmitted to another member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shoko Miyamori, Kouji Ueno, Tetsuro Chino
  • Patent number: 10002611
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and techniques may provide asynchronous audio messaging. Asynchronous audio messaging may enable a user to quickly and easily create and transmit a message to a recipient. The user may simply record a message for a recipient. The message may include an indication of the recipient of the message, an action (e.g., to send a message, etc.) and/or other types of information. A messaging module may modify the message to create a modified version of the message and then generate an additional version of the modified message in a different media type. The modified message and the addition version of the modified message may be transmitted to the recipient. In some embodiments, the messaging module may transmit other information such as location information, an expiration, or other information derived from the message to enhance the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcello Typrin
  • Patent number: 9992239
    Abstract: A method for assigning to a terminal device (UE) a service server (SS) carried out by an IS, by any of the SSs, and by the UDB in a cooperative/corresponding manner. A “first reallocation (IS/SS/UDB) procedure” and a “second reallocation (IS/SS/UDB) procedure” are correspondingly performed within the IS, the SS and the UDB. The first reallocation procedure allows, via IS/SS/UDB processing and interactions, storing by the UDB, in relationship with at least one of the user identifiers of a UE, a mark indicating that the UE has been assigned to a replacement SS to substitute another SS that has failed. The second reallocation procedure allows, also via IS/SS/UDB processing and interactions, utilization of the mark to trigger a new SS reallocation of the UE to a SS when the UE sends a subsequent registration message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Emiliano Merino Vazquez, Francisca Bejarano Garcia, Ingo Berk
  • Patent number: 9986476
    Abstract: A method, operable at a network node of a wireless network, schedules radio resource usage for a mobile device to transmit on a device-to-device connection. The method includes receiving, from the mobile device, an indication of a requirement for transmission resources, comprising at least an indication that the resources are required with a periodicity, transmitting, to the mobile device, an assignment of a first scheduling configuration for the device-to-device connection, comprising at least an indication of periodically recurring radio resources to be used for a plurality of instances of a message transmission on the device-to-device connection, transmitting, to the mobile device, an indication to begin use of the periodically recurring radio resources, and handing over responsibility for providing radio resources for the device-to-device connection from the network node to a target network node such that the availability of radio resources with the periodicity is substantially maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Tenny, Guowei Ouyang, Mazin Al-Shalash, Zhenzhen Cao
  • Patent number: 9973402
    Abstract: Provided are a transmission device, a receiving device, and a relay device, whereby it is possible to achieve low latency voice communication, and to prevent deterioration in voice data. The transmission device comprises: a data distribution means (1) for distributing segmented data to one or a plurality of TCP connections; a network state monitoring means (2) for monitoring a state of a communications network; and a transmission method determination means (3) for changing a data segmenting method and a method of transmitting the segmented data according to the state of the communication network which is a result of the monitoring of the network state monitoring means (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kozo Satoda
  • Patent number: 9967299
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product having instructions stored thereon for automatically data streaming a multiparty conference session comprises receiving an Internet-based interface at a session moderator, said Internet-based interface configured for said session moderator to enter a request for data streaming a multiparty conference session, automatically establishing a data stream of said conferencing session, without any human intervention, wherein establishing said automated data stream includes: recording the multiparty conference session, and data streaming the multiparty conference session to listen-only participants thereby enabling listen-only participants to connect to the multiparty conference session without using additional conference ports and/or conference resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Berberian, Todd Vernon
  • Patent number: 9967215
    Abstract: Technologies and implementations for providing real-time targeted messages are generally disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Nikhil Chhaochharia, George Paulose Koomullil
  • Patent number: 9967748
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a token at a first device via a second device. The token is received by the second device from a computing system responsive to a request for access to a first wireless network secured with a network encryption key. The request is sent from the second device via a second wireless network. The computing system generates and sends the token to the second device and to a registration device in response to a determination that a user account associated with the second device permits access to the first wireless network. The method includes sending, from the first device to the registration device via the first wireless network, a hash value based on the token. Responsive to the hash value matching a second hash value generated by the registration device, the method includes receiving configuration data to enable the first device to access the first wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh
  • Patent number: 9967148
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes systems, methods, and computer readable media for selective Diameter topology hiding. The system includes a Diameter agent including a network interface configured to receive, from a first Diameter node in a first service provider network, a first Diameter signaling message including Diameter topology information and a Diameter topology hiding module (THM). In some aspects, the THM is configured to determine a trust relationship between the first service provider network and a second service provider network to which the first Diameter signaling message is addressed, in response to determining that the trust relationship requires at least some level of topology hiding, determine a topology hiding type based on the first Diameter signaling message, and modify, based on the topology hiding type, the Diameter topology information included in the first Diameter signaling message to hide at least some of the Diameter topology information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pankaj Goyal, Jonathan James Palmer, Donald Eugene Wallace, Steven Robert Donovan, Rajat Budhiraja
  • Patent number: 9955159
    Abstract: In some aspects, methods and systems described herein provide for preparing component videos for combining into a bitstream. An example system may receive a source video. The system may also receive data representing a compression format. The system may encode a reference frame as an intra-coded picture that is sub-divided into intra-coded units. The system may encode the sequence of source frames as a sequence of predictive-coded pictures conforming to the compression format. The sequence may be divided into groups of pictures that include a first predictive-coded picture followed by one or more second predictive-coded pictures. The first predictive-coded picture may be sub-divided into intra-coded units that represent respective portions of a source frame by describing the pixels of the portion so as to simulate intra-coded pictures. The system may concatenate the sequence of predictive-coded pictures after the intra-coded picture so as to produce a bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Benedict Lewis, Richard Zarek Cohen
  • Patent number: 9946842
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for establishing a communication channel between a computer device associated with a hearing-care professional and various devices associated with a communication service provider for providing services to hearing-impaired users. The computer device associated with the hearing-care professional may be configured to generate at least one of a professional certification form and audiogram data through its associated software tools to the various devices associated with the communication service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sorenson IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Stringham, Cameron Tingey, James Rollins, Merle L. Walker, Shane Roylance, Michael Sorokine, Kenneth Boehme
  • Patent number: 9934491
    Abstract: A network-connected server for meeting initiation has software executing on the server from a non-transitory physical medium, the software providing a function allowing a user to schedule a meeting and to configure availability conditions, a function for informing scheduled participants of the scheduled meeting, a function for receiving indications of availability for the scheduled meeting from communication appliances associated with scheduled participants, and a function for connecting the communication appliances to communicate when the configured availability conditions are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Vladimir Mezhibovsky, Nikolay Korolev, Herbert Willi Artur Ristock
  • Patent number: 9910628
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a central processing unit (CPU) and a storage device. By executing a session continuity determination program, the CPU functions as: an Ack reception determining portion that determines whether an Ack, as a response to dummy data transmitted to a transmission side electronic device, has been received from the transmission side electronic device; a data reception determining portion that determines, when the Ack reception determining portion determines that the Ack has not been received, whether a particular data has been received from the transmission side electronic device within a particular time; and a non-continuity case processing portion that performs, when the data reception determining portion determines that the particular data has not been received within the particular time, a process for a case where a session with the transmission side electronic device is not being continued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kotaro Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9898718
    Abstract: Providing a requisite level of service for an electronic meeting. An embodiment can include receiving a request to schedule a first electronic meeting in a time slot, identifying an electronic meeting system to host the first electronic meeting, identifying a second electronic meeting scheduled to be hosted by the electronic meeting system in the time slot, determining an estimate of resource usage within the electronic meeting system during the time slot at least based on the second electronic meeting being scheduled to be hosted by the electronic meeting system in the time slot, comparing the estimate of resource usage with a threshold value, responsive to determining that the estimate of resource usage exceeds the threshold value, providing the requisite level of service to the first electronic meeting in the time slot by reducing anticipated resource usage of the electronic meeting system by the second electronic meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Judith H. Bank, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9894059
    Abstract: A method of associating a first device with a second device is disclosed. The first device through a connected speaker broadcasts a request for association using an audio signal. The broadcasted audio signal is received by the second device through its microphone. The first and second devices then cooperatively verifies a security code and upon a successful verification of the security code, the first and the second devices are enabled to communicate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Skype
    Inventor: Matthew Kaufman