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9118801 Optimizing video-call quality of service  
Techniques to optimize video-call communications are disclosed. The link quality capability of a wireless video-call session and the requirements of the video-call session are determined. The link...
9041763 Method for establishing video conference  
A method for establishing a video conference is provided. The method is applied in a video conferencing system. The system has a first electronic device, a second electronic device, a third...
9035990 Method and system for providing continuous presence video in a cascading conference  
Disclosed herein are methods and systems for providing continuous presence video stream in a cascading video conference, i.e., a video conference that is conducted over more than one MCU. A...
9035995 Method and apparatus for widening viewing angle in video conferencing system  
A method and apparatus for widening a viewing angle in a video conferencing system are provided. The apparatus for widening a viewing angle in a video conferencing system includes: generating...
9035993 Method and system for bypassing an anchor point  
An approach for splitting a communication data stream into an audio data stream and a video data stream, anchoring the audio data stream at an anchor point within a network, and bypassing...
9030520 Automatic camera selection for videoconferencing  
In videoconference camera selection, audio inputs associated with cameras for a videoconference are each processed into first and second audio energies respectively for first and second frequency...
9030521 Methods and systems for transmitting video messages to mobile communication devices  
Methods and systems for managing messaging are described. An illustrative messaging system includes a processor and a content database storing video content and/or other content, and a user...
9026175 Electronic device, method of controlling the same, and program  
An electronic device that is accessible to a first storage medium that has no communication function and a second storage medium that has a communication function and is detachable to the device,...
9024996 Pan-tilt mechanism for a video conferencing camera  
A pan-tilt mechanism for a video conferencing camera may be provided. The pan-tilt mechanism may comprise a base, a bracket, a tilt motor, and a pan motor. The tilt motor may be fixed to the base...
9025001 Apparatus and method to switch a video call to an audio call  
An apparatus and method to control transmission of a sequence of a video call or communication. An individual participating in a video call or communication can shade a video input port of a...
9024993 System and method for automatically managing participation at a meeting or conference  
A participant managing system which identifies potential invitees to a conference. A storage means maintains storing records of associations of persons at least one or more key words. During the...
9024994 Method, apparatus and system for incorporating voice or video communication into a television or compatible audio capable visual display  
Voice or video communication is incorporated into a television or compatible audio capable visual display by routing a television signal through a communication interface apparatus connected to a...
9024995 Video calling using a remote camera device to stream video to a local endpoint host acting as a proxy  
A remote camera device is enabled to be used as a source of a video stream in a video call where the local endpoint host in the call, such as a TV, functions as a local endpoint proxy. The TV...
9019336 Making calls using an additional terminal  
A first terminal is coupled to a wide-area packet-based network and installed with first client application. One or more second terminals are coupled to the first terminal via a local wireless...
9019335 Abstracting bridge control in a videoconferencing system  
Controlling a bridge in a videoconferencing system through a remote endpoint. The endpoint may receive a generic menu-navigation user input command, such as a navigation command from a simple...
9014424 Tracking representations of indicator body parts  
The present invention relates to a method for tracking image sections which represent indicator body parts of a body in a process sequence of images, wherein changes in the position of the...
9013533 Video share model-based video fixing  
Systems and methods for model-based video fixing are disclosed. A video can be retrieved and analyzed to determine if any portion of the video can be represented by a model. If a portion that can...
9007421 Conference call user interface and methods thereof  
This disclosure relates to a conference call user interface and methods thereof. In one illustrative embodiment, the user interface provides a simple teleconferencing solution that allows a user...
9007418 Capturing video through a display  
An image is displayed from a transparent display according to a first signal. Light passing through the display is received, and a second signal is generated from the received light. A third...
9007415 Method and system for audio-video communications  
There is provided a system and method of audio-video communications including a plurality of end-user terminals coupled via a communications link. Each end-user terminal includes a video processor...
9007419 Audiovisual apparatus for reducing echo  
The present disclosure relates to an audiovisual apparatus, which includes an audiovisual capturing unit, an audiovisual broadcast unit, and a transmission cable module. The two ends of the...
9007420 Verifying presence of authorized persons during an electronic visitation  
An embodiment of an apparatus may include an image capture device configured to capture an image of a user in response to a request to initiate an electronic visitation session. The apparatus may...
9007426 Comparison-based selection of video resolutions in a video call  
A method that includes determining input-resolution parameters for an input resolution, receiving first and second output resolutions from an electronic device, wherein the first output resolution...
9007417 Body scan  
A depth image of a scene may be received, observed, or captured by a device. The depth image may then be analyzed to determine whether the depth image includes a human target. For example, the...
9007416 Local social conference calling  
Provided are systems and methods for communicating between mobile devices. Such methods involve establishing a communication session between the mobile devices using a local network, such as a...
9002326 System and method for providing notifications on a mobile device  
A method is provided which comprises, upon detecting a particular event, determining that a notification is to be provided for the particular event; and activating a light source acting as a...
9001179 Transmission terminal, transmission method, and computer-readable recording medium storing transmission program  
A transmission terminal transmits video data and display data of a screen shared with another transmission terminal to the other transmission terminal via a predetermined relay apparatus. The...
9001184 Apparatus and method for taking image and conducting video communication  
A method and an apparatus for taking an image and conducting video communication are provided. The image-taking and video communication apparatus includes a transparent display, a front camera,...
9001180 Multiple-participant customer service conference  
Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods and computer program products for receiving input to initiate a video conference with a first participant from a user; initiating the...
8994782 Local media rendering  
The invention involves local media rendering of a multi-party call, performed by a Client User Equipment (1). The media is encoded by each party in the call, and sent as a media stream to a Media...
8994774 Providing information to user during video conference  
A consumer electronics (CE) device is configured to execute a conferencing application for a user to audibly communicate with at least one other person at least through a first audible input...
8994773 Display apparatus  
A display apparatus including a main body, a display panel installed in the main body, a video call unit installed to the main body, a circuit board for control of the video call unit, and a cable...
8994771 Video phone kiosk with attractor and proximity sensing  
A Video Phone Kiosk system for providing audio and video phone calls, video mail, greeting cards, and custom, targeted, income generating advertising as well as establishing a platform for the...
8988556 Orientation-assisted object recognition  
A user attempting to obtain information about an object can capture image information including a view of that object, and the image information can be used with a matching or identification...
8989362 Method, system, and apparatus for overriding a ring back signal  
Overriding a ring back signal involves receiving a ring back signal at a communications apparatus from a communication network in response to a user-initiated connection request. The ring back...
8988478 Terminal and method for prompting service failure in the video telephone service  
A terminal and a method for prompting service failure in the video telephone service are disclosed, and the terminal comprises a processing module, a storing module and a setting module which are...
8988482 Apparatus and method for providing emotion expression service in mobile communication terminal  
A method and an apparatus for providing an emotion expression service in a mobile communication terminal are provided. The method includes performing a video call with another terminal,...
8988480 Use of an earpiece acoustic opening as a microphone port for beamforming applications  
A mobile multi-function device that includes a speaker, two or more microphones, and a beamformer processor is described. The beamformer processor uses the microphones to perform beamforming...
8982173 Methods, systems and program products for efficient communication of data between conference servers  
One embodiment of the invention is a videoconference system in which multiple users communicate video and audio data to one another over a data network. The example system comprises a first...
8982174 Video telephony system and control method thereof  
A video telephony system and a control method thereof are provided. The video telephony system includes a first mobile communication terminal and a second mobile communication terminal, wherein,...
8982177 System and method for whiteboard collaboration  
Disclosed is a method and tool for collaborating in a video conference using a non-electronically enhance whiteboard and without the use of electronically enhanced writing and/or pointing tools....
8976227 System and method for initiating video phone calls  
The disclosed embodiments include a system and method for initiating a video phone call using a standard phone device. For instance, in one embodiment, a method for initiating a video phone call...
8976217 Integrated module for wireless network and videoconference  
A wireless network and videoconference includes a circuit board, a wireless local area network (WLAN) interface, a videoconference interface, and a transmission interface. The WALN interface is...
8976221 Adaptable identification of relevant regions in live streams  
Systems and methods are disclosed for detecting when a video stream embedded within a region of another video stream contains copyrighted material. In one implementation, a computer system...
8970656 Static and dynamic video calling avatars  
A communication device may include logic configured to detect a request to initiate a video call by the user of the communication device; select an avatar for the video call, wherein the avatar...
8970657 Removing a self image from a continuous presence video image  
Upon receiving a continuous presence video image, an endpoint of a videoconference may identify its self image and replace the self image with other video data, including an alternate video image...
8970655 Reflective and refractive solutions to providing direct eye contact videoconferencing  
A videoconferencing unit for enhancing direct eye-contact between participants can include a curved fully reflective mirror to reflect the image of the near end to a camera. The curved mirror can...
8963693 System and method for controlling meeting resources  
A method of controlling a plurality of meeting room resources. The method includes initiating, via a host information handling system, an application, creating, via the application, a plurality of...
8963982 Communication system and method  
A method, client application and user terminal, the method including providing a packet-based communication system for conducting voice or video calls over a packet-based network and providing an...
8965452 Method for realizing user interface using camera and mobile communication terminal for the same  
A method for realizing a user interface using a camera module and a mobile communication terminal for the same. If a user makes a predetermined motion in a state in which the camera module of the...