Call Conferencing Patents (Class 455/416)
  • Patent number: 11502862
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, facilitating communications through a communication device can comprise monitoring, by the communication device, one or more environmental sensors of the communication device including at least one sensor collecting biometric information. A presence of one or more people can be detected by the communication device based on the monitoring or the one or more environmental sensors and the detected one or more people can be identified by the communication device based at least in part on input from the one or more environmental sensors. One or more possible actions related to communications through the communication device can be determined by the communication device based on the identified one or more people. A user interface including a prompt for at least one of the determined one or more possible actions related to communications through the communication device can then be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Luciano Godoy Fagundes
  • Patent number: 11488612
    Abstract: The present technology can receive audio segments from sources within one or more conference room, and can create audio fingerprints from the sources. The audio fingerprints are optimized for audio in conference room environments, which include distortions from room impulse responses, and various encoding used by telecommunication networks. In some embodiments, when two audio segments are matched, a user equipment can be instructed to mute its speakers to avoid feedback. In some embodiments, when two audio segments are matched, a user equipment can be given instructions to join a conference taking place in the room in when the audio segment originated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Ramalho, Jonathan Rosenberg, Keith Griffin, Niall L McDonnell, Liam Frawley, Martin Bernard Feeney
  • Patent number: 11481165
    Abstract: In order to enable a reduction in complexity in setting a communication parameter, a communication apparatus operable to provide a communication parameter to an external apparatus, generates a first image that is used in a first setting scheme for providing a communication parameter and in which information including a communication parameter is encoded; and generates a second image that is used in a second setting scheme for providing a communication parameter and in which information that does not include the communication parameter and that does include authentication information for performing an authentication is encoded. Then, the apparatus accepts information used to determine which of the first setting scheme and the second setting scheme to use; and, displays, based on the information, either the first image or the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Minakawa, Hiroki Habu
  • Patent number: 11477326
    Abstract: An audio processing method for a multi-party call. The method includes obtaining a preset attribute value of each of at least one audio signal currently obtained by a first electronic device participating in a multi-party call, determining a target attribute value configured for the audio signal collected by the first electronic device, and detecting a first audio signal from the at least one audio signal currently obtained by the first electronic device and prohibiting the first electronic device from outputting the first audio signal. The preset attribute value is configured for the audio signal collected by each of a plurality of electronic devices participating in the multi-party call according to an attribute configuration rule determined according to a positional relationship between the plurality of electronic devices. A comparison result between a corresponding preset attribute value of the first audio signal and the target attribute value satisfies a first condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD.
    Inventors: Zeqing Zhao, Peilai Xu, Chuanliang Zhang, Guangmin Xia, Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 11445036
    Abstract: Provided are a cluster management method and apparatus, an electronic device and a storage medium. The method includes that: in a case where a registration request sent by a target device is received, identity information of the target device is acquired from the registration request; identity check is performed on the target device based on the identity information to obtain a check result; in a case where the check result is a check success, node information of the target device is acquired from the registration request; and the node information is stored to registration information of a device cluster network, to add the target device to the device cluster network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SENSETIME INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Jiacheng Wu, Shuai Zhang, Jinliang Lin, Gan Xiao
  • Patent number: 11363137
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a supervising electronic device manages communication restrictions of a supervised electronic device. In some embodiments, a supervised electronic device presents user interfaces that enforce one or more communication restrictions configured by a supervising electronic device when communicating with other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill, Pablo F. Caro
  • Patent number: 11323937
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic device and a control method for providing call continuity in a weak electric field environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Juho Kim, Chinkyu Kang, Kiyong Lee, Yongchul Choi
  • Patent number: 11315054
    Abstract: A communication system includes a first information processing apparatus for holding reservation information of a facility in association with information to be used at the facility; and a device that is provided in the facility and communicable with the first information processing apparatus. The communication system includes circuitry configured to: receive identification information of the reservation information and a notification indicating start of use of the facility from the device provided in the facility; in response to receiving the notification indicating start of use of the facility, transmit the information, which is requested from the device provided in the facility and corresponds to the reservation information identified by the received identification information, to the device provided in the facility; request the first information processing apparatus for the information to receive the information; and display the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11303756
    Abstract: Embodiments automatically establish a communication link with a conference platform using data received from a user device of a user. A conferencing device may interact with a user device to initiate a data transmission from the user device. An application on the user device may scan the contents of the user device for information associated one or more conference calls scheduled for a current time period. Upon identifying a matching conference call, the user device may transmit data associated with the conference call to the conferencing device. The application on the user device or the conferencing device may extract the call-in details (e.g. telephone number, conference code, conference PIN, URL or some other link to the conference) from the information associated with the conference call. The conferencing device may automatically initiate a call (e.g. establish the communication link) with the conference platform using the call-in details.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventor: Sanjay Pathiyal
  • Patent number: 11256394
    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: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Arian Behzadi, Christopher Patrick Foss, Corey Keiko Wang, Marcel Van Os, Marco Triverio, Nicholas V. King
  • Patent number: 11212645
    Abstract: A method of minimizing cross-contamination of pathogens between persons within a facility includes placing tags onto shared resources such as tables, desks, chairs, coffee makers, microwave ovens, sinks, bathroom stalls, etc. A mobile device senses the tags and approximates their locations, in embodiments relative to tagged anchor points. The mobile device can include any combination of tag-sensing and locating features, including a camera, LIDAR, GPS, sonic distance measurement, and accelerometers for inertial position sensing. In embodiments, the approximated tag locations can be verified and corrected as needed by using augmented reality to project the estimated tag locations onto the actual scene. The accurately determined tag locations are then used to assign resources to persons within the facility, whereby spatial distancing between persons and time intervals between usage of the same resource are maximized. A log of the resource assignments can be used to enhance contact tracing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: INNOVET, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Millius, James A. White
  • Patent number: 11212239
    Abstract: A new rack equipped with at least one ToR switch is pushed into operational mode in a datacenter equipped with at least one operational datacenter switch. A script server fetches from a database information about a first networking configuration of the datacenter switch, and a minimal profile information of the rack. The script server devises a physical cabling plan between the ToR switch and the datacenter switch, reserves ports on the datacenter switch, computes and stores into the database enriched information of the rack, and provides cabling instructions relative to the physical cabling plan to a datacenter technician. The script server fills-in a configuration template, and causes a configuration builder to apply a first networking configuration of the ToR switch, applies a second networking configuration to the datacenter switch, pushes the rack into production, completes a second networking configuration of the ToR switch, and pushes the rack into operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: OVH
    Inventors: Gaetan Trivino, Jeremie Denechaud, Guillaume Maurice Palmyre Pecourt
  • Patent number: 11188708
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments includes a communication circuit, a touch screen, at least one memory storing an application supporting an RCS, and at least one processor. The at least one processor is configured to control the electronic device to: receive an RCS message from an external device through the communication circuit using the application; identify whether the RCS message is a first type or a second type based on data included in a header of the RCS message; identify a first layout object from the RCS message based on identifying that the message is the first type; identify whether each of second objects under the first layout object is a content object or a layout object indicating relative positions of a plurality of contents provided by the content object to be displayed on the touch screen; and display the plurality of contents based on the relative positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daewoong Kim, Jaehyun Kim, Sungwoo Cho, Yunseok Hyun
  • Patent number: 11184184
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a computer system, a sound assistance method for a Web conference, and a program which can easily perform a conversation without setting a dedicated microphone. The computer system, which performs sound assistance for a Web conference system by using a microphone of a user terminal other than a terminal used in a Web conference, is configured to connect the Web conference system to the user terminal for a data communication, acquire a sound from the microphone of the user terminal, synthesize Web conference data from the Web conference system and the acquired sound, and output synthetic data after synthesizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: OPTIM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunji Sugaya
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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