Polycom Patent Applications

MEASURING POWER CONSUMPTION OF CIRUIT COMPONENT OPERATING IN ULTRA-LOW POWER MODE

Granted: January 29, 2015
Application Number: 20150028887
By powering an electronic component operating in an ultra-low power mode from a pre-charged measuring capacitor and measuring the time to discharge the capacitor to a trip voltage level, measurement data can be obtained. In some implementations, the capacitance of the capacitor can be obtained by adding a known current to the unknown current drawn from the capacitor and calculating the capacitance using a mathematical formula.

MEASURING POWER CONSUMPTION OF CIRUIT COMPONENT OPERATING IN RUN MODE

Granted: January 29, 2015
Application Number: 20150028898
A sense resistor is coupled between a power source and one or more power pins of an integrated circuit (IC) chip including a circuit component (e.g., a microcontroller unit (MCU)). An on-chip amplifier (e.g., a programmable gain amplifier or op-amp) amplifies the voltage drop over the sense resistor to a level that is within the dynamic range of an on-chip analog-to-digital converter (ADC). In some implementations, the measured signals can be time-stamped and stored in a trace buffer and…

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHARING CONTENT IN VIDEOCONFERENCING

Granted: November 27, 2014
Application Number: 20140347435
Content presented in association with a transmitting endpoint is obtained by the transmitting endpoint and transmitted to a receiving endpoint of a videoconference, along with associated information regarding interaction of a presenter with the content at the transmitting side. The receiving endpoint presents the presented content obtained from the transmitting endpoint similar to the presentation format at the transmitting side. Where the original presentation format is not suitable for…

Method and System for Switching Between Video Streams in a Continuous Presence Conference

Granted: November 13, 2014
Application Number: 20140333715
A media relay conferencing system includes a media relay multipoint control unit and a media relay endpoint that handle needs for Intra frames in an efficient way, improves the conferees experience, and reduces the load on the resources associated with that media relay videoconference by reducing the number of Intra frames and lowering the impact of Intra frames when they are needed. In some embodiments, when a requiring media relay endpoint requests an Intra frame for a video stream…

IMMERSIVE TELEPRESENCE ANYWHERE

Granted: September 18, 2014
Application Number: 20140267545
A conferencing peripheral for use with a mobile device or laptop or desktop computer can include one or more of projectors, cameras, microphones, and speakers. Such a device can work with the mobile device to provide a higher quality conferencing experience than has been provided to date by projecting a substantially full size, high resolution, image of conference participants onto a screen or wall and by providing microphones, speakers, and sufficient audio processing to provide high…

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A VIRTUAL CAFETERIA

Granted: September 18, 2014
Application Number: 20140267575
An incidental virtual meeting (IVM) system deployed in multiple rooms can be used to provide a “virtual cafeteria” allowing for incidental meetings and video conferences. Wall endpoints in each room may detect the presence of a person in a proximity to the IVM (wall) endpoint and establish a connection to the associated wall endpoint in the other room, to allow unplanned meetings to occur. A room may have multiple wall endpoints, allowing the room to be connected to more than one…

LOUDSPEAKER ARRANGEMENT WITH ON-SCREEN VOICE POSITIONING FOR TELEPRESENCE SYSTEM

Granted: September 18, 2014
Application Number: 20140270302
A videoconferencing system has a plurality of displays arranged side-by-side. Top loudspeakers are arranged adjacent the tops of the displays, and bottom loudspeakers are arranged adjacent the bottoms of the displays. A control unit operatively coupled to the displays and the loudspeakers routes video to each of the displays and routes audio corresponding to each display to any of the top and bottom loudspeakers arranged adjacent the display. Thus, the top and bottom loudspeakers form a…

SPEECH FRAGMENT DETECTION FOR MANAGEMENT OF INTERACTION IN A REMOTE CONFERENCE

Granted: September 18, 2014
Application Number: 20140278399
A conferencing system and method involves conducting a conference between endpoints. The conference can be a videoconference in which audio data and video data are exchanged or can be an audio-only conference. Audio of the conference is obtained from one of the endpoints, and speech is detected in the obtained audio. The detected speech is analyzed to determine that the detected speech constitutes a speech fragment, and an indicia indicative of the determined speech fragment is…

Home Videoconferencing System

Granted: September 11, 2014
Application Number: 20140253665
A home videoconferencing system interfaces with traditional set-top boxes and typical home A/V equipment. The system includes a camera, a microphone, and a codec module. The module can couple to a modem connected to a television network and can couple to a display and a set-top box. Alternatively, the module can connect to a network for exchanging videoconference data and can connect between the set-top box and the display. The set-top box can connect to the television network on its…

Methods and System for Simulated 3D Videoconferencing

Granted: September 4, 2014
Application Number: 20140247321
A system and method for manipulating images in a videoconferencing session provides users with a 3-D-like view of one or more presented sites, without the need for 3-D equipment. A plurality of cameras may record a room at a transmitting endpoint, and the receiving endpoint may select one of the received video streams based upon a point of view of a conferee at the receiving endpoint. The conferee at the receiving endpoint will thus experience a 3-D-like view of the presented site.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HANDLING CONTENT IN VIDEOCONFERENCING

Granted: August 14, 2014
Application Number: 20140225982
A technique allows delivering content in a videoconference among a plurality of conferees in multiple quality levels. Content distributed from a multipoint control unit that is connected to an endpoint that delivers the content to receiving endpoints may have two or more quality levels. The quality level can be adapted to the capabilities of the receiving endpoints and the current quality of the connection that is used to deliver the content toward the receiving endpoints. The quality…

AUTOMATED CALENDARED CONFERENCE RESCHEDULING AND FORWARDING

Granted: August 14, 2014
Application Number: 20140229219
Systems and methods are disclosed to automatically rescheduling and optionally transferring audio/video conferences when a conference runs longer than its previously allocated time. The disclosed relocation process incorporates one or more of a plurality of input sources such as electronic calendars, face/voice recognition systems, proximity systems, enterprise maps, and/or resource databases to assist in schedule adjustments. For example, if it is determined a meeting is running long…

MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION CONTROL UNIT AS A SECURE DEVICE FOR MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION BETWEEN LAN USERS AND OTHER NETWORK USERS

Granted: June 26, 2014
Application Number: 20140181318
A system and method for providing multimedia communication between a firewall protected, LAN based endpoint and an endpoint that is external to the LAN. A logical port of a multimedia communications control unit is attached to the LAN behind the firewall. Another logical port of the multimedia communications control unit is attached to the external endpoint. Multimedia communication data, consisting of call management data and media data, can be exchanged between the endpoints via the…

FAR FIELD NOISE SUPPRESSION FOR TELEPHONY DEVICES

Granted: May 29, 2014
Application Number: 20140148224
Noise suppression systems and methods suppress far field noise in a microphone signal. A telephony system includes a main microphone and a reference microphone. In one example, the main microphone and the reference microphone can be located in the same device. In another example, the main microphone and the reference microphone can be located in two separate devices. A DSP can use the reference microphone signal to carry out suppression of far field noise in the main microphone signal.…

Configurable Audio Transmitter Circuitry

Granted: May 22, 2014
Application Number: 20140140542
Audio transmitter circuitry is disclosed that is configurable into different modes by the user, and can output either a differential or single-ended audio signal on two signal wires. Depending on the mode, the transmitter deals with noise on the signal wires by adjusting the input resistance that such noise sees looking into the transmitter. If the transmitter is configured in a differential mode, the input resistance looking back into the transmitter from the perspective of the noise on…

Video Conferencing Method and Device Thereof

Granted: May 1, 2014
Application Number: 20140118471
A method of video conferencing among two or more video conference endpoints is provided, wherein the method comprises steps of: processing media data of the video conference into unified coding formats while switching media data of the video conference between the two or among more video conference endpoints; and saving the processed media data into recording files of continuous presence mode and lecture mode, wherein the recording file of continuous presence mode saves media data…

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZING AUDIO AND VIDEO STREAMS IN MEDIA RELAY CONFERENCING

Granted: May 1, 2014
Application Number: 20140118473
A novel technique allows synchronizing a plurality of audio and video streams received at a receiving media relay endpoint via an intermediate node, such as a media relay multipoint control unit. The received streams were generated by a plurality of transmitting media relay endpoints and been relayed to the plurality of receiving media relay endpoints via the intermediate node, but are seen as being using a single time domain, in terms of wall clock and manipulated timestamps, while…

BORON AND FLUORINE-FREE GLASS FIBER COMPOSITES

Granted: April 24, 2014
Application Number: 20140113799
This invention discloses a kind of boron and fluorine-free fiberglass composite with its characteristic that it has the following compounds under particular mix ratio: SiO2, Al2O3, SiO2+Al2O3, CaO, MgO, TiO2, ZnO, Na2O+K2O and Fe2O3. The preferential process of this invention is: selection of mineral?grinding of mineral?compounding as per ratio?melting in furnace?outflow from platinum bushing?fiberizing?coating of infiltrating liquid?protofilament drying. Compared with the traditional E…

Videoconferencing System Having Adjunct Camera for Auto-Framing and Tracking

Granted: February 20, 2014
Application Number: 20140049595
A videoconference apparatus and method coordinates a stationary view obtained with a stationary camera to an adjustable view obtained with an adjustable camera. The stationary camera can be a web camera, while the adjustable camera can be a pan-tilt-zoom camera. As the stationary camera obtains video, faces of participants are detected, and a boundary in the view is determined to contain the detected faces. Absence and presences of motion associated with the detected face is used to…

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONDUCTING VIDEO CONFERENCES OF DIVERSE PARTICIPATING DEVICES

Granted: January 30, 2014
Application Number: 20140028788
A novel universal bridge (UB) can handle and conduct multimedia multipoint conferences between a plurality of MREs and LEPs without using an MRM, an MCU and a gateway. Further, a UB can be configured to allocate and release resources dynamically according to the current needs of each conferee and the session.