|PAGEBITES, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140033284||METHOD FOR USER AUTHENTICATION - A method for verifying an identity of a user includes (a) receiving a request for an identification phrase from a user associated with a user account; (b) selecting the phrase from a pool of phrases and associating the phrase with the user account; (c) sending the phrase to the user; (d) receiving a video recording showing a person reading one or more phrases aloud, and (e) verifying that a phrase read by the person in the video recording corresponds to the selected phrase. A third party may desire verification of the user's identity. The method confirms to the third party the user's identity based on whether or not the phrase read aloud in the video recording matches the randomly selected phrase associated with the user account.||01-30-2014|
|20130290451||METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LIMITING UNWANTED ON-LINE COMMUNICATION - A method for controlling unwelcome communication among a network of users (a) maintains for each user an account to which communication units are credited by the network according to a schedule; and (b) for each user that initiates communication with a respondent user, the network (i) determines whether or not the account of the initiator user holds greater than a predetermined number of communication units; and (ii) when the account is determined to hold greater than the predetermined number of communicating units, deducts from the account of the initiator user the predetermined number of communication units, and allows the initiated communication to proceed.||10-31-2013|
|20130085836||METHOD FOR UNRESTRICTED COMMUNICATION BETWEEN USERS IN A SOCIAL MEDIUM OR NETWORK - A method allows participants of a social medium or network to unrestricted communication with each other (i.e., without first requiring a pre-established connection or relationship between the communicating participants), without an unacceptable risk of unwanted or unwelcomed communications. The method includes (a) allocating to each member an allocation of community currency units; (b) representing all members of the community in a graph in which each member is represented as a node and established relationships among the members are represented as edges; and (c) when a first member initiates an electronic communication with a second member, (i) evaluating a cost of the electronic communication by a measure that takes into consideration available paths in the graph that exist between the first member and the second member, (ii) modifying the cost of the electronic communication according to a set of pre-determined factors; (iii) deducting from the first member's allocation of community currency units the modified cost of the electronic communication; and (iv) effectuating the electronic communication.||04-04-2013|
|20130084902||APPLICATION OF MORSE CODE OR OTHER ENCODING METHOD TO INSTANT MESSAGING AND INCOMING CALLS ON MOBILE DEVICES - A method for announcing arrival of an electronic communication in a wireless mobile device includes: (a) receiving from a wireless interface of the mobile device data corresponding to the arrival of the electronic communication; (b) processing the received data to extract therefrom identification of information, the identification information including an identity of a sender or caller; (c) encoding the extracted identification in an encoding scheme suitable for being played physically in an actuator of the mobile device; and (d) providing the encoded identification to a driver for the actuator of the mobile device. The identification information may further include a subject of the electronic communication. The encoding scheme may be, for example, a form of Morse code. The encoded identification may therefore be expressed by an alphabet represented by segments of audible tone of various durations to be played by the audio system of the mobile device. Alternatively, the encoded identification may be expressed by an alphabet represented by modulated segments of vibration of various durations to be played by a vibration generator in the mobile device.||04-04-2013|
|20120140918||SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ECHO REDUCTION IN AUDIO AND VIDEO TELECOMMUNICATIONS OVER A NETWORK - A method and a system use an intermediate server to process the communication between two parties, so as to eliminate echoes between them. The server performs echo cancellation in a network-based voice communication system handling a large number of conversations. In one implementation, the server allocates two echo cancellation modules to each conversation, with each echo cancellation module including (a) a communication interface for communicating with a client program associated with the echo cancellation module; (b) a first buffer for storing audio data received from the client program for transmission to another echo cancellation module; (c) a second buffer for storing audio data received from the other echo cancellation module for transmitting to the associated client program; and (d) a set of filters using the audio data in both the first buffer and the second buffer to cancel echoes in the audio data in the second buffer.||06-07-2012|
Patent applications by PAGEBITES, INC.