Conferencing Patents (Class 379/202.01)
  • Patent number: 11962722
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems and methods for a collaboration conferencing system to track a total number of concurrently utilized ports across any number of conferencing bridges of the network for a particular customer and one or more billing actions may occur based on this tracking. This may result in an alternate billing option for the customer's use of the system. Further, a telecommunications network administrator may provide access to the collaboration conferencing system based on a total number of concurrently utilized ports rather than on a per conference or per minute basis. With the information of the number of purchased ports by the customer, the administrator may more accurately predict an available capacity for the collaboration conferencing system needed to support all of the users of the system and the potential collaboration conferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Broadworth, Robert F. Nance, Gregory T. Ellison
  • Patent number: 11956388
    Abstract: A process of evaluating the expertise of participants during a group call. In operation, an electronic computing device analyzes speech content of participants on a group call to determine a call context associated with the group call. The electronic computing device then assigns an expected expertise score for the participant by correlating the call context with a participant profile and further determines a demonstrated expertise score for the participant as a function of the expected expertise score and a call participation score indicating a duration of time that the participant has spoken during the group call. When the electronic computing device detects that a decision is being made with respect to the call context, the electronic computing device provides a visual or audio output on a corresponding visual or audio output device indicating the demonstrated expertise score of at least one of the participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Grzegorz Gustof, Stefan Koprowski
  • Patent number: 11943267
    Abstract: A request to connect a primary device of a conference participant to a conference is received. A request to connect a secondary device of the conference participant to the conference is received. Content is received from the secondary device for display in a companion tile associated with the primary device. The content is displayed in the companion tile. The content can include a video stream obtained using a camera of the secondary device. The content can include screen content of the secondary device. The content includes a first image and a second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Lara Marie Nelson, Brandon Kevin Roper
  • Patent number: 11924581
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for generating a teleconference space for two or more initial communication devices using a computer coupled with a database and including a processor and memory. The computer generates a teleconference space and transmits requests to join the teleconference space to the two or more initial communication devices. The computer stores in memory identification information, and audiovisual data associated with one or more users, for each of the two or more initial communication devices. The computer transmits audiovisual teleconference data to each of the two or more initial communication devices. The computer transmits a request to join the teleconference space to a third communication device, stores identification information and audiovisual data from the third communication device, and transmits audiovisual teleconference data that includes audiovisual data from the third communication device to each of the three or more communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Nextiva, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomas Gorny, Jean-Baptiste Martinoli, Tracy Conrad, Lukas Gorny
  • Patent number: 11922233
    Abstract: An information creating device includes processing circuitry configured to identify, for a plurality of applications, one or more files that are accessed due to activation or operation of an application of the plurality of applications during the activation or the operation of the application, identify, for the plurality of applications, one or more other applications that transmit and receive data to and from the application, and store, in a memory, associated file information that indicates, for the plurality of applications, the one or more files accessed during the activation or the operation of the application as associated files of the application, and associated application information that indicates, for the plurality of applications, the one or more other applications that transmit and receive data to and from the application as associated application of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumi Kinoshita, Takeshi Nakatsuru
  • Patent number: 11924118
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for managing network resources of a communication network. The method includes determining a number of expected users to be physically present at a planned event. The expected users are associated with a network operator. The method also includes adapting an amount of available network resources for the network operator in conjunction with the planned event based on the number of expected users. Also disclosed herein is a computer program product, an apparatus and a control node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Amit Kalra, Gaurav Bhatnagar, Aditya Kumar Sinha
  • Patent number: 11916686
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for audio group identification for conferencing. For example, methods may include joining a conference call using a network interface; accessing an audio signal that has been captured using a microphone; detecting a control signal in the audio signal; and, responsive to detection of the control signal, invoking modification of an audio path of the conference call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Raul Alejandro Casas, Marcin Ciolek, Samer Hijazi, Dror Maydan, Hua Mu, Erik Panu, Christopher Rowen
  • Patent number: 11917363
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microphone module structure for an artificial intelligence smart device. According to the present invention, internally/externally generated noises, vibrations, impacts, or sounds output from a speaker are prevented from being transmitted to a microphone, whereby the voice recognition rate of an AI speaker, an AI soundbar, or various voice recognition devices can be significantly improved, and thus various smart devices can be effectively controlled via voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Yon Mook Park
  • Patent number: 11888636
    Abstract: A system provides a notification associated with joining a communication session based on trigger events that occur at a time other than a scheduled start time for the communication session. For example, the notification informs a user who organizes the communication session of a predefined join event that occurs when another user joins the communication session. The predefined join event may occur at a time that is different than a scheduled start time (e.g., before the scheduled start time). Moreover, the notification can include an embedded control that, when activated by the organizing user, causes a device of the organizing user to transmit a join request to join the device to the communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Dominic Roedel, Ewin Davis Kannuthottiyil, Philipp Steinacher, Eric R. Sexauer
  • Patent number: 11888632
    Abstract: One example method for controlling online meeting attendance includes obtaining meeting information associated with a meeting, the meeting information comprising a meeting identifier; receiving, by a video conferencing system from a client device, a request to join the meeting, the request comprising the meeting identifier; receiving a user identifier corresponding to a user; accessing a set of guest identifiers corresponding to a plurality of meeting guests invited to the meeting; determining that the user is a meeting guest of the plurality of meeting guests based on the user identifier and a correspondence to a guest identifier of the set of guest identifier, wherein the user identifier is not in the set of guest identifiers; and responsive to determining that the user is a meeting guest of the plurality of meeting guests, connecting the client device to the meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Michael Rolin, Brendan James Ittelson
  • Patent number: 11876846
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for receiving user meeting control for network conferences. In an embodiment, a method for receiving user meeting controls includes transmitting a request to participate in a network conference. The request includes an identifier. The method also includes receiving meeting controls for use during the network conference. The meeting controls are determined from a policy database based on the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: James David Martin, Brendan James Ittelson
  • Patent number: 11870939
    Abstract: A method for audio quality improvement related to a participant of a virtual three dimensional (3D) video conference, the method may include: determining participant generated audio, by a machine learning process and based on image analysis of a video of the participant obtained during the virtual 3D video conference; and generating participant related audio information based at least on the participant generated audio; wherein the participant related audio information, once provided to a computerized system of another participant, causes the computerized system of the other participant to generate participant related audio of higher quality than participant audio when the participant audio is included in sensed audio that is sensed by an audio sensor that is associated with the participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: TRUE MEETING INC.
    Inventors: Yuval Gronau, Ran Oz
  • Patent number: 11863594
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an electronic device may comprise: a memory, at least one antenna module comprising at least one antenna, and at least one communication processor. The at least one communication processor may be configured to: control the electronic device to perform a call by voice communication connection through a second communication network, in response to receiving a first call request, based on identifying that the call is disconnected, identify information related to a call disconnected cause, based on identifying that the identified information related to the call disconnected cause corresponds to a designated condition, start a timer for deferring connection to a first communication network, and in response to receiving a second call request before the timer expires, control the electronic device to perform a voice communication connection through the second communication network currently connected the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyunghoon Lee, Namkyeom Kim, Seonmi Kim, Moongyo Bae, Soomin Lee
  • Patent number: 11863333
    Abstract: A conference system obtains information associated with a conference that is in progress. The conference system transmits a graphical output associated with the conference to a client device for display. Prior to the client device joining the conference, the conference system receives a message to initiate a communication with a participant device that is present in the conference. The conference system grants the client device access to an in-conference communication application associated with the conference in progress to communicate with the participant device without the client device having to join the conference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Nick Swerdlow
  • Patent number: 11856076
    Abstract: A media device and methods that identify playback states reachable from a current content playback state and identify a reachable state that is likely to occur, are disclosed. A memory associated with the media device may receive frames that enable a smooth transition between the playback state and the reachable state. The media device may receive frames that correspond to points in the content that are separated by an amount of time that is proportional to the playback rate of the likely state. The frames may be frames corresponding to an image that may be played back at the playback rate of the likely state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: TiVo Corporation
    Inventors: Ross Gilson, Derik Yarnell
  • Patent number: 11847377
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include methods, apparatuses, and non-transitory computer-readable storage mediums for processing media streams. An apparatus includes processing circuitry that sends a message to a media aware network element that is configured to process a plurality of audio streams of a conference call. The message indicates that the plurality of audio streams is to be down mixed by the media aware network element. The processing circuitry receives the down mixed plurality of audio streams from the media aware network element and decodes the down mixed plurality of audio streams to receive the conference call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: TENCENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Rohit Abhishek, Iraj Sodagar
  • Patent number: 11847250
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed for a computing system that allows users to control the disclosure of their identities during communication sessions. Users can control the disclosure of their identities with respect to certain types of shared content. In one mode of operation, a user can share content anonymously. In another mode of operation, identity may be revealed when certain conditions are met or revealed to only certain other users. For example, the identity of a user who shared a comment anonymously may be revealed if multiple other users agree with that comment. In another mode of operation, the user's identity is revealed to all other users such as in a live video stream. The computing system can control display of users' identities based on user instructions or based on triggering conditions. A user interface (UI) can show content items that identify a user together with content items that are shared anonymously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Hannah Rebecca Lewbel, Isabel Sophie Sharp, Adam Michael Gleisner, Lindsey Conway, Clea Allington, Minu George, Samantha Robbie Courts, Margaret Arlene Grounds, Scott H. W. Snyder, Nassr Albahadly
  • Patent number: 11842751
    Abstract: A call method is provided. The method includes: obtaining at least three paths of voice data transmitted by at least three first terminals, the voice data carrying indication information; selecting at least two paths of target voice data from the at least three paths of voice data according to the indication information of the at least three paths of voice data as obtained; and transmitting the at least two paths of target voice data to a second terminal, the second terminal being configured to decode the at least two paths of target voice data, mix decoded at least two paths of target voice data, and play mixed voice data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yi Gao
  • Patent number: 11831395
    Abstract: A network device for providing configurable reference frequencies in a satellite communication system is disclosed. The network device may be any of a satellite modem, satellite transceiver, or satellite router. The network device may receive information pertaining to a type of an Outdoor Unit (ODU), determine the type of ODU based on the received information, and provide a plurality of configurable reference frequencies based on the type of the Outdoor Unit (ODU) such that the plurality of configurable reference frequencies may be used with different combinations of low noise block converters (LNBs) and block-up converters (BUCs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Yong Kang Yuan, Kevin Wong Tat, Emanuel Harrington
  • Patent number: 11825238
    Abstract: A videoconference system for two-way transmission of video and audio signals using streaming technology between at least three endpoints (EP1-EP3), each having a transmission device and/or a reception device (SE) for audio streams and/or for video streams, includes a first endpoint (EP1) having at least one transmission device (SE) for audio streams/video streams, a second endpoint (EP2) having a reception device for audio streams, and a third endpoint (EP3) having a transmission device for audio streams and a reception device for audio streams. EP1 is connected to EP2 and EP3, in order to transmit a first audio stream (AS1) to EP2 and to EP3 by the transmission device and also transmit a first video stream. EP3 receives the first audio stream (AS1) from EP1 and a request signal (AF) from EP2 and uses this as a basis for producing the second audio stream (AS2) and transmitting it to EP2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Alfaview Video Conferencing Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Nikolaos Fostiropoulos
  • Patent number: 11824905
    Abstract: A customer relationship management (CRM) platform may use data objects to store data associated with a virtual meeting. The CRM platform may store information about a virtual meeting in a meeting object, and store information about meeting participants in participant objects linked to the meeting object. The CRM platform may also store meeting information, returned from a separate virtual meeting platform that will host the virtual meeting, in the meeting object and the participant objects. Accordingly, the CRM platform can use the meeting object and participant objects to display meeting information in a user interface, allow users to edit meeting details via the CRM platform, and/or allow users to join the virtual meeting via the CRM platform without separately logging in to the virtual meeting platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Angela Opoku-Agyemang, Christine Johnson, Kristina Seymour, Chad A Greer, Amit Gupta, Sujitha Thekkin Kattil Sankaran
  • Patent number: 11824647
    Abstract: The techniques disclosed herein improve existing systems by monitoring data indicative of the communication session and identifying a predefined trigger indicative of a desired engagement level of a user with respect to the communication session. A promotion action is determined that corresponds to the predefined trigger. In response to confirmation of the promotion action, the user is promoted on the user interface in accordance with the promotion action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Dominic Roedel, Marina Brebric, Ana Chetrari
  • Patent number: 11816679
    Abstract: Disclosed is a real-time communication method between two persons, one referred to as client located in a client space and the other referred to as advisor located in an advisor space, the method making available to the advisor, the images and the sound of the client requesting advice, instructions and indications regarding design, production, use, utilization, repair, maintenance, consultation, localization, destruction, disposal, localization and elimination and guidance for one or more products located in or moving through a real physical space referred to as product space, and making available to the client the images and the sound of the advisor interacting with the images of the client space and/or the product space. Also disclosed is a device for implementing the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignees: PRODOSE
    Inventor: Morou Boukari
  • Patent number: 11817113
    Abstract: To filter unwanted sounds from a conference call, a voice profile of a first user is generated based on a first voice signal captured by a media device during a first conference call. The voice profile may be generated by identifying a base frequency of the first voice signal and determining a plurality of voice characteristics, such as pitch, intonation, accent, loudness, and speech rate. These data may be stored in association with the first user. During a second conference call, a second voice signal captured by the media device is analyzed to determine, based on the voice profile of the first user, whether the second voice signal includes the voice of a second user. If so, the second voice signal is prevented from being transmitted into the conference call. A voice profile of the second user may be generated from the second voice signal for future use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajendran Pichaimurthy, Madhusudhan Seetharam
  • Patent number: 11818295
    Abstract: Call routing and management for customer service includes responding to the receipt of a telephone call in a voice gateway by generating a context artifact characterizing at least one aspect of the call and appending a call identifier to the artifact such that the artifact is then transmitted to a CSR management computing system along with a request to assign the call to a particular CSR agent. The call is then parked in a call queue until receiving, from the CSR management computing system, an assigned agent and a network endpoint address to the assigned agent. Finally, a two-way audio link is established between the voice gateway and the network endpoint address. Consequently, the call is removed from the call queue, and audio is bridged between the two-way audio link and the telephone call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: 3CLOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Navya Pandiri, Denis A. Seynhaeve
  • Patent number: 11812105
    Abstract: A system and method for rapidly and scalably tracking attentiveness. The system includes means for collecting relevant data streams from a plurality of client devices while consumers view content, means for analysing the collected data with an AI-driven module that outputs one or more attentiveness metrics indicative of real attention, and means for synchronising the collected data with the attentiveness metrics. The system provides the ability to synchronise attentiveness metrics with other data streams to make accessible the reasons that drive attention. A digital advertising campaign can be optimised using an effectiveness data set that expresses evolution over time of an attentiveness parameter. An effect on the attentiveness parameter caused by an adjustment to a target audience can be predicted and evaluated against a campaign objective, which can be updated for predictions that yield a positive effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Realeyes OÜ
    Inventors: Elnar Hajiyev, Martin Salo
  • Patent number: 11811903
    Abstract: Various systems and methods may be used to implement a software defined industrial system. For example, an orchestrated system of distributed nodes may run an application, including modules implemented on the distributed nodes. The orchestrated system may include an orchestration server, a first node executing a first module, and a second node executing a second module. In response to the second node failing, the second module may be redeployed to a replacement node (e.g., the first node or a different node). The replacement mode may be determined by the first node or another node, for example based on connections to or from the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rita H. Wouhaybi, Robert Chavez, Mark Yarvis, John Vicente, Kirk Smith
  • Patent number: 11812455
    Abstract: Example communication methods and apparatus are described. One example communication method includes receiving first indication information by a first communications device from a network device, where the first indication information indicates a first resource for sidelink communication. The first communications device sends the first data to a second communications device. The first communications device receives second indication information from the network device, where the second indication information is used to determine a second resource for transmitting feedback information. The first communications device receives feedback information of the first data from the second communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhengzheng Xiang, Hongjia Su, Jinfang Zhang, Lei Lu, Jun Luo
  • Patent number: 11804113
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein include devices, systems, and methods for displaying a visual indication of audibility of an audible signal. In various implementations, a device includes a display, an audio sensor, a processor and a non-transitory memory. In various implementations, a method includes receiving, via the audio sensor, an audible signal and converting the audible signal to electronic signal data. In various implementations, the method includes obtaining environmental data that indicates audio response characteristics of a physical environment in which the device is located. In various implementations, the method includes displaying, on the display, an indicator that indicates a distance from a source of the audible signal at which the audible signal is audible. In some implementations, the distance is based on an amplitude associated with the electronic signal data and the audio response characteristics of the physical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Devin William Chalmers, Dhruv Aditya Govil, Rahul Nair
  • Patent number: 11803817
    Abstract: Systems and methods include monitoring users logging into a collaboration service for a corresponding online meeting; and assigning a plurality of the users to a virtual waiting room, separate from any corresponding online meeting, in advance of their corresponding online meeting to enable collaboration in the virtual waiting room. The systems and methods can further include notifying the plurality of users when their corresponding online meeting has started for the plurality of users to leave the virtual waiting room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew D. Shiner
  • Patent number: 11798544
    Abstract: A method includes, during a teleconference between a first audio input/output device and a second audio input/output device, receiving, at an analysis and response device, a signal indicating a spoken command, the spoken command associated with a command mode. The method further includes, in response to receiving the signal, generating, at the device, a reply message based on the spoken command, the reply message to be output to one or more devices selected based on the command mode. The one or more devices includes the first audio input/output device, the second audio input/output device, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Polycom, LLC
    Inventors: Kwan Truong, Yibo Liu, Peter L. Chu, Zhemin Tu, Jesse Coleman, Cody Schnacker, Andrew Lochbaum
  • Patent number: 11765319
    Abstract: A system for secured video conferencing via virtual rooms, wherein the system comprises a first data processing system associated with a first user, wherein the first data processing system comprises a first processor module, configured to create a virtual room and a virtual lounge associated with the virtual room and create a unique virtual address for the virtual room created for the first user. The system further includes a second data processing system associated with a second user which is configured to receive the unique virtual address associated with the virtual room from the second user. The system further includes a server, wherein the server may be configured to host the virtual room created by the first data processing system and establish a secured connection between the first data processing system and the second data processing system when requested by the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventor: Kishore Daggubati
  • Patent number: 11758050
    Abstract: A conference system includes a conversation state determiner that determines whether or not the state of first and second users is a direct conversation state in which direct conversation is possible without using a speech system, and an output controller that controls whether or not to cause the speech system to output a first acquired voice from a second speaker, based on the determination result of the conversation state determiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kensuke Saito
  • Patent number: 11755340
    Abstract: The techniques disclosed herein improve existing systems by providing a system that receives a settings profile associated with a first application. The settings profile is stored. When it is determined that a second application has unconfigured settings, the stored settings profile is accessed and based on the stored settings profile, the unconfigured settings are automatically configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Shalendra Chhabra, Jason Thomas Faulkner
  • Patent number: 11750578
    Abstract: One disclosed example method includes receiving, during a first encrypted video conference including a plurality of participants, a request to admit an additional participant to the encrypted video conference; determining whether the additional participant is one of the plurality of participants. The example method further includes, responsive to determining that the additional participant is not one of the plurality of participants, ending the first encrypted video conference; obtaining a meeting cryptographic key; distributing the meeting cryptographic key to each participant of the plurality of participants; and initiating a second encrypted video conference including the plurality of participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Max Krohn
  • Patent number: 11743065
    Abstract: An electronic device, computer program product, and method mitigates loss of communication between participants in a communication session when a remote participant attempts to speak without manually unmuting the electronic device. A controller configures the electronic device to monitor one or more image streams originating respectively at one or more second electronic devices during a video communication session. The controller identifies, in a particular image stream of the one or more image streams, at least one of a speaking movement of a mouth of a particular participant or a gesture by the particular participant to present an audio input via the video communication session. A user interface presented on at least one user interface device of the electronic device presents an alert that the particular participant is attempting to speak to other participants in the video communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rahul B Desai, Amit Kumar Agrawal, Olivier D Meirhaeghe
  • Patent number: 11736863
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to providing a conference for client devices with spatialized audio. Input audio streams are received from the client devices. For each client device, placement data defining spatial locations of other client devices within a sound field is determined. A mixed stream including a left mixed channel and a right mixed channel for the client device is generated by mixing and panning input audio streams of the other client devices according to the placement data. A spatially enhanced stream including a left enhanced channel for a left speaker and a right enhanced channel for a right speaker is generated by applying subband spatial processing and crosstalk processing on the left mixed channel and the right mixed channel of the mixed stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Boomcloud 360, Inc.
    Inventor: Zachary Seldess
  • Patent number: 11734366
    Abstract: Aspects relate to observing various activities, interactions, behaviors, and other factors associated with a data exchange and creating one or more markers based on significant details associated with the observance. The one or more markers are retained and selectively rendered as a function of one or more conditions that should be satisfied before the marker is presented to the user. Some markers can contain parameters that should be satisfied in order for the marker to be considered complete. If a parameter is not satisfied, subsequent markers can be created as a function of the rendered marker. The subsequent markers can be rendered when a condition associated with the subsequent marker is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Gur Kimchi, Stephen L. Lawler, Blaise H. Aguera y Arcas, Eyal Ofek
  • Patent number: 11736876
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for performing testing of audio equipment in a conference room, the method executed by one or more processors, comprising: (a) commissioning the conference room with a set of audio video equipment, the set of audio equipment comprising one or more loudspeakers, one or more microphones, and audio signal processing equipment that includes at least an acoustic echo cancellation function; (b) determining an initial audio performance level in the conference room, and storing the initial audio performance level (IAPL); (c) determining that sound quality testing of the audio equipment in the conference room should be performed; (d) disabling the acoustic echo cancellation function in the audio equipment of the conference room such that an output from each of the one or more loudspeakers is not removed from a respective microphone output signal; (e) generating an electrical stimulus test signal and transmitting it to the one or more loudspeakers in the audio equipment of the c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark LaBosco
  • Patent number: 11729227
    Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed herein describe automatically establishing two concurrent electronic communication sessions. Participants of a primary electronic communication session may request a private (secondary) electronic communication session in which only a subset of the participants of the primary electronic communication session can participate. Methods and systems described herein also describe automatically identifying participants of the second electronic communication session based on various factors including predetermined lists, commonality among different users or user identifiers, and geographic location of each participant of the primary and/or secondary electronic communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 11720707
    Abstract: A conference management system (“system”) facilitates data compliance in recording conversations between users. A host user can send an electronic invitation for a meeting to participants. Upon accessing the invitation, the participants can be presented with two options to join the conference—a first option using which a participant can join the meeting by providing consent to recording the meeting and a second option using which the participant can join the meeting by opting-out of recording of the meeting. When a participant opts-out of the recording of the meeting, the conference management system ensures that the recording is performed in compliance with a data compliance policy applicable to the participant who opted out of recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: ZOOMINFO CONVERSE LLC
    Inventors: Russell Levy, Dominik Facher, Micha Yochanan Breakstone
  • Patent number: 11716445
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems for a video conference widget for scaled integration. The video conference widget may include a self-contained software module that defines a plurality of video conferencing functions associated with the functionality provided by a video conference provider. The video conference widget may receive a command for a first video conference function from a software interface of a software application that is separate from the video conference widget. In response to the command, the video conference widget may output a signal to a video conference provider to perform the video conference function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Abhishek Balaji
  • Patent number: 11716357
    Abstract: To verify compliance with a data access policy, a query result including data specified by a requesting entity and a representation of a data access policy is received from a database. Based on the representation of the data access policy included in the query result, it is verified whether the requesting entity is permitted to access the data included in the query result. Transmission of the data included in the query result to the requesting entity is controlled responsive to the verification. Related methods, systems, and computer program products are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Evgene Vahlis, Paul Giura
  • Patent number: 11706386
    Abstract: When a user creates a new video exchange session via an online system, the user specifies an activity for the video exchange session. The activity may specify a name for the video exchange session, as well as other thematic content (e.g., visual effects, backgrounds) displayed via the video exchange session. The online system trains a machine learned model that predicts a likelihood that other users will accept an invitation to join the video exchange session if a certain activity is specified for the video exchange session. The online system may then use these likelihoods to rank and sort the activities for the user or to highlight activities with threshold likelihoods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventor: Kathleen Warner
  • Patent number: 11689592
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for configurable group-based media stream transmission allow media configurations to define how media (e.g., video data, audio data) is transmitted among different participant groups for an online communication session. In some embodiments, meeting participants may be assigned into either a presenter group or an audience group. The online communication session may be configured such that both video and audio data captured at the device of a presenter is shared with both the other presenters and the audience, while audio and/or video data captured at the devices of the audience is shared with only the presenters, but not the other members of the audience. As a result, the audience members are able to communicate with the presenters during the presentation but cannot communicate with the other members of the audience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Michal Aichinger
  • Patent number: 11689379
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and non-transitory computer readable storage media are disclosed for generating meeting insights based on media data and device input data. For example, in one or more embodiments, the disclosed system utilizes analyzes media data including audio data or video data and inputs to client devices associated with a meeting to determine a portion of the meeting (e.g., a portion of the media data) that is relevant for a user. In response to determining a relevant portion of the meeting, the system generates an electronic message including content related to the relevant portion of the meeting. The system then provides the electronic message to a client device of the user. For instance, in one or more embodiments, the system generates a meeting summary, meeting highlights, or action items related to the media data to provide to the client device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Shehzad Daredia, Behrooz Khorashadi
  • Patent number: 11673064
    Abstract: A method and system for setting a vocal collision queue is disclosed. A plurality of incoming audio streams associated with a plurality of user devices currently involved in a communication session is recorded. There is an overlap between portions of two or more of the audio streams in the communication session that is identified. A queue for the two or more identified audio streams is determined. The queue includes a sequence to the identified audio streams. Recordings corresponding to the overlapping portions of the identified audio stream are retrieved. The retrieved recordings are provided to the user devices in the communication session. The retrieved recordings are played sequentially in accordance with the determined sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Celeste Bean
  • Patent number: 11665286
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems and methods for a collaboration conferencing system to track a total number of concurrently utilized ports across any number of conferencing bridges of the network for a particular customer and one or more billing actions may occur based on this tracking. This may result in an alternate billing option for the customer's use of the system. Further, a telecommunications network administrator may provide access to the collaboration conferencing system based on a total number of concurrently utilized ports rather than on a per conference or per minute basis. With the information of the number of purchased ports by the customer, the administrator may more accurately predict an available capacity for the collaboration conferencing system needed to support all of the users of the system and the potential collaboration conferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Broadworth, Robert F. Nance, Gregory T. Ellison
  • Patent number: 11662975
    Abstract: A method for teleconference includes receiving a first media stream that carries a first audio, and a second media stream that carries a second audio, and receiving a first audio weight for weighting the first audio and a second audio weight for weighting the second audio. The first audio weight and the second audio weight are different from each other and determined based on at least one of (i) content of the first audio and content of the second audio or (ii) received customization parameters. The method further includes generating a mixed audio by combining a weighted first audio based on the first audio weight and a weighted second audio based on the second audio weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: TENCENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Rohit Abhishek, Iraj Sodagar
  • Patent number: RE49824
    Abstract: A server or other computing device manages meetings in a virtual meeting room on behalf of a virtual meeting room owner. A request is received from an attendee to join a meeting in the virtual meeting room. A determination is made, based on configurations set by the virtual meeting room owner, whether to connect the attendee to a virtual waiting room. The attendee is connected to the virtual waiting room in accordance with the configurations set by the virtual meeting room owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: James E. Coffman, Jonathan Rosenberg, Jorunn Aarseth, Keith Griffin, John K. Restrick, Jr.