Call Conferencing Patents (Class 455/416)
  • Patent number: 11082823
    Abstract: A fifth generation (5G) or a pre-5G communication system provided to support a higher data transmission rate than a system after a fourth generation (4G) communication system, such as long-term evolution (LTE) is provided. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) using device-to-device (D2D) communication is provided. The apparatus includes at least one processor, and at least one transceiver configured to be operatively coupled to the at least one processor, wherein the at least one processor is configured to receive a response message from each of a plurality of UEs in response to a request message transmitted from the UE, identify at least one UE for a dynamic group from among the plurality of UEs based on the response message, generate an identifier (ID) for the dynamic group based on an ID of the UE, and transmit, to the at least one UE, a group create message including the ID for the dynamic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngjoong Mok, Sangwook Kwon, Kyungkyu Kim, June Hwang, Hyun Jeong Kang, Jonghyung Kwun, Kyuho Han
  • Patent number: 11064317
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product for providing seamless PTT services to a user. In an embodiment, a push-to-talk (PTT) component provides, to the user, PTT services with a talk group through connectivity to a data channel in a mobile network. A voice monitoring component monitors attributes of data connectivity on the data channel to determine when a voice quality falls below a threshold. When the voice quality is determined to fall below the threshold, a connectivity component requests the user to switch the connectivity to a voice channel. Then, the connectivity component dials a telephone number through the voice channel to access a voice conference bridge that provides the PTT services. To provide the PTT services, the voice conference bridge sets up a routing path to a session initiation protocol (SIP) session for the talk group, and routes voice communication through the SIP session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Mazzarella, Michael S. Wengrovitz
  • Patent number: 11039260
    Abstract: The present invention is a communication system for use in debates, for example, in Congress, Parliament, Presidential elections, online meetings, webinars, etc. The system includes multiple single-channel, time-controlled microphones, each having a STOP button. The STOP button activates the next speaker's microphone and timer while turning off the timer and microphone of the current speaker. The microphones can only be activated by the host or by the STOP button of another microphone. This prevents speakers from interrupting one another. If the time limit is reached, STOP button-activated-control is relinquished to the next speaker and his/her timer and microphone is activated. The remaining and/or elapsed time of each speaker may be displayed on computer screens of each participant, on a display for the audience and/or on lighted digital displays and/or dials. Time limits and the sequence of speeches may be altered by the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Jerry Mirsky, Boris Kokotov, Daniel Mirsky
  • Patent number: 10963489
    Abstract: Disclosed are some examples of systems, apparatus, methods and storage media for creating groups in a social networking database system, and more specifically, to creating groups based on network feed items. In some implementations, a database system is capable of maintaining a database including data associated with a plurality of users and groups to which the users can be subscribed. The system is configurable to provide a feed for display to a first user, and to receive input entered in a publication field by the first user. The system is configurable to create a feed item for display to the first user and to at least one second user based on the received input. The system is configurable to receive second input associated with the feed item from the second user. The system is additionally configurable to provide a selectable user interface (UI) element for display to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Ashok Gadamsetty
  • Patent number: 10963216
    Abstract: Techniques for joining a device of a third user to a communication between a device of a first user and a device of a second user are described herein. For instance, two or more users may utilize respective computing devices to engage in a telephone call, a video call, an instant-messaging session, or any other type of communication in which the users communicate with each other audibly and/or visually. In some instances, a first user of the two users may issue a voice command requesting to join a device of a third user to the communication. One or more computing devices may recognize this voice command and may attempt to join a device of a third user to the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ty Loren Carlson, Rohan Mutagi
  • Patent number: 10966010
    Abstract: At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to a method of suppressing cable acoustic noise or reducing microphone squeal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Staton Techiya, LLC
    Inventor: John P. Keady
  • Patent number: 10966133
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards enabling user equipment to perform route selection across multiple mobile communication technologies. User equipment route selection allows specifying, by the user equipment, information which affects the way the user equipment's network communications are handled by a communication network. User equipment route selection across multiple mobile communication technologies enables certain route selection capabilities whether the user equipment is connected to a 5G Core network mobile communication technology, a 5G Option 3× network mobile communication technology, or a LTE network mobile communication technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Feza Buyukdura, Ryan Redfern, Hugh Shieh, Jeffrey Hjort
  • Patent number: 10951243
    Abstract: A first plurality of wireless devices each having a microphone and a wireless antenna forming a first plurality of microphones and a first plurality of wireless antennas may be provided. The first plurality of wireless devices may be configured to transmit the first plurality of signals over Bluetooth. A master transceiver with a first microphone and a first wireless antenna may also be provided and the master transceiver can be configured to receive the plurality of signals from the plurality of wireless devices over Bluetooth. The master transceiver can be configured to combine the plurality of signals and the master signal into a combined signal. And the master transceiver can be configured to broadcast the combined signal over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi simultaneously with the transmission over Bluetooth for redundancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas H. Cook
  • Patent number: 10915390
    Abstract: In some examples, a computing device can determine a data state from telemetry data received from a plurality of client devices, determine a state change using the data state determined from the telemetry data, determine, using the state change, a potential cause of a fault of a component of a client device of the plurality of client devices, where the potential cause of the fault is determined in response to receiving a support inquiry from the client device, and display a timeline of state changes, where the timeline includes the determined state change of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Matheus Eichelberger, Roberto Coutinho, Augusto Queiroz de Macedo
  • Patent number: 10911941
    Abstract: A reconfigurable radio equipment may include at least two radio computers; a communication services layer comprising an administrator, a mobility policy manager, a networking stack, and a monitor; and a routing entity performing communications among the at least two radio computers and the communication services layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Seung Won Choi, Heung Seop Ahn, Dae Jin Kim, Zhongfeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10863347
    Abstract: A policy enhancement for mixed capabilities of devices may include a first User Equipment (UE) that publishes to a presence server via an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Core network and a Rich Communication Services (RCS) node. A second UE may subscribe to the first UE by requesting information about the first UE from the presence server. The presence server may determine that the first UE is one of multiple instantiations of a same device. The presence server may determine that a third UE is another instantiation of the same device as the first UE, and that the third UE is a lesser-capable device (e.g., non-Universal Profile enabled) with respect to the first UE. The presence server may send a notify message including a capability indicator associated with the third UE to the second UE, and/or the notify message may omit a capability indicator associated with the first UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Maziar Fallah, Neha Shah, Adrian T. Synal
  • Patent number: 10852915
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device presents an option that is selectable to share content with a second electronic device towards which the first electronic device is oriented. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents an indication to change the orientation of the electronic device when the orientation of the electronic device is outside of a range of orientations in which circuitry that identifies another electronic device with which to share content is able to function with desired reliability. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents a sharing user interface within an action user interface of an application. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents one or more options for changing one or more settings associated with an item of content before sharing the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Arian Behzadi, Marco Triverio, Nicole R. Ryan, Marcel Van Os, Corey Keiko Wang, Christopher Patrick Foss, Adam Meyer, Nicholas V. King, Peter Tsoi
  • Patent number: 10841429
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, declined (or unanswered) calls to an alternate number on a mobile device can be handled differently than declined calls to the device's native phone number. For example, such declined (or unanswered) calls to an alternate number can be sent to a different voicemail system than the primary voicemail system associated with the device's native voice call functionality. The techniques described herein can be applied to any situation in which a call is declined or otherwise disposed of, including, for example: the recipient failing to answer the call; the device being in airplane mode; a “do not disturb” setting preventing acceptance of the call; or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Pinger, Inc.
    Inventor: Bin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10841802
    Abstract: The invention may verify calls to a telephone device by activating call forwarding to redirect calls for the telephone device to a prescribed destination; receiving a message from a server verifying the call; deactivating call forwarding to receive the call; and reactivating call forwarding when the call is concluded. In another embodiment, the invention may, in response to a telephone device initiating a call to a second telephone device installed with a particular application or software, transmit a message to a server causing it to instruct the second telephone device to deactivate call forwarding. In yet another embodiment, the invention may cause a server to receive a message from a prescribed location indicating that a call was received via call forwarding, and in response to the message, transmit an instruction to the intended recipient to deactivate the call forwarding if the call is verified as legitimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Pindrop Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Payas Gupta, David Dewey
  • Patent number: 10813010
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a mobile edge computing handover service is provided. The mobile edge computing handover service provides for the prospective provisioning of a target mobile edge computing network based on mobility information pertaining to an end device. The mobile edge computing handover service includes managing the provisioning of the application or service, content, and context information in relation to a source mobile edge computing network and the target mobile edge computing network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Sagiv Draznin, Patricia R. Chang, Lalit R. Kotecha, Arda Aksu, Arvind Aggarwal, Maria G. Lam, Priscilla Lau
  • Patent number: 10772042
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods, apparatuses, a system and a computer program product for reducing interference and energy consumption of wireless devices. An apparatus, namely a femto base station or home (e) NodeB, can include a transmitting unit, a receiving unit, a determining unit, a disabling unit, a disabling handshaking unit, and a reassigning unit. If the determining unit determines that there is no active communication between the apparatus and a user device, the disabling unit may disable the transmitting unit and the receiving unit while maintaining a connection between the apparatus and a network. A disabling handshaking can be performed by the disabling handshaking unit to achieve this, wherein the re-assigning unit may re-assign one or more user device(s) to a network apparatus, namely a macro (e) NodeB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Seppo Olavi Hamalainen, Haitao Tang
  • Patent number: 10750246
    Abstract: A system for providing a distributed architecture for mobile streaming content delivery is disclosed. In particular, the system may include bypassing a master head end facility and its accompanying fiber distribution network to deliver a content stream directly to mobile cell sites. In order to do so, the system may receive, at a cell cite, a content stream directly from a content satellite and then format the content into a format suitable for delivery to a subscriber device. The system may receive, such as via a radio access network, a request from the subscriber device to access the content stream. In response to the request from the subscriber device, the system may deliver the formatted content stream to the subscriber device. The distributed architecture may also allow for delivering the content stream jointly with voice data services, such as those provided in a Long-Term Evolution network or other network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Duet, Melvin D. Frerking, Yuang Lou
  • Patent number: 10700763
    Abstract: A reception unit receives from a wireless relay device, a handover response indicating possibility of degradation in communication quality during wireless communication with the wireless relay device. A search unit searches whether or not a wireless relay device to which handover can be performed is present other than the wireless relay device. When the wireless relay device to which handover can be performed other than the wireless relay device is present as a result of search by the search unit, a transmission unit transmits a handover request to the wireless relay device found by the search unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasushi Matsutaka, Kentaro Sawa
  • Patent number: 10687178
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for intelligent grouping between group communication devices. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving, at a remote management platform, a recorded audio message from a first communication device that device includes a cellular networking component capable of connecting the first communication device to a cellular network. The first communication device may have a default grouping with a set of additional communication devices. In some embodiments, the default grouping can be created at a factory when the communication devices are manufactured. In other embodiments, the first communication device and the set of additional communications devices can be automatically paired upon initialization via a local communication network. A linking request can be automatically sent to the remote management platform to create the default grouping (e.g., by creating an entry in a routing table at the remote management platform).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Orion Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Robbins, Ellen Juhlin
  • Patent number: 10681217
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, declined (or unanswered) calls to an alternate number on a mobile device can be handled differently than declined calls to the device's native phone number. For example, such declined (or unanswered) calls to an alternate number can be sent to a different voicemail system than the primary voicemail system associated with the device's native voice call functionality. The techniques described herein can be applied to any situation in which a call is declined or otherwise disposed of, including, for example: the recipient failing to answer the call; the device being in airplane mode; a “do not disturb” setting preventing acceptance of the call; or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Pinger, Inc.
    Inventor: Bin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10659280
    Abstract: A vehicle-based communication method is provided. A server receives, from a first communication device of a first vehicle, license plate information of a second vehicle and a device identifier of the first communication device. The server determines a communication account of a second communication device corresponding to the second vehicle according to the license plate information of the second vehicle, and sends the communication account of the second communication device to the first communication device. The first communication device receives the communication account of the second communication device, and communicates with the second communication device according to the communication account of the second communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Dafeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10652291
    Abstract: Managing access to a conference call includes obtaining, via a calendar application, a list of participants, the list of participants includes a number of participants to be included in a conference call, identifying, from the list of participants, a first portion of the participants that have personal passcodes, generating guest passcodes for a second portion of the participants associated with the list of participants that do not have the personal passcodes, and permitting, based on the personal passcodes or the guest passcodes, each of the participants to participate in the conference call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Darryl M. Adderly, Prasad Kashyap, Brian J. Murray, Wenjian Qiao
  • Patent number: 10652343
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for retrieving segmented content originating from two or more content delivery networks. The method may comprise the steps of: retrieving a manifest file template associated with said segmented content comprising one or more pointers to database entries of said first content location database; using said one or more database entries for determining a location of a delivery node in said first or second content delivery network, said delivery node being configured for delivering a segment associated with said database entry; and, generating a manifest file for locating said segmented content by replacing pointers with said determined locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke KPN N.V.
    Inventors: Ray van Brandenburg, Mattijs Oskar van Deventer, Omar Aziz Niamut
  • Patent number: 10599683
    Abstract: Disclosed are some examples of systems, apparatus, methods and storage media for creating groups in a social networking database system, and more specifically, to creating groups based on network feed items. In some implementations, a database system is capable of maintaining a database including data associated with a plurality of users and groups to which the users can be subscribed. The system is configurable to provide a feed for display to a first user, and to receive input entered in a publication field by the first user. The system is configurable to create a feed item for display to the first user and to at least one second user based on the received input. The system is configurable to receive second input associated with the feed item from the second user. The system is additionally configurable to provide a selectable user interface (UI) element for display to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Ashok Gadamsetty
  • Patent number: 10587908
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a system for media playback can include a first media playback device configured to receive a media stream from a media casting device over a data network, the first media playback device being a member of the media playback group and a second media playback device configured to receive the media stream, the second media playback device being a member of the media playback group. The first media playback device and the second media playback device can be collectively configured to designate one of the first media playback device and the second media playback device as a leader playback device of the media playback group. The playback device not designated as the leader playback device can be designated as a follower playback device of the media playback group. The first media playback device and the second media playback device can be further collectively configured to determine a clock offset between the leader playback device and the follower playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Mackay, Byungchul Kim, Tavis A. Maclellan, Richard F. Lyon, Chet N. Gnegy, Pascal T. Getreuer, Chien-Jung Kung, Tomer Shekel, Ryan M. Rifkin
  • Patent number: 10560884
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and systems for selecting at least one SIM card for data communication at a wireless communication device which is capable of housing a plurality of SIM cards. When a switching condition is satisfied, the wireless communication device selects a second SIM card group, and disconnects one or more connections established using any non-second group SIM card. Non-second group SIM cards are SIM cards that are not in the second SIM card group. A selected SIM card from the second SIM card group is then used for data communications. The steps are repeated until (i) the switching condition is no longer satisfied, (ii) no more SIM cards selected from the second SIM card group can be used for data communications or (iii) no more connection is made using non-second group SIM cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Pismo Labs Technology Limited
    Inventors: Kit Wai Chau, Ho Ming Chan, Man Kit Kwan
  • Patent number: 10552845
    Abstract: A message receiving, intercepting and processing method and corresponding application and device may provide receiving a message at a message processing server, the message being intended for a phone number associated with a customer service provider, identifying a telephone number of the sender of the message, parsing at least one word from the message, retrieving user account information of the sender, and generating an automated response to the message that includes contextual information that is based on at least one of the user account information and the parsed at least one word from the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Caldwell, Jeffrey William Cordell, James K. Boutcher
  • Patent number: 10551496
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verifying the presence of an attendee in an education session include providing, by a computer hardware processor, information for a codified sound to a leader of the education session, where the leader is located in a substantially enclosed space in which the education session is held. The codified sound represents a leader code. The codified sound is emitted from a first device associated with the leader. A sound signal is received by a second device associated with the attendee. An attendee code is determined from the sound signal received by the second device. The system, such as using the computer hardware processor or the second device, determines whether the attendee code matches the leader code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: COURSE KEY, INC.
    Inventors: Lucas Sophinos, Luan Nguyen, Michael Woo, Ron Cruz, Zachary Brody, Fadi George, Fadee Kannah, Marc Barron, Omar Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10542056
    Abstract: A communication system can include terminal devices that communicate with a social network or a computer server device for scheduling use of conference resources and/or for using conference appliances that may be located in a conference room being used for a video conference or teleconference. The communication system can be configured to permit a user to use such resources without having to have a user's device be physically and directly connected by wiring to a conference appliance or communication device. The communication system can also be configured to validate participants to help ensure that only authorized personnel are properly attending a scheduled conference based on audio and/or video input received for the different participants and can also be configured to allow screen sharing to be performed during a video conference or teleconference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Unify GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Johannes Ruetschi, Luiz Domingos, Christian Garbin, Thomas Lederer
  • Patent number: 10491745
    Abstract: A process for real-time data exchange allows for sharing data, including metadata such as user data and phone data, between multiple handsets so that handsets may automatically display such data upon initiation or establishment of a telephone call, and in some arrangements throughout the life of the call. In this way, the need for subsequent data transmissions is reduced or eliminated, making bandwidth usage more efficient and conserving battery power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Mathew Eilts, Alvin Chardon, Ben Greenier
  • Patent number: 10454700
    Abstract: Example techniques involve control of playback queues. A computing device may display a media controller that includes a queue area. When representations of one or more audio tracks are moved into a particular location within the queue area, they are added to the queue. The audio tracks are added to the beginning of the queue, end of the queue, or at a specific position with the queue based on the particular location within the queue area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Reimann, Abhishek Kumar, Paul Bates
  • Patent number: 10440073
    Abstract: A method for transferring a teleconference between a mobile device and a conference center. The method includes identifying, by a mobile device, a candidate meeting center system for transfer of a teleconference conducted on the mobile device, and in response to identifying the candidate meeting center system, generating a user interface (UI) to provide one or more user selectable icons, the user selectable icons configured to facilitate transfer of the teleconference from the mobile device to the candidate meeting center system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ivan Marius Kristiansen, Vigleik Norheim, Ingrid Kvaal, Fredrik Stai, Paula Ironside
  • Patent number: 10432630
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for connection to a first network and to a second network is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10432777
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for managing calls in a collaboration environment is provided. The method includes receiving, by a processor, a call into a collaboration session of the collaboration environment. The method also includes identifying, by the processor, a user from a plurality of users associated with the collaboration session, based on at least one of contextual information regarding the call and information regarding the plurality of users. The method further includes providing, by the processor, an interface on a device associated with the identified user, wherein the interface enables the identified user to instruct the device to handle the call within the collaboration session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: RingCentral, Inc.
    Inventor: Vlad Vendrow
  • Patent number: 10356234
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein may present one or more enhanced communication features during a call. A destination identifier for a communication sent by a first device may be detected, the destination identifier being an identifier associated with a second device. A source identifier for the communication sent by the first device may be detected, the source identifier being an identifier associated with the first device. A first connection between the first device and a server device may be established, the server device comprising a database of call-enhancing elements. A second connection between the second device and the server device may be established. A direct connection between the first device and the second device may be established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: UNITI, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Whitehorn
  • Patent number: 10321278
    Abstract: A process and device for responding to a query includes receiving, at an electronic computing device, a query for providing a response at a first communication device. The process further includes determining that the response to the query is to be provided as a group response to communication devices in the first communication group. When one or more of the communication devices do not have permission to receive the group response, the electronic computing device causes modification of the group response to generate a second response and provides the second response to at least one of the communication devices in the first communication group. Alternatively, the electronic computing device alters an output action and provides the group response to at least one of the communication devices in the first communication group in accordance with the altered output action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Lee M. Proctor
  • Patent number: 10257121
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods for transmitting data over high-speed data channels in context of serializer/deserializer circuits. Some embodiments include a novel full-rate source-series-terminated (SST) transmitter driver architecture with output charge sharing isolation. Certain implementations have a programmable floating tap (e.g., in addition to standard taps) with both positive and negative FIR values and cursor reduction, which can help achieve large FIR range and high channel equalization capability. Some embodiments operate with multi-phase clocking having phased clock error correction, which can facilitate operation with low-jitter and low-DCD clocks. Some implementations also include novel output inductor structures that are disposed to partially overlap output interface bumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Zuxu Qin, Baoqing Huang, Dawei Huang, Kuai Yin, Maoqing Yao, Philip Kwan
  • Patent number: 10257360
    Abstract: A method to operate with electronic computer hardware to manage operations during simultaneous conference calls, the method comprising: processing each ongoing conference call by iteratively performing at a given time integral the following steps for a given conference call; identifying a set of attributes of the given conference call from a conference call database, the set of attributes comprising: an end time, a set of participants, and a set of participant devices of the given conference call; displaying, in real time, a calendar on the display of each device from the set of participant devices; initiating an auto dial procedure for a subsequent conference call after reviewing the calendar to determine if a subsequent call is scheduled for the given time integral; and terminating the given conference call if the end time of the given conference call is scheduled at the given time integral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony Schmitz, Alexandros Tsepetis
  • Patent number: 10237792
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for detecting a number of user terminals (8a, 8b), each of said user terminals (8a, 8b) comprising a receiver unit (10), a transmitter unit (11) and a control unit (12) arranged to control said receiver unit (10) and transmitter unit (11), each of said user terminals (8a, 8b) also being associated with a wireless communication network (1) comprising a plurality of network cells (2, 3), each being equipped with a node (4, 5). The method comprises detecting (16) communication between each of said user terminals (8a, 8b) and an associated node (4; 5) of said wireless communication network (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Henrik Sahlin, Björn Johannisson
  • Patent number: 10225714
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for transmitting, storing receiving and/or retrieving identification information or data and/or pairing information or data between accessories or associated products and smart electronic devices into and/or from any distinct server or storage media. Accordingly, the present invention enables the user to transmit and/or store all identification information or data and/or pairing information or data of accessory or associated products that have been connected or paired to an existing smart device into a distinct server or storage media, and enables those information or data to be retrieved and/or received from the said server or storage media, into the same or another smart electronic device for the purposes of establishing and/or maintain connection and/or communication with the said accessory or associated products without the need to reinitiate the pairing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SALUTICA ALLIED SOLUTIONS SDN. BHD.
    Inventors: Yoon Shing Pan, Kean Hoo Chong, Wee Yeoh Tan, Chang Tih Ho
  • Patent number: 10212701
    Abstract: The first base station (2) includes a first call processing unit (22) and a communication path establishment unit (24). The communication path establishment unit (24) performs processing for establishing a wireless link with the second base station (4). The first call processing unit (22) performs call processing for setting the wireless communication path to the second base station (4) via the communication path establishment unit (24). The second base station (4) includes a second call processing unit (42) and a transfer unit (46). The second call processing unit (42) performs call processing for setting the wireless communication path to the first base station (2). When the transfer unit (46) receives a signal for the call processing from the first base station (2), the transfer unit (46) transfers this signal to the second call processing unit (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kanada Nakayasu
  • Patent number: 10187823
    Abstract: A communication procedure for providing or receiving communication parameters can be performed by an easy operation even between devices having both a base station function and a slave station function. A communication device of the present invention determines a role of a device when performing a predetermined communication procedure for providing or receiving communication parameters, and selects operating as a base station or operating as a slave station based on the determined role. The communication device selects based on the determined role operating as a providing device or operating as a receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tatsuhiko Sakai
  • Patent number: 10169727
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating participation in a remote meeting or virtual conference are described. A client device can detect an upcoming calendar event and, based on a record associated with the calendar event, identify elements for participating in the event, as well as one or more access codes associated with the one or more participation elements. A notification can be displayed to a user, the notification including a prompt for selection by the user to automatically initiate participation in the event. After initiating the user's participation in the event, an interface can be displayed to the user including a link to the access code corresponding to the participation element(s) used to initiate participation in the event. Upon selection of the link, the access code can be automatically provided to the service hosting the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: AirWatch, LLC
    Inventors: Evan Hurst, David Pierce Shaw
  • Patent number: 10171657
    Abstract: A system and method are presented for omni-channel notification and selection. A first party selects a first channel from a plurality of channels based on an estimated wait time for interaction with another party in a contact center or enterprise setting. The plurality of channels may comprise any means of interaction, such as chat, phone call, SMS, video, etc. While waiting in queue for the preferred first channel, the first party is presented with estimated wait times, which are dynamically updated, for other channels. Based on the first party's preferences and the presented estimated wait times for the other channels, the first party may elect to change interaction channels from the first channel to a second channel. The first party may then be moved to a different queue corresponding to the second interaction channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Praveen Kumar Anandadoss, Rajeshkumar Subramanian, Venkatesh Sivakumar
  • Patent number: 10165018
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for identifying a plurality of participants in a multi-user collaboration session connected via at least one common computing device. It may be determined that a first client device in the collaboration session is more active with a second client device in the collaboration session than with a third client device in the collaboration session. A failure may be detected of the at least one common computing device connecting the multi-user collaboration session. The multi-user collaboration session may be converted to a point to point connection between the first client device and the second client device based upon, at least in part, determining that the first client device in the collaboration session is more active with the second client device in the collaboration session than with the third client device in the collaboration session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Animesh Gupta, Shailendra Moyal, Ishan Rastogi
  • Patent number: 10148707
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for identifying a plurality of participants in a multi-user collaboration session connected via at least one common computing device. It may be determined that a first client device in the collaboration session is more active with a second client device in the collaboration session than with a third client device in the collaboration session. A failure may be detected of the at least one common computing device connecting the multi-user collaboration session. The multi-user collaboration session may be converted to a point to point connection between the first client device and the second client device based upon, at least in part, determining that the first client device in the collaboration session is more active with the second client device in the collaboration session than with the third client device in the collaboration session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Animesh Gupta, Shailendra Moyal, Ishan Rastogi
  • Patent number: 10143027
    Abstract: Using a method of operating a system that includes remote servers, at least one electronic device, and multiple portable wireless devices, a user provides a verbal notification to the electronic device to place an outgoing call. The system uses the remote servers and other parts of the system to determine that one of the multiple portable wireless devices should be used for the outgoing call, and establishes a wireless connection between that portable wireless device and the electronic device. The system determines the particular portable wireless device to use by comparing the called entity with contacts associated with the multiple portable wireless devices, and selecting the portable wireless device with a contact that matches the called entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Arunjeet Singh, Dor Naveh, Adrian Hurditch
  • Patent number: 10116899
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provided herein generally include a system and a method of configuring and/or controlling one or more electronic devices using a portable electronic device based on the interaction of the portable electronic device with a beacon signal generating system that is disposed at a desired location. Embodiments of the disclosure may include a system and a method of collecting and analyzing useful information received by the portable electronic device based on the receipt of a beacon signal. The portable electronic device may then perform one or more desirable functions or processes based the portable electronic device's interaction with the beacon signal generating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: LOGITECH EUROPE, S.A.
    Inventors: Stephane Delorenzi, Olivier Gay, Mathieu Meisser, Thomas Luc Rouvinez, Nicolas Sasselli, Remy Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 10097529
    Abstract: A method of operating a hub which authenticates a plurality of IoT devices between a server and the IoT devices in place of the server includes authenticating a first IoT device using one of a plurality of predetermined pairing authentication techniques upon receiving a pairing request from the first IoT device, sending a request for an access right of the first IoT device to the server based on pairing information of the first IoT device and transmitting data of the first IoT device to the server upon receiving approval of the access of right of the first IoT device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bo Gyeong Kang, Sang Hwa Jin, Dong Jun Shin, Myung Koo Kang
  • Patent number: 10091457
    Abstract: The local address book of a device can be crawled for contact information, which is communicated to an address clearinghouse. The clearinghouse can indicate whether a contact is a participant in a video calling service. If so, an indication can be stored locally indicating that the contact is a participant. Later, during an audio-only call with the contact, an option to escalate the audio-only call to a video call via the video calling service can be presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sriraman Krishnamoorthy, Heather Marie LeRoy, Roy Marcus Grenaengen, Johann Gerell, Omobayonle Olatunji, Bo Erik Petter Wiberg