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20130083149METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE PEER RESOURCE POOLING - An approach is provided for generating a composite signal. A plurality of media signals are received over a wireless communication network from a plurality of mobile devices. One or more of the received media signals are selected according to a criterion. A composite signal is generated from the selected media signals.04-04-2013
20110181681METHOD, SYSTEM AND MOBILE DEVICE FOR CALL SWITCHING SERVICE - A method, system and device for call switching between a mobile device using a mobile communication network and any data communication equipment using other type of communication network without any disconnection of a on ongoing call is provided. In a method for a call switching service, the first and second mobile devices establish wireless communication channels with the mobile communication network, respectively. The first mobile device transfers a call to specific data communication equipment. The mobile communication network establishes a call channel between the specific data communication equipment to which the call is transferred and the second mobile device that is not transferring the call to the specific data communication equipment.07-28-2011
20100097439MOBILE TELEPHONY SYSTEM COMPRISING HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAY - A mobile telephony system comprising a calling party mobile telephone with an imaging system and a display. The imaging system is operable to capture an image of the calling party. The calling party mobile telephone sends an image of the calling party to a called party mobile telephone over a wireless link, and the called party mobile telephone locally generates a holographic reconstruction of the calling party using a holographic display that is encoded with a hologram. An advantage is that a mobile telephone call may be held in which one party views a holographic reconstruction of the other party.04-22-2010
20090009584WIRELESS IMAGE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION DEVICE - A wireless image signal transmission device includes a wireless receiving and sending unit, an image-obtaining unit, and a control unit. The image-obtaining unit is used for obtaining an image signal. The control unit is electrically connected between the wireless receiving and sending unit and the image-obtaining unit. The control unit includes an image-processing unit, a plurality of first expanding interface units, and a core unit. The core unit is electrically connected with the image-processing unit and the first expanding interface unit so that the image-processing unit processes the image data received by the first expanding interface unit and converts the processed image data into a wireless network signal. Next, the wireless receiving and sending unit transmits the wireless network signal to the application system. Thereby, it is easy to integrate the system and can be applied to a variety of application fields.01-08-2009
20090122130Video communication system, terminal, and image converter - Image input device (05-14-2009
20100073453METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR VISUAL VOICE CALLS - In an exemplary method, at least one telephony attribute associated with a voice call directed from a client communication subsystem to a voice network identifier is detected. Visual content that has been predefined as being associated with the at least one telephony attribute is identified. A request for the visual content is initiated in response to the detecting step. The visual content is received, in response to the initiating step, for display at the client communication subsystem.03-25-2010
20130033563MULTIPOINT CONFERENCE METHOD THAT DOES NOT USE A SERVER - Disclosed are different terminals involved in a conference and arranged in a tree topology. Each terminal stores a list of participating terminals, the types of media streams of each terminal, and a media diagram referring to the processing actions of the terminals, in order to allow the conference to be conducted without a server and in a self-organized manner, providing fault tolerance such that the conference as a whole can overcome the failure of any of the participating terminals, allowing the conference to be reconfigured when a user leaves the same, either because it ceases to respond owing to a problem in the terminal or because the user so desires.02-07-2013
20130033562METHOD AND APPARATUS USING AN INTEGRATED FEMTOCELL AND RESIDENTIAL GATEWAY DEVICE - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method at a residential gateway device that registers at least one mobile phone number with the residential gateway device via a femtocell integrated with the residential gateway device when a mobile device associated with the at least one mobile phone number is within range of the femtocell, registers at least one voice over internet protocol phone number with the residential gateway device, and selectively receives and makes calls using one of a set top box registered with the residential gateway device, the mobile device registered with the femtocell, a voice over internet protocol phone corresponding to the at least one voice over internet protocol phone number. Other embodiments are disclosed.02-07-2013
20100066804REAL TIME VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - Novel tools and techniques for providing video calling solutions. In some such solutions, a video calling device resides functionally inline between a set-top box and a television set. Such solutions can provide, in some cases, high performance video calling, high video quality, simplified installation, configuration and/or use, and/or the ability to enjoy video calling in an inclusive, comfortable environment, such as a family room, den, or media room.03-18-2010
20120182379Method, Application Server and System for Privacy Protection in Video Call - The present invention discloses a method, an application server and a system for privacy protection in a video call, which are applied in a video call between a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the method includes: judging whether to perform privacy protection on the first terminal; and when determining to perform privacy protection on the first terminal, playing a substitute video in a media server as a video of the first terminal to the second terminal. Using the method, the application server and the system disclosed by the present invention when performing a video call between the first terminal and the second terminal not only avoids leakage of a user's own privacy and embarrassment, but also guarantees a normal operation of the video call, thus improving the convenience of 3G services.07-19-2012
20120182378MOBILE MICROPHONE SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method centrally controls communication at a single venue. A central communications point with a moderator is provided. User information, at least at the venue, is provided to users for transmitting electronic signals to the central communication point. The moderator enables at least one electronic communication transmission from a user who has access to the central communication point to have at least part of the transmission broadcast at the venue or allow open communication from the user to be broadcast at the venue.07-19-2012
20130070043VEHICLE DRIVER MONITOR AND A METHOD FOR MONITORING A DRIVER - A method and a monitor for monitoring a driver of a vehicle, the monitor includes: multiple sensors coupled to at least one vehicle element or integrated with at least one vehicle element; a processor for: receiving physiological information relating to the driver from the multiple sensors; detecting, based on the physiological information, a health problem of the driver, an awareness level of the driver and a stress level of the driver; determining a selected action to be performed based on the detection, wherein the action is selected from a list consisting of: establishing a call to a remote assistance site, transmitting the physiological information to a remote assistance site, generating an audio alert, and generating a visual alert; and assisting in a completion of the selected action.03-21-2013
20130070044Communication Systems - An integrated home health system includes a television-based patient station, a first provider station for providing telemedicine or other healthcare services to a patient located at the patient station, a second provider station for providing caregiver services to the patient, a third provider station for providing emergency response services to the patient and a system management station coupled together by a data network. In addition to various management operations performed on behalf of the integrated home health system, the system management station is further configured to provide various home health services to the patient located at the patient station, either alone, or in conjunction with one or more of the first, second and/or third provider stations.03-21-2013
20130088560Integrated Devices for Multimedia Content Delivery and Video Conferencing - A receiver device for use in conjunction with an MCDN includes a computer readable storage resource, a controller to execute stored instructions, a network interface coupling the device to the MCDN, and a decoder to decode streaming multimedia content received via the network interface. The receiver includes a remote control interface to detect a remote control command from a remote control device and a handset interface to communicate audio data with a handset device. A local video interface receives video data from a camera or other local video resource. The stored instructions include, a remote control application to execute remote control commands, a handset module to communicate audio date with the handset device, and a session initiation module to establish a video conferencing session. A video conferencing module integrates the audio data and the video data and communicates the integrated data via the video conferencing session.04-11-2013
20090303310METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING VIDEO CALL SERVICE AND VIDEO INTERWORKING GATEWAY DEVICE - A video interworking gateway device, a system and method for implementing a video phone call service are provided, which processes the service when a call object changes if the call is not disconnected. The system includes a video interworking gateway device, a broadband resource device and a bearer connection device. The video interworking gateway device negotiates with a calling H.12-10-2009
20090303309MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING VIDEO DATA IN VIDEO TELEPHONY SYSTEM - A method for transmitting video data in a video telephony system includes generating an intra frame at a first interval, transmitting the intra frame to a receiving terminal, and generating the intra frame at a second interval if data transmission with the receiving terminal is possible. The first interval may be shorter than the second interval.12-10-2009
20130057640CONTENT DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM - A system is adapted to manage the distribution of content to one or more cooperating media/substrates. The system receives data representative of environment conditions for one or more cooperating media/substrates adapted to display digital content. The media/substrates may be located in public spaces. The system compares the received data representative of environment conditions with selection criteria to identify content for distribution to the media/substrates. The selected content is distributed to the one or more cooperating media/substrates.03-07-2013
20130057638MOBILE VIDEO CALLS - A mobile device, and a method and computer program product for displaying a streaming video image at the mobile device during a packet based video call via a channel established over a wireless communication network, the method includes receiving a speed indication of the mobile device and sending said indication to a communication client application; and responsive to receiving said indication, the communication client application is configured to limit the amount of information in the streaming video image that is supplied for display on a display of the mobile device during the video call when the speed of the mobile device is greater than, or equal to, a first predetermined speed threshold.03-07-2013
20130057639System & Method for Real-Time Video Communications - Systems and methods for video communication services are presented herein. In particular, systems and methods in which multiple participants can simultaneously create and share video in real-time are presented herein. Other systems and methods are also presented herein.03-07-2013
20090284579METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSFERRING A CONFERENCE BETWEEN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND A CONFERENCING TERMINAL - A conferencing system for an enterprise is disclosed. The conferencing system allows a user conducting a communication session on a personal communication device to transfer the communication session to a local conferencing device. The conferencing system prompts the personal communication device with an option to transfer the communication session to the conferencing device. The system obtains contact information for a multimedia endpoint associated with the remote communication device and initiates a connection between the local conferencing device and the remote multimedia endpoint. The system can also transfer a communication session from a local conferencing device to a portable communication device.11-19-2009
20110012987METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONNECTING VIDEO CALL IN DUAL STANDBY MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMAINAL - A method and apparatus for video call connection in a dual standby mobile communication system are provided. A method for video call connection in a dual standby mobile communication terminal including a dual Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card includes, when a paging signal requesting a video call is received from a network, identifying a system in which a first SIM card corresponding to the video call is camping, and, when the first SIM card is camping in a 2nd Generation (2G) system, identifying a system in which a second SIM card is camping, and, when the second SIM card is camping in a 3rd Generation (3G) system, requesting the network to forward the video call to the second SIM card.01-20-2011
20130063541DATA DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS, DATA DISTRIBUTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - This technique relates to a data distribution apparatus, a data distribution method, and a program capable of selecting stream data required by a portable terminal from among multiple stream data, and distributing the stream data.03-14-2013
20120224020SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSISTING AN AGENT IN A CONTACT CENTER - Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system and method for assisting a service representative an enterprise. A device operated by an agent and a mobile communication device operated by an expert may be associated by a registration at a server. An indication of required assistance may be provided to the mobile communication device. The mobile communication device may included in a session already including a device operated by the agent and a device operated by a customer.09-06-2012
20130063540METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HANDOVER OF VIDEO CALLS FROM A PACKET SWITCHED NETWORK TO A CIRCUIT SWITCHED NETWORK IN A SINGLE RADIO ENVIRONMENT - A method and system for handover of a video call from a packet switched network to a circuit switched network by a first network entity associated with the packet switched network in a single radio environment is provided. A need to perform a video single radio voice call continuity (vSRVCC) handover from a packet switched network to a circuit switched network is detected during a video call session in the packet switched network. Accordingly, a vSRVCC handover request is transtnitted to a second network entity associated with the circuit switched network for performing the vSRVCC handover of the video call session where the vSRVCC handover request includes vSRVCC capabilities of a user equipment (UE) associated with the video call session.03-14-2013
20130063538METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING DEVICE ANGLE IMAGE CORRECTION - An approach for providing device angle image correction. An image (e.g., still or moving) of a subject is captured via a camera of a mobile device. One or more geometrics parameters associated with the subject are determined in relation to the mobile device. One or more camera parameters for the mobile device are also determined. An image correction scheme is applied to the image based on the camera parameters and the geometrics parameters to output a modified image.03-14-2013
20130063539SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A signal processing apparatus includes: an audio separator that separates audios into a first audio and a second audio using two inputted audio signals; an audio combiner that combines the first audio with the second audio based on proportions of the audios separated by the audio separator; and an image combiner that combines a first image corresponding to the first audio with a second image corresponding to the second audio based on the proportions of the audios separated by the audio separator.03-14-2013
20130162750VIDEO AUGMENTED TEXT CHATTING - A method and a system for initiating a video session between parties while the parties are engaged in a text chat session. The method includes the steps of: reaching consent between the parties to engage in a video session while in a text chat session; identifying user activity associated with the text chat session; and automatically activating a video session with the other party when the user is actively associated with the text chat session.06-27-2013
20090009585WLAN Communications System - A wireless local area network audio and video communication system with mobile units is provided, wherein mobile units are operated in a power saving mode and become active at selected intervals corresponding to the duration of audio and video signals forming audio and video data packets. In a preferred arrangement the mobile units have a digital signal processor that operates at different clock rates during different portions of the intervals.01-08-2009
20120113209Non-Interference Field-of-view Support Apparatus for a Panoramic Facial Sensor - A support apparatus with adjustable mechanisms hold a spherical field-of-regard image and audio sensor assembly located at its distal end in front of a users face such that the user's fine focus field-of-view of the foreground is not blocked by the mast or the sensor assembly. Automated mechanisms rotate and extend the armature and sensor assembly into position for face-to-face panoramic hands-free video teleconferencing, gaming, or logging. A portable wired or wireless host electronic device with a personal assistant application and sensor correlation system interactively communicates with support apparatus circuitry and servos, imagery, audio, eye and ROI tracking, neural, and user input and feedback systems to orchestrate responses to a local or remote user. A sensor assembly includes a VLSIC multi-ROI processing system with integrated camera and display that hides the assembly and provides information to a user or onlooker.05-10-2012
20120236104Mobile Terminal and Method for Informing User's Location - The present invention discloses a method for user position notification and a mobile terminal thereof. The mobile terminal includes: an acquisition module configured for acquiring videophone images and mobile terminal position information; a transmitter module configured for concurrently transmitting the video phone images and position information to the call opposite end of the mobile terminal. The present invention enables the user to acquire the position and video images of the opposite end at the same time, and therefore improves satisfaction of the user.09-20-2012
20100315479System to freely configure video conferencing camera placement - Embodiments of the present invention are directed to cordless video conferencing camera adaptors and video conferencing systems including the camera adaptors. Embodiments of the present invention overcome some of the inherent problems of known video conferencing products by being a part of a portable and configurable video conferencing system, which can be used in various meeting rooms, laboratories, training rooms, and conference halls. For example, embodiments of the invention allow use of low cost (e.g., under $100) cameras to provide any angle of video coverage in any conference room setting.12-16-2010
20100007712VIDEO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DUAL STANDBY MOBILE TERMINAL - A video communication apparatus and method for a multi-standby mobile terminal is provided for accomplishing video communication using two communication modules supporting two different communication systems. The video communication apparatus for the multi-standby mobile terminal includes a first communication module which establishes a voice channel with a counterpart mobile terminal for exchanging voice signals via a first communication network and a second communication module which establishes a video channel with the counterpart mobile terminal for exchanging video signals via a second communication network.01-14-2010
20100066803Bilingual communication system - Embodiments of the present invention include a system, apparatus and method for addressing the need of remotely providing live interpretation to location-specific sites in a timely manner. The system for bilingual communication includes a means to allow a first communicating party and a second communicating party to electronically communicate where the first party and second party communicate in different languages for a group consisting of all spoken languages and sign language. Either or both parties may be more than one person. Communication is made in at least a first location-specific site and is made in a timely manner through a remote third party live interpreter.03-18-2010
20110292160CONFIGURING OUTPUT ON A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - In one general sense, display of content communicated by a sender communication device to a destination communication device may be enabled by receiving, at a destination communication device, content to be displayed by the destination communication device. Characteristics of a display of the received content by the destination communication device may be algorithmically identified in accordance with display configuration settings for the destination communication device. Based on the identified characteristics, at least one change to be made to capture configuration settings at a capturing communication device used to capture the received content may be identified. At least one alternative capture configuration setting may be communicated to the capturing communication device. Content that is captured by the capturing communication device is received at the destination communications device based on the alternative capture configuration setting communicated.12-01-2011
20110216153DIGITAL CONFERENCING FOR MOBILE DEVICES - The present embodiments may relate to video conferencing. A conferencing gateway receives a video signal from one or more conferencing devices that are participating in a video conference. The video signal is adjusted to conform to the one or more mobile conferencing device specifications, such as display size, resolution, frame rate, or bandwidth. The adjusted video signal is transmitted to a mobile conferencing device for display.09-08-2011
20120086767Rate Adaptation for Video Calling - Telecommunication devices are described herein that are configured to establish a video call and adapt frame rates at which video and audio frames of the video call are transmitted. The telecommunication devices adapt frame rates based at least on uplink and downlink link qualities of each telecommunication device. By adapting the frame rates, the telecommunication devices engage in a real-time exchange of the video and audio frames of the video call. A server is also described herein that is configured to conditionally establish a video call between telecommunication devices, to determine link qualities of the telecommunication devices, and to adapt frame rates based at least on the link qualities.04-12-2012
20100123768VIDEO-TELEPHONY TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING VIDEO-TELEPHONY TERMINAL - A video telephony terminal includes a session verification unit to verify whether stuffing data is received from a motion picture ring back tone (RBT) server and a terminating terminal with respect to a request for a video telephony connection, and a communication unit to perform the video telephony connection with the terminating terminal if reception of terminal side stuffing data is verified before reception of server side stuffing data associated with the motion picture RBT server is verified. A method for controlling a video telephony terminal includes performing a video telephony connection with the terminating terminal if terminal side stuffing data is received from the terminating terminal with respect to the request for a video telephony connection before a reception of the server side stuffing data associated with the motion picture RBT server is verified.05-20-2010
20080291260Portable video conferencing device - A portable video conferencing device includes a mobile computing device and an audio input device, a video camera, and at least one wireless radio chipset electrically linked to the mobile computing device. The video camera provides a video output stream and can execute commands received at the portable video conferencing device from a remote device.11-27-2008
20100039493Mobile video headset - A mobile video headset includes a housing adapted for being worn at an ear of a wearer, an audio unit adapted for communicatively linked to an electronic device for audio signal transmission, and a video unit including an image capturing device provided at the housing for capturing image at a point of view (POV) of the wearer when the housing is worn by the wearer, such that the image capturing device is operated in a hands free manner to capture image what the wearer sees.02-18-2010
20080266377Video Telephony Service Method in Mobile Communication Network - The video telephony service method includes the step of the mobile communication system, which stores profile information, setting up a call between culling and called mobile communication terminals; the step of the mobile communication system transmitting the profile information of the calling mobile communication terminal to the called mobile communication terminal, as the calling mobile communication terminal transmits the profile information thereof to the mobile communication system; the step of the called mobile communication terminal consulting the profile information, and transmitting a response signal to the mobile communication system after establishing conditions for video telephony if it is determined that video telephony is possible for a received profile, and the mobile communication system transmitting the response signal to the calling mobile communication terminal; and the step of the mobile communication system establishing a communication path between the calling and called mobile communication terminals.10-30-2008
20080266378MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE CAPABLE OF STORING VIDEO CHATTING LOG AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile communication device including a radio communication unit configured to establish a video telephony call between a first user of the mobile communication device and at least a second user of another communication device, a display unit configured to display a first image data of the first user and a second image data of the second user on the mobile communication device, and to display a chatting window on the mobile communication device when a video chatting service is selected such that the first and second users can perform a chatting operation in the chatting window, in which the first and second image data are transmitted/received through the video telephony call, a control unit configured to link chatting data displayed in the chatting window with at least one of the first image data of the first user and the second image data of the second user, and a memory unit configured to store the linked chatting data as a video chatting log.10-30-2008
20100123769METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING FAST SESSION OF VIDEO CALL AND TERMINAL - A terminal includes a communication unit to transmit a first custom message to a called terminal according to a video call request, and to receive a connect message from the called terminal; and a connection unit to setup a session for the video call with the called terminal, and if a second custom message is received from the called terminal, to replace the session with a fast session for a high-speed video call. A method for establishing the fast session of a video call includes transmitting the first custom message to the called terminal, receiving a connect message, setting up a session for the video call with the called terminal, and replacing the session with a fast session for a high-speed video call if a second custom message is received from the called terminal.05-20-2010
20100085414APPARATUS 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 identifying, by the mobile communication terminal performing a video call with a calling terminal, information of emotion expression in images received from the calling terminal, and generating, by the mobile communication terminal, an event corresponding to the identified information of emotion expression.04-08-2010
20090284577VIDEO TELEPHONE SYSTEM AND METHOD - Videophone systems and methods are provided, both for construction and use of videophones, as well as configuration thereof. A preferred system allows remote users to configure dialing options for a videophone user who may not have PC operation skills or access. A user receives their unit, connects it to the internet or network, and stored configuration data is automatically downloaded for presentation in a menu structure. Remote users may also upload multimedia data such as pictures for automatic download and display by the unit in a format such as a “digital picture frame” feature. A preferred videophone uses a television set for display and a universal remote to control both the television set and the videophone. The remote may have a microphone for receiving the audio portion of videophone calls, and for receiving audio for speech-to-text control of directory or internet search.11-19-2009
20090201359MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - A mobile terminal device includes an input unit for inputting addressee information data relevant to an addressee of a videophone communication including at least a phone number, a data storage unit for storing a plurality of the addressee information data inputted by the input unit in a group, a retrieval unit for retrieving one of plural groups stored in the data storage unit, a set unit for executing a retrieval process from the plural groups stored in the data storage unit using the retrieval unit based on the set addressee information data of the addressee after setting the addressee of the videophone communication to set the addressee corresponding to the addressee information data of the retrieved group as the addressee of the videophone communication, and a communication unit for executing the videophone communication based on the addressee information of the addressee of the videophone communication set by the set unit.08-13-2009
20090284580METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INITIATING A CONFERENCE BASED ON THE PROXIMITY OF A PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A conferencing system for an enterprise is disclosed. The conferencing system determines the location of a portable communication device within a premises and sends a prompt to the portable communication device announcing an option to initiate a communication session using local conferencing devices. In response to a request from the portable communication device, the system determines connection information for a remote endpoint and initiates a communication session between the local conferencing device and the remote endpoint.11-19-2009
20090278912MEDICAL AUDIO/VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - Two-way audiovideo communications are provided between a patient located in a room and a remotely located caregiver using a wireless handheld device, whereby the remotely located caregiver may remain accessible by patients and may remotely look-in on patients. A method includes: transmitting, to the wireless handheld device used by the caregiver, audiovideo of the patient recorded using a camera located in the room; transmitting, to the wireless handheld device used by the caregiver, audiovideo of the patient recorded using a microphone located in the room; and transmitting, to a speaker located in the room for playing to the patient, audio of the caregiver recorded using the wireless handheld device. The transmitting includes wireless communications between the camera and microphone located in the room, and a computerized controller running a software application including a graphic user interface by which the audiovideo communications between the patient and the caregiver are established.11-12-2009
20080291262VISUAL COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPRATUS - A visual communication method and apparatus that maintain a reliable video quality regardless of variation of source video data amount is provided. The visual communication method includes capturing a video image; filtering video data of a predetermined part of the video image; encoding the video image including filtered video data; and transmitting the encoded video image.11-27-2008
20090295904WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USE THEREWITH - An image of at least one object (12-03-2009
20110169908MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL THAT DELIVERS VIBRATION INFORMATION, AND METHOD THEREOF - A mobile communication terminal and a method for transferring vibration information are disclosed. The mobile communication terminal detects a movement of the mobile communication terminal caused by a user of the mobile communication terminal during a voice communication between the mobile communication terminal and a call partner terminal, generates vibration information corresponding to the movement of the mobile communication terminal, and transmits the generated vibration information to the call partner terminal, or receives vibration information generated by a call partner terminal during a voice communication between the mobile communication terminal and the call partner terminal and generates vibration corresponding to the movement of the call partner terminal, so as to enable the user of the mobile communication terminal and the call partner in communication with each other to share their emotion and feelings through the vibrations of the mobile communication terminal and the call partner terminal.07-14-2011
20120268550INTEGRATED CONTROL SYSTEM FOR FACILITIES USING A LOCAL AREA DATA COLLECTING AND RECORDING DEVICE - The present invention relates to an integrated control system for facilities using a local area data collecting and recording device. The present invention comprises: a CCTV/Web-Camera for taking moving images; a still camera for taking pictures; a data collection (DAQ) unit for collecting abnormal sounds; a hard disk for converting and synthesizing data signals into digital signals, and then storing the digital signals in a compressed file; a local data collecting and recording device; a wired and wireless communication network; a communication converter for conversion to a standard protocol; a distance central/local monitoring center server for performing monitoring; first and second monitors for observation; an analysis system for the precise analysis of an accident site; and an information provider for providing information to a local on-site worker, a manager and a department or agency concerned.10-25-2012
20120268549Wireless video conference system and multi-conference switching method thereof - The disclosure discloses a wireless video conference system, which comprises: a conference control module and a wireless conference switching module which are located at a system side, and a wireless video conference terminal module located in a wireless terminal, wherein the conference control module is configured, when a new conference is started, to send data information of the new conference and data information of an original conference to the wireless conference switching module; the wireless conference switching module is configured, when the new conference is started, to send a conference start instruction to the wireless terminal in a member list of the new conference, and to switch the wireless terminal to the new conference or maintain the wireless terminal in the original conference according to a conference switching instruction from the wireless terminal; and the wireless video conference terminal module is configured to receive the conference start instruction from the wireless conference switching module, and to send the conference switching instruction to the wireless conference switching module according to a choice of a user. The disclosure further discloses a multi-conference switching method in a wireless video conference system. By the disclosure, the multi-conference switching of the wireless terminal in the wireless video conference system is implemented.10-25-2012
20100103242VIDEO CALL DEVICE CONTROL - The invention concerns a method of controlling an electronic device (04-29-2010
20100103243METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA USING MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for efficiently transmitting and receiving image data of a drawn sketch using a mobile terminal is disclosed. The method for transmitting data in the mobile terminal includes enabling a data transmission input mode to be selected, and compressing image data up to an allowable text transmission size and transmitting the compressed image data if the data transmission input mode is an image mode. The data may further include time information, and the time information provides a relative time when images are generated. The data may further include an identifier for identifying various transmission modes or reception modes, and malfunction of the system can be prevented by the identifier.04-29-2010
20100103241REMOTE OBJECT RECOGNITION - The invention concerns a method of accessing information using a wireless mobile device (04-29-2010
20100060714DMB RECEIVING PORTABLE TERMINAL FOR HUMAN BODY COMMUNICATION, DMB TRANSMITTING METHOD THEREOF, AND HMD APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DMB RECEPTION USING HUMAN BODY COMMUNICATION - Provided are a DMB receiving portable apparatus for human body communication, a DMB transmitting method thereof, and an HMD apparatus and method for DMB reception using human body communication. The digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) receiving portable apparatus for human body communication includes: a DMB receiver adapted to perform DMB Rx signal processing on a DMB signal to convert the DMB signal into an audio/video signal, and transmit to a transmission electrode an intermediate frequency (IF) band broadcast signal or a transmission stream (TS) generated in the DMB Rx signal processing; and the transmission electrode adapted to apply the IF band broadcast signal or the TS to the human body as a DMB signal for human body communication.03-11-2010
20110267417MOBILE TELEPHONE - A mobile telephone, having a camera function, wherein the mobile telephone is designed, on an existing voice connection of the mobile telephone to the opposite station of another remote conversation partner, to carry out taking an image by camera and wirelessly sending the same to a target address based on the call number for the other remote conversation partner used for the conversation, by means of operating at least one given operating element of the mobile telephone.11-03-2011
20080278567Communication system, video signal transmission method, transmitter, transmitting method, receiver, and receiving method - A communication system includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter includes a video signal outputting unit for outputting an uncompressed video signal of a predetermined content, an identification information generating unit for generating identification information for identifying whether the predetermined content is a still picture content, and a transmitting unit for transmitting wirelessly the video signal outputted from the video signal outputting unit and the identification information generated in the identification information generating unit to the receiver. The receiver includes a receiving unit for receiving the video signal and the identification information transmitted wirelessly from the transmitter, a video signal processor for processing the video signal received in the receiving unit, and a controller for controlling an operation of the video signal processor based on the identification information received in the receiving unit.11-13-2008
20080291261MOBILE TERMINAL AND VIDEO TRANSMISSION METHOD THEREOF - A video communication-enabled mobile terminal and video transmission method thereof that are capable of applying various visual effects to a video image transmitted to a counterpart terminal are provided. The video transmission method of a mobile terminal includes establishing a video call according to a video call request and transmitting a transmission video image generated by applying at least one visual effect to a video image.11-27-2008
20080303888Electronic Equipment for a Communication System - The present invention relates to a method and an electronic equipment for reducing the set-up time required to establish video calls between handheld communication devices, wherein the method comprises the steps of detecting (12-11-2008
20080309750Method for Processing the Video Telephone Calling Based on the Mobile Communication Network - The present invention discloses a method for processing the video telephone calling based on the mobile communication network. A calling terminal initiates a video telephone calling to a called telephone terminal, and when said called terminal is ringing, the called user is entitled to determine whether to cut off the telephone calling; the called terminal receives a operating information that the called user can't proceed the video telephone, and sends a disconnecting message with a reason value that called party can't proceed the video telephone to a called party mobile switch; the called party mobile switch disconnects the communication between the called party mobile switch and the called terminal and transmits the disconnecting message to a calling party mobile switch; the calling party mobile switch disconnects the communication between the calling party mobile switch and the called party mobile switch and transmits the disconnecting message to the calling terminal; and the calling terminal disconnects the communication telephone between the calling terminal and the calling party mobile switch. The present invention expands the function of the mobile user terminal and is significant to the development of electronic commerce of the mobile video telephone user.12-18-2008
20080291263Communication system - When a line for communication of audio signals between first and second portable-telephone devices through a first portable-telephone base station, a second portable-telephone base station and a portable-telephone line network has been connected, IP addresses are exchanged. The IP addresses are required for communicating image data by first and second terminal adapters associated with the first and second portable-telephone devices respectively through an OCN. Image data is then-transmitted to the IP addresses received in the communication through the OCN. To put it concretely, an image of the user of the first portable-telephone device is transmitted by the first terminal adapter through the OCN to the IP address of-the second terminal adapter to be displayed by a second television receiver associated with the second terminal adapter. By the same token, an image of the user of the second portable-telephone device is transmitted by the second terminal adapter through the OCN to the IP address of the first terminal adapter to be displayed by a first television receiver associated with the first terminal adapter. Thus, by merely taking a portable-telephone device to a place like a store selling home electrical appliances including a television11-27-2008
20100321465Method, System and Computer Program Product for Mobile Telepresence Interactions - A method, system and computer program product includes transmitting, at least partially over a first wireless link from a first mobile communications client to at least one server, a first request for creating a first telepresence session. Transmitting, at least partially over the first wireless link from the first mobile communications client to the at least one server, telepresence information comprising at least a list of attendees and a scheduled time. Acknowledging the at least one server receiving a second request, transmitted at least partially over a second wireless link from a second mobile communications client to the at least one server, to join the first telepresence session. Engaging in a real-time telepresence session, created by the first request and the second request, at the scheduled time, wherein users of the first mobile communications client and the second mobile communications client are enabled to participate in telepresence interactions.12-23-2010
20130215212Mobile phone videoconferencing with incoming mobile phone calls made to different mobile phone number profiles - There appears to be a growing need to have a mobile phone support virtual profiles of other mobile phone lines that one user may have. The authors of this document recently proposed a solution called The Mobile Phone with Multiple Mobile Phone Number Profiles. This solution enables a mobile phone to completely assume the identity of other mobile phone numbers through virtual mobile phone number profiles. At this time, the authors of this document is proposing an enhancement to this solution. The enhancement allows a user involved in a video conference call on a mobile phone profile to accept incoming calls that are made to different mobile phone number profiles. The main catalyst for such an enhancement is ease of use.08-22-2013
20080239061FIRST PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - In accordance with this invention, there is provided a first portable communication device for communicating with a second portable communication device, the first portable communication device including a communication module for transmitting and receiving video and audio information; an electronic display; a first image capture device for capturing an image of a first scene; a second image capture device for capturing an image of a second scene different from the first scene and way that is responsive to a user command for transmitting images of either the first or second scene or a combination thereof to the second portable communication device.10-02-2008
20090002479Methods and terminals that control avatars during videoconferencing and other communications - Methods and associated wireless communication terminals are disclosed that control the display of avatars on communication terminals. A person's portrait characteristics are identified in a video stream from a video source. A portrait command is selected among a plurality of portrait commands that are known to the recipient communication terminal in response to the identified person's portrait characteristics in the video stream. The selected portrait command is transmitted to a recipient communication terminal. The recipient communication terminal can then modify a displayed avatar in response to received portrait command.01-01-2009
20090086011METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A QUICK START CAMERA APPLICATION IN A CAMERA - A mobile radio terminal includes a radio circuit for establishing communication with a communication network, a first camera sensor for taking digital photographs and a second camera sensor for acquiring image data information, wherein the second camera sensor stores the acquired image data information in a storage element. A control circuit is coupled to the radio circuit, the first camera sensor, the second camera sensor and the memory and the control circuit is configured to execute logic to: store image data information acquired from the second camera sensor in the memory; detect initiation of a camera application by an associated user; generate a control signal to launch the camera application, wherein at least a portion of the acquired image data information is provided to the camera application as one or more parameters upon launching of the camera application; and acquiring image information from the first camera sensor for taking a photograph.04-02-2009
20120069132TRANSMISSION TERMINAL AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DISPLAY DATA - A transmission terminal includes a network communication unit to transceive predetermined data with another transmission terminal connected to a communication network; a proximity communication unit to establish a proximity communication with an information providing apparatus that displays a predetermined image and to transmit connection setting information required to establish a communication at a longer range; a short-range communication unit to establish a radio communication with the information providing apparatus at a longer range than the proximity communication unit using the connection setting information; a display data receiving unit to receive display data through a communication path established by the short-range communication unit; a display data transmitting unit to transmit the display data received by the display data receiving unit to the other transmission terminal using the network communication unit; and a display control unit to display the image data and/or the display data on a display device.03-22-2012
20120287219WIRELESS NETWORK DEVICE CONFIGURATION USING IMAGE CAPTURE - Apparatus having corresponding methods and non-transitory computer-readable media comprise: a wireless network adapter; a camera configured to capture an image; and a processor configured to provide one or more wireless network parameters based on the image; wherein the wireless network adapter is configured to connect to a wireless network according to the wireless network parameters subsequent to the processor providing the wireless network parameters.11-15-2012
20120287220SMART REMOTE CONTROL DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING VIDEO CALL DEVICES - Apparatus having corresponding methods and non-transitory computer-readable media comprise: a transmitter configured to transmit first wireless signals to a video call device, wherein the video call device has a plurality of operating states; a receiver configured to receive second wireless signals from the video call device, wherein the second wireless signals include contextual information describing a current one of the operating states of the video call device; and a user interface configured to display an indication of the current one of the operating states of the video call device.11-15-2012
20120287218SPEAKER DISPLAYING METHOD AND VIDEOPHONE TERMINAL THEREFOR - A speaker displaying method displaying who is a speaker while many users are performing a videophone call and a videophone terminal implementing the same are provided. The method includes detecting voice characteristic information of other characters when a videophone call starts so as to match the characteristic information with character images of a received image in a one-to-one correspondence, detecting voice characteristic information from a voice received after the matching, and displaying a character image matching the detected voice characteristic information distinguished from other character images.11-15-2012
20090015655TRANSMITTING APPARATUS AND TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING APPARATUS - A transmitter 01-15-2009
20090015653MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CREATING MULTIMEDIA CONTENTS THEREIN - A mobile terminal including a camera configured to capture a first video image of a user using the mobile terminal, a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal, an audio output module configured to output currently played music, a display configured to display at least one of the first image of the user using the mobile terminal and a second video image of a user using said at least one other terminal during a video communication call operation between the mobile terminal and the at least one other terminal, a user input unit configured to input a key signal requesting a music video be created, and a controller configured to create a music video file including at least one of the first video image and the second video image together with the currently played music if the key signal requesting the music video be created is input during the video communication call operation.01-15-2009
20090051754Methods for Reducing Call Set Up Times Using Automatic Connection Negotiation - Methods and products for reducing the time required to set-up a call are provided. In particular, new functionality to H.324 is added by allowing the transmission of media to commence after a reduced number of H.245 messages have been exchanged by two calling devices. If two terminals involved in a call are capable of automatic connect renegotiation, one or more predetermined logical channels in the two terminals for transmitting media is selected, a message is sent from one terminal to the other terminal to open the predetermined logical channel, and media transmission between the two terminals is commenced.02-26-2009
20110221858METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR HANDLING MULTIMEDIA CALLS - The present invention relates to a system and method for setting up communication between a first and a second user equipment in a mobile radio communications system, wherein said first user equipment is attempting a multimedia call to said second user equipment. The method is characterized by the steps of: receiving a multimedia call request in a video gateway relating to said multimedia call; sending a voice call request from said video gateway towards said second user equipment in order to set up a voice connection between the video gateway and said second user equipment; setting up a multimedia connection between the video gateway and said first user equipment; and forwarding audio, received over said multimedia connection, onto said voice connection and forwarding audio, received over said voice connection, onto said multimedia connection.09-15-2011
20090051753MULTIMEDIA EFFECT PROCESSING DEVICE FOR VIDEOPHONE AND RELATED METHOD - The present invention discloses a videophone for displaying a first multimedia data, wherein the videophone communicates with a remote videophone. The videophone includes a database, a processing unit and an output unit. The database stores a plurality of multimedia files. The processing unit is coupled to the database, for selecting a second multimedia file from the database according to a first control signal, and integrating the first multimedia data with the second multimedia file into a first integrating data, wherein the first control signal is generated by the remote videophone. The output unit is coupled to the processing unit, for outputting the first integrating data.02-26-2009
20110141219FACE DETECTION AS A METRIC TO STABILIZE VIDEO DURING VIDEO CHAT SESSION - A handheld communication device is used to capture a video and stabilize the video during a video chat session. The device has a camera to capture a video during a video chat session that is conducted between a user of the device and a far-end user. The video includes images frames, each of the image frames containing an image of a face of the user. The device detects the position of the face in each image frame. Based on the detected position of the face, a boundary area of each image frame is cropped to produce an output video while the video is being captured. The image of the face stays substantially stationary in the output video. The output video is transmitted to the far-end user during the video chat session. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.06-16-2011
20090096858Video communication device and camera tracking method thereof - A video communication device includes a video communication device body; a camera fitted to the video communication device body to record images of an object; at least one detection unit fitted to the video communication device body to detect the object according to a predetermined condition; and a camera rotation angle adjuster fitted to the video communication device body to adjust a rotation angle of the camera according to detection data from the detection unit so that the camera automatically tracks a position of the object when the object moves. The moving object can be located through a detection unit, such as a voice sensor, a codec, a color sensor and an IR sensor, and be automatically tracked by suitable adjustment of the rotation angle of a camera. A wide angular field is ensured and video telephony quality is improved.04-16-2009
20090096859Video telephony terminal and image transmission method thereof - A video telephony terminal and an image transmission method thereof are provided. During video communication, the video telephony terminal generates a still image having a desired pattern in a user-desired region and provides a terminal of another party with an image achieved by synthesizing the generated still image with an image captured by a built-in camera. Upon establishing video communication, a change to the desired pattern in the user-desired region of the camera-captured image can be made quickly, or a desired message can be inserted into the captured image and can be transmitted in real time.04-16-2009
20110228038METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REALIZING A VIDEO PHONE - A method and apparatus for realizing a video phone are provided. Wherein the method includes the following steps: the equipment on the local side establishes a physical path between the equipment on the opposite side and itself through a wireless data card (S09-22-2011
20090231411Integrated web-based instant messaging apparatus used as a video phone - The present invention provides a method to perform real time audio and visual transmitting/receiving by using web-based instant messaging apparatus which is dedicated to visual telecommunication as a video phone. The device integrates all necessary hardware into one single portable size body, embeds all network communication software and preloads instant messaging carriers' application programs. The advantages of the invented apparatus are low manufacture costs, simple operational use, remote communication thru Internet, high mobility/portability, versatile video functions, and ease of use for personal or business purpose.09-17-2009
20130215213MULTIFUNCTIONAL CONFERENCING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A conferencing system for providing remote assistance according to the present disclosure includes a service requester device configured to execute a service requester application, a service provider device configured to execute a service provider application and a server application executing on a computer server remotely located from the service requester and service provider devices, the service requester and service provider applications are configured to dynamically connect to each other through the at least one server application.08-22-2013
20120105571System and Method for Realizing Wireless Video Conference - The present disclosure relates to a method and a system for realizing wireless video conference. A conference control server is set in a wireless video conference system. In the course of the wireless video conference, a speaker AT sends a signaling stream and/or a data stream for the wireless video conference to the conference control server via a PCN, the conference control server obtains the data stream and controls to the distribution of the data stream to non-speaker ATs. The present disclosure can realizes a wireless video conference which multiple participators can attend, and can ensure unified control of the functions of the wireless video conference.05-03-2012
20100157014METHOD FOR STORING DATA OF VIDEO TELEPHONY CALL IN MOBILE TERMINAL AND SYSTEM THEREOF - A system for storing data during a video telephony call includes a portable terminal which requests data storing; a base station connected to the portable terminal and requests storing of the data to a recording server; a recording server which requests a user registration and data storing to a data management server, and transmits a message indicative of the start of the data storing to the base station; and a data management server which provides the storage of the recorded data.06-24-2010
20100171805DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME WITH DIAL-A-TAG FUNCTIONALITY - A digital photo frame, including a memory for storing a plurality of digital photos, and tags associated with the digital photos, where a tag for a digital photo corresponds to an object appearing in the digital photo, a screen for displaying the digital photos, an interface for making connection with a communicator, wherein the communicator includes a storage for storing a contact list of phone numbers for objects, and a controller, coupled with the memory and the interface, for rendering one of the plurality of digital photos on the screen, and for instructing the communicator via the interface (i) to identify the phone number of a selected object, and (ii) to dial the identified phone number, in response to user activation of a tag associated with the rendered digital photo and corresponding to the selected object.07-08-2010
20090315972System and Method for Remote Data Acquisition and Distribution - Methods and systems for remote data collection and distribution include components and operations for receiving, at a server, data transmitted by a first client device via a communication network. The method may also include selecting, by one or more client devices associated with the communication network, a second device to receive the data. The method may further include establishing a connection between the server and the selected second device via the communication network. The method may also include automatically transmitting the received data to the second device using the connection via the communication network. The method may further include causing, by the one or more client devices, the second device to execute a predefined operation.12-24-2009
20090273660Electronic Frame for a Flat-Screen Television - A television frame for a flat-screen television has a length dimension, a width dimension and a frame depth such that the frame fitted onto the flat-screen television frames the screen of the television in a symmetric fashion, and a control module with a wireless transceiver affixed to the frame for enabling wireless communication with a personal computer including the transmission of media from the personal computer to the television, the control module including input ports and output ports for functionally integrating the television and the frame.11-05-2009
20090273659MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING VIDEO CALL THEREOF - A mobile terminal including an input unit configured to receive an instruction from a first user to perform a video call communication with at least a second user, a display unit, a voice recognition module configured to recognize input voice statements conducted during the video call communication between the first and second users, and a controller configured to perform the video call communication between the first and second users based on the instruction from the first user, to control the display unit to display images of the first and second users, to detect a voice statement from the first user designating the second user by examining the voice statements recognized by the voice recognition module, and to emphatically display the image of the second user compared with the image of the first user based on the detected voice statement from the first user.11-05-2009
20120140019MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF PROVIDING VIDEO CALLS USING THE SAME - A mobile terminal and a method of providing a video call using the same are disclosed. More particularly, a mobile terminal capable of supporting a video call while ensuring user's privacy by mounting a three-dimensional depth camera and a two-dimensional camera in the mobile terminal and a method of providing a video call using the same are disclosed. The mobile terminal of the present invention includes a 2D camera 06-07-2012
20120033028METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAKING VIDEO CALLS - A method comprises using a cellular telephone associated with a first party to transmit, during a first period of time, voice data from the first party to a second party via a cellular wireless telephone network. During the first period of time, a first video camera other than an integrated video camera of the cellular telephone is used to capture video data relating to the first party. The captured video data is transmitted to the second party via a communication network other than the cellular wireless telephone network. Audio content that is based on the voice data and video content that is based on the video data is provided to the second party, the audio content being synchronized with the video content.02-09-2012
20100188473Conferencing System Utilizing a Mobile Communication Device as an Interface - Initiating a conference in a conferencing system (e.g., a videoconferencing or aduioconferencing system). Input may be received to the conferencing system from a mobile communication device. The input may specify one or more participants in the videoconference, e.g., by selecting from contact information stored on the mobile communication device. Accordingly, the conferencing system may initiate the conference based on the received input. The videoconference may include the one or more participants selected from the contact information stored on the mobile communication device.07-29-2010
20100002068COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING VIDEO TELEPHONY - A communications terminal and method for performing a video telephony are provided. In the video telephony method, a selected text file is converted into a text image when selecting the text file in the video telephony and the text image is transmitted as video data. According to the present invention, the communications terminal can send and receive the text image converted from the text file as video data. Accordingly, because the text image is received as video data, the communications terminal does not need to perform an additional operation for displaying the text file during video telephony. Thus, the text image received in the communications terminal can be readily displayed.01-07-2010
20110058011TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal includes: a first controller configured to control a function related to a call; a second controller configured to control a multimedia function such as a camera; and a relay module configured to transfer information required between the first and second controllers, wherein the second controller provides control to continuously capture an image during call communication, and when displaying of the captured image is stopped for the call communication, the controller provides control to display the image by displaying it starting from the point at which the displaying was stopped when the call communication is terminated.03-10-2011
20100208031APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY TRANSMITTING EMOTICON DURING VIDEO COMMUNICATION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method for automatically transmitting an emoticon during video communication in a mobile communication terminal are provided. In operation, location information is received during video communication, and data corresponding to the received location information is searched for from a memory. Image data captured by a camera and the searched data are synthesized and transmitted to a counterpart terminal.08-19-2010
20090284578REAL ESTATE COMMUNICATIONS AND MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USE BY REAL ESTATE AGENTS - Two-way audiovideo communications are provided between a prospect located in a room and a remotely located real estate agent using a wireless handheld device, whereby the remotely located agent may present a space to, and answer questions by, prospects. A method includes: transmitting, to the wireless handheld device used by the agent, audiovideo of the prospect recorded using a camera located in the room; transmitting, to the wireless handheld device used by the agent, audiovideo of the prospect recorded using a microphone located in the room; and transmitting, to a speaker located in the room for playing to the prospect, audio of the agent recorded using the wireless handheld device. The transmitting includes wireless communications between the camera and microphone located in the room, and a computerized controller running a software application including a graphic user interface by which the audiovideo communications between the prospect and the agent are established.11-19-2009
20120140018Server-Assisted Video Conversation - A method, computer program product, and system provide real time, two way audio-video conversation between mobile computing devices. Low latency is achieved by splitting the audio and video data streams from a given audio-video conversation using two different transport protocols to send the separate streams over a network, and re-syncing them at the other end. The transmission for each stream is tuned based on feedback data indicating available bandwidth of the network or other mobile computing device. A server offloads processing requirements that would otherwise be handled by the mobile computing device. The two way conversation can be externally observed by web-based users. The system functions over a disparate set of mobile computing device endpoints and web-based endpoints, and over different wireless carrier network infrastructures.06-07-2012
20100271455COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, DISPLAY IMAGE CONTROL METHOD, PROGRAM AND MEDIUM - A communication terminal, a display image control method using the communication terminal, a program and a medium are provided in order to display an opposite party's picture on a display part while executing a videophone communication even if it cannot keep sufficient communication quality.10-28-2010
20090109276MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING IMAGE THEREIN - A mobile terminal and a method for transmitting an image therein are provided. The method includes displaying a first image input through a first camera unit while participating in a video communication, transmitting the first image to a counterpart terminal, operating, if a second image is selected for transmission, a second camera unit, inputting a second image through the second camera unit, resizing the first image and the second image according to an image standard used for the video communication, displaying the resized first image and second image, and transmitting the resized first image and second image to the counterpart terminal. Thus, a user can view images for video communication input through more than one camera unit and transmit the images to a counterpart terminal during a video communication.04-30-2009
20110249077Video Conference Network Management for a Mobile Device - Some embodiments provide a method for managing a video conference between a first device and a second device. The method identifies a first ceiling bit rate for transmitting video conference data to the second device through the communication channel. The method identifies a current bit rate that is less than the first ceiling bit rate. The method receives networking data regarding the communication channel from the second device. The method determines, from the received network data, that the communication channel will sustain an increase in the current bit rate. The method increments the current bit rate. The method iteratively performs the receiving, determining, and incrementing operations until a determination is made that the communication channel will not sustain the increase in the current bit rate.10-13-2011
20110025816ADVERTISING AS A REAL-TIME VIDEO CALL - The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that effectuate distribution of advertising as real-time video calls. The system can include devices that detect whether or not a mobile device associated with a user is in the vicinity of a retail establishment, ascertains whether or not the proximate mobile device is receptive to receipt of advertising from the retail establishment, negotiates with the mobile device to determine at least one user preference with respect to a real-time video call, and based on the ascertained user preferences, downloads the appropriate real-time video call to the mobile device and/or establishes a live audio-visual connection with a representative of the retail establishment, wherein during the live audio-visual connection negotiations between the user and the representative is effectuated and the user comprehends that they are communicating with a famous personality.02-03-2011
20110025817PATIENT MONITORING UTILIZING ONE OR MORE ACCELEROMETERS - A communications and monitoring system includes a wireless device configured to communicate audio and video data, a plurality of peripheral devices, each peripheral device being associated with a respective user, and a computer system configured for communication with the wireless device and configured for communication with each of the peripheral devices. The computer system includes executable software, in accordance with which, the association of each of the peripheral devices with a respective user is maintained, audio and video data from the wireless device is received by the computer, and audio and video data from the wireless device is accessible by each respective user using one of the peripheral devices. The wireless device is configured for automatic activation or communication of an alert, or both, triggered by accelerometer data from one or more accelerometers.02-03-2011
20120200657ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND STATUS INFORMATION PRESENTING APPARATUS - An electronic apparatus has a presence information generator that generates a presence information indicating whether or not a user of the electronic apparatus is in a room or a home in which the electronic apparatus is placed. A power supply outlet of the apparatus supplies power to another electronic appliance. A power supply status detector detects a state of power supply being supplied to the another electronic appliance by the power supply outlet. The presence information generator generates the presence information in accord with the state of power supply to the another electronic appliance, where the status of the power supply is obtained by the power supply status detector.08-09-2012
20120033029PORTABLE TERMINAL WITH ROTATABLE AXIAL FLIP UNIT AND DUAL LENS ARRANGEMENT - This portable terminal comprises a main unit having a microphone, a key operation unit, and a radio sending/receiving function of image and sound, a 02-09-2012
20110115874MOBILE TERMINAL, DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed is a control method for a display apparatus and a mobile terminal which includes a camera for taking a photograph and generating an image; a voice input unit which is used to input a voice; a user input unit which receives a user's input; a display unit which displays the image thereon; a wireless communication unit which communicates with a counterpart mobile terminal through a wireless network; and a controller which performs a video call by transmitting to the counterpart mobile terminal video call data comprising a video generated by the camera and a voice input by the voice input unit according user input, displays on the display unit a shared image during the video call, and transmits to the counterpart mobile terminal the shared image added to the video call data.05-19-2011
20100039494VEHICLE-MOUNTED VIDEO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND VEHICLE-MOUNTED IMAGE PICKUP SYSTEM - The present invention provides a vehicle-mounted video communication system being characterized in that the wiring between a plurality of image pickup devices and a plurality of video processing devices can be simplified, the total length of cables can be reduced, and the respective devices can be reduced in size.02-18-2010
20090033736Wireless Video Audio Data Remote System - A method and system for remote assistance and review of a technician or multiple technicians, in real time, working with equipment of various complexities. A technician or multiple technicians at a remote location are coupled by a wireless means to an advisor at a local station so that the advisor may view and hear the same stimuli as the technician, and that the advisor and technician may communicate. Additionally a technician or multiple technicians may also be coupled by a wireless means to one or more non-technical observers at a separate local station so that they can view and hear the same stimuli as the advisor. The technician has limited training or otherwise in need of support, and may be a field engineer, technician or maintenance personnel. The advisor has extensive training and is able to provide technical support, generally has extended and specialized knowledge with regard to the remote apparatus, and may be a technical expert on the remote apparatus. The technician may comprise an individual or a group with technical training and knowledge, but lacking managerial or other authority, while the advisor comprises an individual or a group with such authority. The technician communicates with the advisor by visual cues or ordinary speech, while the advisor views and listens to the remote apparatus. The advisor gives advice to the technician for manipulating or repairing the remote apparatus. Alternatively, an intermediate advisor may advise the technician and be advised by a higher-level advisor.02-05-2009
20110249074In Conference Display Adjustments - Some embodiments provide a method for modifying a composite display of a first mobile device that is engaged in a video conference with a second device. The method presents, on the first device, the composite display having a first video captured by the first device and a second video captured by the second device. The method receives, at the first device, an input for modifying the composite display during the video conference. The method modifies the composite display based on the received input.10-13-2011
20100053301TERMINAL AND CALL PROVIDING METHOD THEREOF - A terminal and a call providing method may be provided in which a calling terminal transmits both a video call and a voice call to a called terminal. A controller may generate a message for transmitting both a video call and a voice call to a selected contact information and a wireless communication unit may transmit the message generated by the controller to a called terminal that matches the selected contact information.03-04-2010
20110175976METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING DATA SERVICE FOR QUALITY OF SERVICE IN PORTABLE TERMINAL USING TWO DIFFERENT OPERATING SYSTEMS - A method and an apparatus for supporting a data service for Quality of Service (QoS) in a portable terminal using two different Operating Systems (OSs) are provided. The apparatus includes a QoS controller server, in an application chip, for sending a QoS control signal to a QoS controller client of a modem chip, the QoS controller client, in the modem chip, for controlling the modem chip based on the control signal received from the QoS controller server of the application chip, and a memory for providing a channel between the application chip and the modem chip.07-21-2011
20100134588METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ANIMATION EFFECT ON VIDEO TELEPHONY CALL - Provided is a method and apparatus that can obtain face state information of corresponding video data through the face recognition processing for at least one video data among a user video data and another party's video data during a video telephony call, and extract various event data corresponding to a face state information to be output in conjunction with the video data. The face state information is provided using a face recognition process.06-03-2010
20100128103SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING USER COMMUNICATION FROM A LOCATION - A system and method for facilitating user communication from a location. The system comprises two or more cameras for capturing two or more videos at a first location, a control unit for streaming one or more of the videos captured to a first communication unit at the first location through a first network, and streaming one or more of the videos captured to a second communication unit located at a second location through a second network, a server for identifying a location data of the first location based on an identifier of the control unit, and a communication platform associated with the first location. The communication platform is accessible by the first and second communication units through the first and second networks respectively. The communication platform comprises a first display for displaying one or more of the videos captured, a second display for displaying the location data of the first location identified by the server, and one or more control interfaces for controlling the camera view of the one or more videos displayed in the first display, wherein controlling the camera view comprises switching the one or more videos displayed in the first display between videos captured by the two or more cameras.05-27-2010
20110249079TRANSITIONING BETWEEN CIRCUIT SWITCHED CALLS AND VIDEO CALLS - Transitioning between an audio only circuit switched call and a video call. A client device, which is currently connected to one or more other client devices through an established audio only circuit switched call, receives input from a user to transition from the audio only circuit switched call to the video call. A video call invitation message is transmitted to the other client devices. The client device receives a video call accept message from the other client devices and begins transmitting video captured by its front facing camera to the other client devices. Responsive to receiving at least a video frame from each of the one or more other client devices, the client device transitions from the audio only circuit switched call to the video call. After transitioning to the video call, the circuit switched call is dropped.10-13-2011
20110249075Remote Control Operations in a Video Conference - Some embodiments provide a method for allowing a first device that is in a video conference with a second mobile device to remotely control the second mobile device. The method sends images captured by a camera of the first device to the second device. The method receives images captured by a camera of the second device. The method sends a command through a communication channel of a real-time communication session to the second device. The command is for instructing the second device to perform an operation that modifies the images captured by the camera of the second device.10-13-2011
20110249073Establishing a Video Conference During a Phone Call - Some embodiments provide a method for initiating a video conference using a first mobile device. The method presents, during an audio call through a wireless communication network with a second device, a selectable user-interface (UI) item on the first mobile device for switching from the audio call to the video conference. The method receives a selection of the selectable UI item. The method initiates the video conference without terminating the audio call. The method terminates the audio call before allowing the first and second devices to present audio and video data exchanged through the video conference.10-13-2011
20090027482Full duplex network based appliance and method - A duplex communications device provides full duplex audio and video communications between a first location and a second location. The device includes a transceiver unit at the first location configured to transmit audio and video data over a wireless network to the second location where a broadcast studio may be located. The transceiver unit is further configured to receive audio and/or video data sent over the wireless network from the second location back to the first location. The audio and/or video data is provided to at least one of an on-air talent and a cameraperson located at the first location.01-29-2009
20090027480MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF PROCESSING CALL SIGNAL THEREIN - A mobile terminal including a camera configured to capture video data, a wireless communication unit configured to receive a video communication call signal and to transmit and receive real-time data with at least one other mobile terminal, a controller configured to control communication with the at least one other mobile terminal to be performed with video data and the real-time data and to prevent audio data associated with the video data from being output on the mobile terminal, when the received video communication call signal is connected, a display configured to display the real-time data and the video data received from the at least one other terminal, and an input unit configured to input the real-time data to be transmitted to the at least one other mobile terminal.01-29-2009
20090027481METHOD OF MONITORING 3G VIDEO TELEPHONY THROUGH DM PORT - Disclosed herein is a method of monitoring 3G video telephony through a DM port. The method is performed using monitoring equipment in a state in which the monitoring equipment, provided with a driver module capable of opening the DM port of a mobile communication terminal for measurement, is connected to the mobile communication terminal. The method includes the steps of (a) opening the DM port of the mobile communication terminal, (b) setting up connection between the mobile communication terminal and a counterpart terminal by sending a key press command through the DM port, (c) sending H.324M protocol-based log commands through the DM port in order to receive voice or video data from the counterpart terminal, and receiving the voice or video data from the mobile communication terminal, (d) decoding and decompressing payload data of the received voice or video data, and (e) analyzing the decompressed voice or video data.01-29-2009
201201201803G MULTIMEDIA DISPATCHING COMMAND SYSTEM - The utility model relates to a 3G multimedia dispatching command system, which belongs to the field of dispatching command system, comprising: a 3G public network, a dispatching platform, an access exchanger, a core exchanger, a core access gateway, a management terminal, a multimedia terminal device, an IP telephone server, and a duplex intercom server, through which a stable structure is constructed to implement a thousand-user simultaneous duplex cluster intercom without space or distance limitation, the conversation is clear without any noise, like the quality of a telephone call. The utility model also has functions of video transmission, personnel location, dispatching sound recording and mobile meeting. The communication is free of charge, the work and communication may be performed simultaneously to ensure the security, and the system can be applied in a wide range.05-17-2012
20110249078Switching Cameras During a Video Conference of a Multi-Camera Mobile Device - Some embodiments provide a method for conducting a video conference between a first mobile device and a second device. The first mobile device includes first and second cameras. The method selects the first camera for capturing images. The method transmits images captured by the first camera to the second device. The method receives selections of the second camera for capturing images during the video conference. The method terminates the transmission of images captured by the first camera and transmits images captured by the second camera of the first mobile device to the second device during the video conference.10-13-2011
20090015654OPERATION LIMITING TECHNIQUE FOR A CAMERA-EQUIPPED MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A camera-equipped mobile communication terminal allows its own camera functions to be selectively inhibited according to camera-function inhibition flags included in a camera-function limiting signal broadcast by a radio station or based on GPS-measured location and camera-function inhibition flags for each operation-limited area. Appropriate function limitations on the camera-equipped mobile communication terminal and necessary function permissions can be made depending on situations or occasions.01-15-2009
20110249076Different Rate Controller Configurations for Different Cameras of a Mobile Device - Some embodiments provide a method for encoding video pictures captured by a mobile device having at least first and second cameras. The method identifies a first rate controller parameter that is based on at least a first value that quantifies one characteristic of the first camera. The method uses the first rate controller parameter to configure a set of rate controllers to adjust a bit rate for encoding video pictures captured by the first camera. The method identifies a second rate controller parameter that is based on at least a second value that quantifies the same characteristic of the second camera. The first and second values are different, and the difference causes the first and second rate controller parameters to be different. The method uses the second rate controller parameter to configure the set of rate controllers to adjust a bit rate for encoding video pictures captured by the second camera.10-13-2011
20100097440COMMUNICATION MODE SWITCHING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILE TERMINAL - A communication mode switching method and apparatus for a mobile terminal is provided for responding, in voice call mode, to an incoming video call received for a video call rejection period set by the user. A video call establishment method between mobile terminals according to the present invention includes requesting, at a calling mobile terminal, a video call connection to a called mobile terminal; determining, at the called mobile terminal, whether the video call connection satisfies a video call rejection configuration; responding, when the video call connection satisfies the video call rejection configuration, to the calling mobile terminal in voice call mode; and establishing a video call connection in voice call mode between the calling mobile terminal operating in a video call mode and the called mobile terminal operating in voice call mode.04-22-2010
20080246830Videotelephone Terminal with Intuitive Adjustments - Intuitive adjustment of framing on a terminal is achieved by a remote party using a mobile terminal during a videotelephone call. The terminal includes a camera, framing means, video encoding means and communication and multiplexing means. The terminal includes motion sensors, formatting means, and communication and multiplexing means. In response to its own movement, the terminal produces framing data from movement information coming from the movement sensors and sends said framing data to the terminal. The framing means extract image portions from images captured by the camera in response to framing information corresponding to the framing data.10-09-2008
20090213204Video capture device - A video capture device comprises an image sensor, a voice sensor, a control circuit, and a battery module all installed in a housing. The housing comprises a fixture capable of being fixed at a shoulder position of clothing. The image sensor is arranged at a proper angle to capture facial images of a user.08-27-2009
20100321466Handheld Wireless Digital Audio and Video Receiver - A handheld, wireless digital audio and/or video device that receives compressed media, decompresses the compressed media, and plays and/or displays the decompressed media. The receiver may be part of a system of handheld, wireless devices that compress, enhance, encode, transmit, decompress and display digital video images in real time. An enhanced iPod-type device includes wireless and/or cellular communications, a high-resolution display and a high-resolution video camera. Real time wireless videoconferences connect multiple handheld video devices. Real time compression and real time transmission is achieved. Real time decompression is achieved by decoding and decompressing the encoded data to display high quality images. A zoom control can be used select a portion of interest of video being captured and/or transmitted. The receiver may also have a touch sensitive display screen providing controls for video display and mobile telephone operation. In one embodiment, a handheld, wireless digital audio device is configured to receive compressed audio data from either a wireless satellite network or a wireless Internet data network.12-23-2010
20100321464METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING VIDEO CALL - A method, a device, and a system for implementing a video call are provided. The method includes: when a video call initiated by a calling party is received, performing media negotiation with the calling party and initiating the video call to a called party; and after the called party makes a response, performing media negotiation with the called party and completing establishment of a video voice channel between the calling party and the called party; and when an indication of the calling party and/or the called party is received, processing a video according to the indication. With the method, device, or system of the present invention, the calling and called users can change video contents viewed by the other party or by himself/herself, which provides the capability of actively controlling the video contents for the calling and called users that conduct a video call and improves the users' interactive capability during the video call.12-23-2010
20110164105AUTOMATIC VIDEO STREAM SELECTION - A handheld communication device is used to capture video streams and generate a multiplexed video stream. The handheld communication device has at least two cameras facing in two opposite directions. The handheld communication device receives a first video stream and a second video stream simultaneously from the two cameras. The handheld communication device detects a speech activity of a person captured in the video streams. The speech activity may be detected from direction of sound or lip movement of the person. Based on the detection, the handheld communication device automatically switches between the first video stream and the second video stream to generate a multiplexed video stream. The multiplexed video stream interleaves segments of the first video stream and segments of the second video stream. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.07-07-2011
20100283826AUDIOVISUAL TERMINAL - An audiovisual terminal for use in videoconferencing or in providing online services is provided with a high resolution camera for capturing a video image of the operator. The camera is mounted at a distance from the operator and has a narrow field of view allowing a significantly clearer image of the operator to be obtained than is normally possible with a conventional webcam. The operator is also provided with a headset incorporating a microphone and a loudspeaker. The operator is provided with a primary display unit, displaying control information for operating the terminal and may also display visual or other date received from external sources. A secondary display is operable to display the video image captured by the camera. This allows the operator to monitor the operation of the camera during a videoconference call.11-11-2010
20090096857AIRCRAFT IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM HAVING A MULTI-BEAM PHASED ARRAY ANTENNA AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - An in-flight entertainment (IFE) system for an aircraft includes a phased array antenna and control circuitry associated therewith to be carried by the aircraft and to generate dual antenna beams for television programming and Internet data from respective spaced apart satellites. A television programming distribution system is to be carried by the aircraft and coupled to the phased array antenna and control circuitry to provide television programming within the aircraft. At least one access point is to be carried by the aircraft and coupled to the phased array antenna and control circuitry to provide a wireless local area network (WLAN) within the aircraft for the Internet data.04-16-2009
20100066802REMOTE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING MANUAL OPERATIONS - A system and method of conveying visual images of a manual process to a remote location. A camera is aligned on an operator's head so that a line of view of the camera is essentially the same as a line of sight of the operator who is performing the manual operation. The visual image is procured by the camera and is transmitted to a remote location for a viewing by a consultant who is located at the remote location. Two way verbal communications are provided between the operator and the consultant. The manual process is viewed remotely in real time by the consultant, with the consultant viewing the manual process in essentially the same line of sight as the operator. The consultant instructs the operator in the performance of the manual process by the two way verbal communication.03-18-2010
20110261143Viewing Apparatus - A mobile device and corresponding method and program. The mobile device comprises: a transceiver for accessing a packet-based network; a screen; communication processing apparatus coupled to the transceiver and screen, for conducting a packet-based video call with a remote device via a channel established over the packet-based network; and a sensor for sensing a spatial state of the mobile device. The communication processing apparatus is coupled to the sensor and configured so as to detect, during the video call, whether the mobile device is in a first spatial state or a second spatial state, and to suppress a video function of the call when in the second spatial state but not in the first spatial state.10-27-2011
20100026780Electronic device directional audio capture - Disclosed herein is an apparatus. The apparatus includes a housing, electronic circuitry, and an audio-visual source tracking system. The electronic circuitry is in the housing. The audio-visual source tracking system includes a first video camera and an array of microphones. The first video camera and the array of microphones are attached to the housing. The audio-visual source tracking system is configured to receive video information from the first video camera. The audio-visual source tracking system is configured to capture audio information from the array of microphones at least partially in response to the video information. The audio-visual source tracking system might include a second video camera that is attached to the housing, wherein the first and second video cameras together estimate the beam orientation of the array of microphones.02-04-2010
20090174762MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - While executing a videophone communication between two mobile communication apparatuses, one of the two mobile communication apparatuses requests the other mobile communication apparatus to change a transmission destination of video or audio data to a further communication apparatus. Responding to the request, the other mobile communication apparatus switches the transmission destination and source, which the video or audio data is to be transmitted to and received from, to the further communication apparatus designated in the request.07-09-2009
20090174761Device, Method and Computer Program Product for Responding to Media Conference Deficiencies - A method for responding to media conference deficiencies, the method includes: monitoring, by at least one receiver, a quality of media conference signals being received by at least one receiver during the media conference; sending, in response to the monitoring, to at least an end user transmitter that transmitted the media conference signals, a quality indication representative of a quality of the received media conference signals; recording inadequately received media conference signals that were inadequately received by a certain end user receiver and participating in an activity related to a transmission, to the certain end user receiver, of the inadequately received media conference signals or of a representation of the inadequately received media conference signals.07-09-2009
20110141220COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A communication device is provided which can smoothly perform communication using a video phone function by suppressing the video phone function depending on whether the video phone function is in an effective condition.06-16-2011
20110316964WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A wireless communications device establishes effective video calls, even if the user is not aware of the appropriate imaging conditions. An image resizing system and method for a wireless communication device is disclosed. Video data is captured and modified based on an operating condition. The modified video data is then transmitted through a communication channel. In this manner, processing time and processing load of a wireless communication device are reduced, while allowing a smooth communication during video calls.12-29-2011
20120056971Virtual Presence Via Mobile - Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed for connecting a plurality of mobile devices in a videoconference over a cellular network via a videoconferencing server. At least one of the mobile devices includes a camera to capture a video of a participant in the videoconference. The video is transmitted to the videoconferencing server on the cellular network. The videoconferencing server edits the video and sends the edited video to receiving mobile devices in real-time. The receiving mobile devices output the video as a projection by using an internal mobile projector or transmit the video to an external display device. A sending mobile device may also act as a receiving mobile device, such that each of the participants may view video of other participants in his/her own background/environment while communicating with the other participants. In some variations, the videoconferencing server removes the background from the video and may replace the background such that the images of participants are placed in front of a new background or in each other's background.03-08-2012
20120002000METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO PROCESSING FOR IMPROVED VIDEO COMPRESSION - Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for processing video. In one method, analog image information is acquired over an exposure period, and digital image information is generated from the analog image information at a frame period where the exposure period is greater than the frame period. In another method, stored characteristic information such as images of parties are compared to a received characteristic information. If there is a match, a communication link is established between the parties.01-05-2012
20120206557COMMUNICATIONS ADAPTABLE TO MOBILE DEVICES - A communication system is provided that is preferably a peer-to-peer (p2p) system. One or both of audio and video can be transferred among user terminals in the p2p system. The user terminals can include at least one master terminal, which could be an unhosted master terminal that does not communicate its own audio and/or video. In one embodiment, a first master terminal is included that controls video and/or audio, transfers and an unhosted second master terminal is provided that communicates with at least two user terminals to provide desired connectivity involving such user terminals. In another embodiment, an unhosted master terminal is provided when the user terminals include mobile terminals in order to avoid power usage by mobile terminals. This communication system can be utilized with online game playing in which a game server is included, as well as having other communication applications.08-16-2012
20120007938PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH MULTI-TASKING MODULE FOR PARALLELISM - A portable device for video communication includes a control unit, a display is coupled to the central control unit, respectively. A converter is coupled to the central control unit. A vocal I/O unit is coupled to the converter and an image capture module is coupled to the control unit. A video communication module is coupled to the control unit to facility video communication and an image division module is coupled to the control unit to divide displaying areas on the display when receiving multi-images from multi-parties during multi-parties video communication. A multi-tasking module is coupled to the control unit for reassigning the control unit from one task to another to achieve parallelism or context switches.01-12-2012
20120013703APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING HIGH-DEFINITION VIDEO TELEPHONY BETWEEN COMPUTER DEVICES - An apparatus for configuring a high-definition (HD) call connection between computer devices includes a Short Messaging Service (SMS) transceiving module for receiving a message for requesting home network telephony device list information of a first device, discovering a device in the home network to generate the telephony device list information, transmitting response message comprising the generated telephony device list information to the first device, receiving an SMS call connection request message from the first device, and transmitting an SMS call connection response message to the first device, and a Control Point (CP) for selecting a telephony device for receiving and initiating the call.01-19-2012
20120206556MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME IN CONSIDERATION OF COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT - A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same in consideration of communication environment are provided. The mobile terminal includes a grip sensor unit for generating sensing signals corresponding to user grip, a control unit for identifying a grip pattern on the basis of sensing signals from the grip sensor unit, for extracting communication control information associated with the identified grip pattern, and for performing at least one of power control and antenna tuning control; and a communication means to which power control and antenna tuning are applied under control of the control unit.08-16-2012
20100177156Method and apparatus for sharing mobile broadcast service - Two different communication terminals share a broadcast content received through a mobile broadcast service. If a mobile broadcast-sharing mode for sharing a broadcast content with a specific communication terminal is set, a mobile broadcast terminal extracts broadcast video data and broadcast audio data from a mobile broadcast signal being received. The mobile broadcast terminal converts a codec of the broadcast video data and the broadcast audio data into a codec used in video communication, and delivers at least one of the converted broadcast video data and the converted broadcast audio data through video communication formed to the communication terminal.07-15-2010
20120206555CRADLE FOR MOBILE TELEPHONE, VIDEOPHONE SYSTEM, KARAOKE SYSTEM, CAR NAVIGATION SYSTEM, AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION NOTIFICATION SYSTEM - Provided is an integrated system having a medium printed with a dot pattern, a scanner remote controller that reads the dot pattern, a cradle, a mobile telephone, and audio-visual equipment. The cradle for the mobile phone of the invention is to be used with a scanner remote controller that reads a printed dot pattern, in which information is recorded, and transmits the information. The mobile phone cradle comprises: being capable of having a mobile phone placed thereon and holding the mobile phone and communicating with the placed mobile phone; receiving data from the scanner remote controller to cause the scanner remote controller to function as input means for the mobile phone; and communicating with audio-visual equipment and controlling the audio-visual equipment to cause the audio-visual equipment to function as output means for the mobile phone.08-16-2012
20120154508RECEIVING AND SENDING METHOD OF MOBILE TV PHONE AND MOBILE TV PHONE TERMINAL - A mobile TV phone terminal that includes a control unit for controlling the operation of the one mobile TV phone terminal prohibits the sound input via a microphone of the one mobile TV phone terminal and the sound output via a speaker and operates an SMS function with a TV phone function. A line between the one mobile TV phone terminal and another one is connected, an SMS message is created by operating a key input unit of the one mobile TV phone terminal, and a send key is pressed. Then, the message data is sent to the other mobile TV phone terminal via one base station, an SMS server, and another base station. A display unit of the other mobile TV phone terminal displays the message together with the image sent via a TV phone exchange.06-21-2012
20120154507VIDEO CALL METHOD AND SYSTEM THEREOF - A video call method is disclosed herein and includes the following steps. The step of installing a high definition video call router (HDVCR) program in at least two mobile devices; the step of activating the HDVCR program in one of the mobile devices to start a video call; the step of connecting the at least two mobile devices; the step of enabling at least two routers by the HDVCR program to search for each other over Internet; the step of transmitting a plurality of video streams between the at least two routers; and the step of sending a plurality of high definition video images respectively to at least two displays from the at least two routers.06-21-2012
20100118110APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING VIDEO TELEPHONY SERVICE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method for providing a video telephony service in a mobile communication terminal are provided. The apparatus for providing the video telephony service in the mobile communication terminal includes a controlling unit for receiving preferred video format information from a peer mobile communication terminal during a signaling procedure with the peer mobile communication terminal for the video telephony service and for determining a video format to use in the video telephony service using the received preferred video format, and a video codec for encoding and decoding video data that is transmitted to and received from the peer mobile communication terminal, using the determined video format.05-13-2010
20120120179Method, system and terminal for implementing wireless video conference - A method for implementing a wireless video conference is disclosed, comprising that: an initiator Wireless Access Terminal (AT) initiates a conference request to a Packet Core Network (PCN); and the PCN performs conference invitation according to a conference inviter list included in the received conference request, establishes a radio resource and performing initialization for each AT attending the wireless video conference, and sends the information of conference members attending the wireless video conference to the initiator AT for storing to complete the establishment of a wireless video conference system; after the wireless video conference system is established successfully, the PCN receives a signalling flow of the AT in the wireless video conference system and sends the received signalling flow to the initiator AT; and the initiator AT sends a control command to the PCN according to a signalling in the received signalling flow to control the PCN to distribute an information flow in the wireless video conference system. The disclosure also discloses a system for implementing the wireless video conference and an AT. By adopting the disclosure, a multi-party wireless video conference can be implemented.05-17-2012
20120300013METHOD AND EQUIPMENT FOR REALIZING CONCURRENCY OF VOICE AND DATA - A method and apparatus for realizing concurrency of voice and data are disclosed, wherein the method includes: step A, a network side receiving a voice call request, and when detecting that a called mobile terminal of the voice call request is carrying out a data service connection, executing step B; step B, the network side notifying a calling mobile terminal of the voice call request of a situation that the called mobile terminal is carrying out the data service connection, and prompting the calling mobile terminal to re-initiate a call in a manner of a video call simultaneously. The present invention achieves that the called mobile terminal can notifying the calling mobile terminal of the situation that the called mobile terminal is in the data connection and does not want the data connection to be interrupted when the called mobile terminal is carrying out the data service connection.11-29-2012
20120127258REMOTE CONTROL WITH TOP AND LOWER SURFACE INPUTS - A remote control having a housing with a top surface and bottom surface. The top surface has a first set of one or more inputs adapted to be used when the housing is held in one hand of a user. The bottom surface has a plurality of second inputs configured in a recessed portion of the bottom surface corresponding at least in part to an area adapted to be held in one hand of a user when activating the first set of inputs. The remote control also has at least one short range transmitter responsive to activation of the first and second inputs.05-24-2012
20120162348VIDEO PHONE CALL METHOD HAVING FUNCTION OF ADJUSTING RESOLUTION QUALITY AND VIDEO PHONE CALL APPARATUS SUPPORTING THE SAME - A video phone call method for adjusting resolution quality and a video phone call apparatus supporting the same are provided. The video phone call apparatus includes a Radio Frequency (RF) communication unit for transmit a video phone call connection request message and for receiving a video phone call connection accept message in response to the video phone call connection request message to form a communication channel for connection of video phone call, a camera for collecting an image signal for the video phone call, an audio processor for collecting an audio signal for the video phone call, and a controller for creating a control signal for controlling the image signal and the audio signal, and for adding a collected video frame to the video phone call data to generate integral video phone call data having additional video frame data.06-28-2012
20120162347Image Display Apparatus, Communications Control Method of the Same, and Communications Control System - According to one embodiment, an image display apparatus includes a communication module, an acquisition module, an identification module, and a determination module. The communications module receives and transmits call information with communications equipment connected to the communications module through a network, the call information indicating information to communicate with the communications equipment. The acquisition module acquires environmental information representing an external environment of the image display apparatus. The identification module identifies personal information indicating a person existing in the environment or age information indicating an age of a person existing in the environment from the environmental information. The determination module determines, when the communications module receives the call information from the communications equipment, whether to permit the communications module to receive and transmit the call information with respect to the communications equipment that transmits the call information based on the identified personal information or the identified age information.06-28-2012
20100208029MOBILE IMMERSIVE DISPLAY SYSTEM - A mobile content delivery and display system enables a user to use a communication device, such as a cell phone or smart handset device, to view data, images, and video, make phone calls, and perform other functions, in an immersive environment while being mobile. The system, also referred to as a platform, includes a display component which may have one of numerous configurations, each providing extended field-of-views (FOVs). Display component shapes may include hemispherical, ellipsoidal, tubular, conical, pyramidal, or square/rectangular. The display component may have one or more vertical and/or horizontal cuts, each having various degrees of inclination, thereby providing the user with partial physical enclosure creating extended horizontal and/or vertical FOVs. The platform may also have one or more projectors for displaying data (e.g., text, images, or video) on the display component. Other sensors in the system may include 2-D and 3-D cameras, location sensors, speakers, microphones, communication devices, and interfaces. The platform may be worn or attached to the user as an accessory facilitating user mobility.08-19-2010
20100208030CHATTING SERVICE METHOD INTERWORKING VIDEO PHONE SERVICE - The present invention implements a chatting the chatting service interworking with a video phone service which can transmit and receive a text during a video phone conversation without terminating the video phone conversation, and furthermore, it improves service quality of a video phone by transmitting and receiving a text during a video phone conversation if a video phone conversation is made in poor an unsuitable environment.08-19-2010
20110181682Method for the transmission of signalling data in a network interface unit and in a control unit and corrsponding devices - The embodiments relate to, among other things, a network interface unit (IM-MGW) in which signaling data is separated from useful data by the values of received data. The signaling data is tunneled to a control unit (MGCF). Two different data transmission networks (CS, IMS) can thus be simply combined, in particular, for video telephony.07-28-2011
20120212569METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDING OVER A VIDEO CONVERSATION FROM PACKET SWITCH DOMAIN TO CIRCUIT SWITCH DOMAIN - The invention proposes a method and corresponding apparatuses for handing over a video conversation from a PS domain to a CS domain in a radio network. When signals of a network covered by the packet switch domain where the video conversation currently locates in are not good or become unavailable, as long as source MME and eNodeB detect the presence of video conversation, a procedure of handover to circuit switch domain for video bearer will be initiated, and a handover request will be transmitted to MSC server. After receiving the handover request, a control equipment in the circuit switch domain will request for resources to a target radio network requesting for the allocation of necessary communication link to the video bearer. In addition, after local UE has handed over to the target network (at this time, the communication link required for the video bearer between UE and MSC Server/MGW has already been established), local UE and MSC Server/MGW start a negotiation to establish a logical communication channel for the video conversation. Upon a successful negotiation, a logical communication channel for transferring video telephone service between MSC Server/MGW and UE is established. In this way, local UE can continue the video conversation with remote UE via MGW.08-23-2012
20120212568METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TAKING IMAGES DURING A VIDEO CALL ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for taking images while making a video call on a mobile communication terminal having a video call feature are provided. A method for taking images on a mobile communication terminal including a camera sensor for photographing an image to output an image signal and a signal processor receiving the image signal from the camera sensor to convert the image signal to image data includes determining whether there is a request to take an image during a video call and extracting, if there is a request to take an image, the image signal output from the camera sensor, converting the image signal to image data for storage, and storing the image data while performing the video call. The method enables production and storage of image data using a controller instead of a signal processor functioning for performing a video call.08-23-2012
20120249721Negotiated Call Delivery Capability - According to the invention, a method for establishing a personal communication between an originating end and a terminating end of a communication system is disclosed. In one step, a first number of personal communication modes associated with the originating end is retrieved. A determination is made if a second number of personal communication modes associated with the terminating end comprises any personal communication modes compatible with the first number of personal communication modes. A compatible personal communication mode from the first number of personal communication modes and the second number of personal communication modes is chosen to indicate the compatible personal communication mode to the terminating end.10-04-2012
20090058984MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING MODE OF MULTIPARTY VIDEO CALL THEREOF - A mobile communication terminal having a multiparty video call function and a method for converting a mode of a multiparty video call are disclosed. The terminal includes an input unit that receives a command for selecting one of phone call modes and a controller that displays a menu for selecting a phone call mode on the display, when a request for a video call or video chatting with the third terminal is wirelessly transmitted or received while the mobile communication terminal is performing video call communication or video chatting, and maintains an established call mode or converts the established call mode to a different phone call mode according to a phone call mode selected through the input unit to perform multiparty video call communication.03-05-2009
20120314016System and method for re-access of wireless video conference terminal - The invention discloses a system for re-access of a wireless video conference terminal, including: a protection module configured to record relevant information of a conference in the event of terminal disconnection, log in to the video conference network according to the relevant information of the conference upon recovery of the network signal, and send a terminal reentering module the information for reentering the conference, wherein the relevant information of the conference contains a username and a password; and the terminal reentering module configured to determine that the terminal passes authentication according to the username as well as the information for reentering the conference and admit the terminal into the conference. The invention further discloses a method for re-access of a wireless video conference terminal. Adoption of the system and the method improves the user experience and facilitates the promotion of the wireless video conference.12-13-2012
20120169828VIDEO TELEPHONY METHOD AND APPARATUS OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A method for enhancing video quality in the video telephony and a mobile terminal for supporting the video telephony method are provided. The video telephony method includes establishing a video telephony session with a counterpart terminal, receiving video transmitted by the counterpart terminal, identifying characteristic of the video data, generating a video quality change command according to the characteristic, and transmitting the video quality change command to the counterpart terminal.07-05-2012
20120249720ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device receives a first subscriber identity module (SIM) card and a second SIM card. The first SIM card and the second SIM card are compatible with a first protocol network and a second network. The electronic device can transmit voice data to a second electronic device via the first protocol network, and upload video data of the electronic device to a server via the second protocol network. The electronic device further downloads video data of the second electronic device from the server via the second protocol network.10-04-2012
20100007711vPhone (video phone), V3Phone (video, voice,vehicular phone) and V3Phone Console for vehicular and portable wireless communication,entertainment, global positioning, and video conferencing - Wireless vPhone series of products: vPhone, v01-14-2010
20120257001Method for Simultaneous Communications Management - A method for presenting multiple communications in a wireless communication device (10-11-2012
20120257000System and method for a grooming mirror in a portable electronic device with a user-facing camera - A system for a grooming mirror in a portable electronic device with a user-facing CCD camera has a makeup function that when activated activates the user-facing camera on the device, the camera captures images of a user's face and displays live images of the user face on the screen, wherein, the device functions as a grooming mirror for the user. The makeup function operates on the captured images to crop and digitally focus the images to show close up images of the user face, thus the device functions as a mirror for the face for grooming and applying cosmetics. The device has a feature to put on hold a face to face communication function, while the user uses the makeup function for grooming and to apply cosmetics. The device is equipped with a user-facing light that is activated to light up the face for the camera.10-11-2012
20090021573APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OUTPUTTING DIGITAL BROADCASTING IN A MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING CAMERA - An apparatus and method for outputting digital broadcasting in a mobile terminal having a camera are provided. In the apparatus and method, a digital broadcasting receiver receives digital broadcasting data of a broadcasting channel selected by a user in a digital broadcasting mode, a controller switches an operational mode of the mobile terminal from preview mode to the digital broadcasting mode, if a preset key is actuated for a preset time in the preview mode for previewing an image of an object to be captured by the camera, and an output section outputs the digital broadcasting data received at the digital broadcasting receiver.01-22-2009
20120081500PORTABLE VIDEO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and device for adapting a display image on a hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device. The device includes a camera for capturing a digital video and/or still image of a user, means for adjusting the captured digital image in response to poor image capture angle of said image capture device so as to create a modified captured digital image; and means for transmitting said modified captured digital image over a wireless communication network to a second hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device.04-05-2012
20120262532SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING VIDEO CONFERENCING GLOBALY - The invention refers to a video conference system for determining time information identified in documents presented as video images during video conferences. In one embodiment, the invention uses a communication server and two mobile devices. The communication server supports video conferences between two users and receives video images from one mobile device user and sends the video images to another mobile device user. The first mobile device represents a remote device, and location capabilities of the first mobile device include GPS technology only. The first mobile device includes a first GPS receiver. The first mobile device is being based in a first geographic area of a first time zone; and during the video conferences, documents are allowed to be sent by a first user of the first mobile device to other users as video images. A second mobile device representing a local device, wherein location capabilities of the second mobile device include GPS technology only; the second mobile device is being based in a second geographic area of a second time zone; the second mobile device includes a second GPS receiver; and a second user of the second mobile device conducts a video conference with the first user of the first mobile device through the communication server.10-18-2012
20110122219METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO CALL IN A MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and an apparatus for a video call in a mobile communication terminal are provided. The method includes, upon performing a video call, setting an alternative video transmission mode according to a user's manipulation, generating an avatar representing a user's expression, and transmitting an alternative video including the avatar to a called mobile communication terminal.05-26-2011
20080297585INTEGRATED CORDLESS VOICE/VIDEO IP PHONE SYSTEM - Discloses a system for Internet based audio video communications where a user participation in a communications session including a video component includes functionality to enable the participant to provide a video feed that is based on a user selection of a real time video capture or a still capture image. The system provides a toggle control to enable a participant to select between a video capture mode and a still image mode before or during the communications session.12-04-2008
20120320141VIDEO CONFERENCE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD - A local video conference system executing a video conference application, that lacks an ability or functionality to control a remote camera of a remote video conference system, can display video from the remote video conference system. The local video conference system can also execute a controller application that can provide the local video conference system control of the remote camera. The controller application can receive user input that selects a region of multiple regions of a display window of the video conference application indicating a camera action for the remote camera, can determine a camera action based on the user input and the selected region, and can provide the camera action to the remote video conference system via a network. The remote video conference system can pan, tilt, and/or zoom the remote camera based on the camera action received from the controller application of the local video conference system.12-20-2012
20110221859METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO TELEPHONY IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and an apparatus for video telephony in a mobile communication system are provided. The video telephony method of a mobile communication terminal includes establishing a video telephony connection with an opponent terminal, transmitting at least one first vibration pattern supported by the terminal and a first vibration indicator corresponding to the at least one first vibration pattern, to the opponent terminal, and transmitting a first vibration indicator corresponding to one of the at least one first vibration pattern to the opponent terminal.09-15-2011
20110249080APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING VIDEO TELEPHONY QUALITY USING METADATA BASED ON RADIO SIGNAL STRENGTH - A method and apparatus for Video Telephony (VT) based on the radio signal strength in a radio terminal are provided. The method includes performing a signaling process for the VT, determining audio/video codecs to be used in the VT by considering the radio signal strength during the signaling process, performing the VT, and reconfiguring the audio/video codecs to be used in a VT process by considering the radio signal strength during the VT.10-13-2011
20120086768Video Presence Sharing - Video calling devices are described herein that are configured to exchange video presence statuses with each other. Each of these video calling devices determines its presence status based at least on its network connection type, its login status for a video calling service, and its camera status and provides the presence status to the video calling service. Each video calling device also receives presence statuses of other video calling devices. This exchange of presence statuses enables initiation of video calls between the video calling devices.04-12-2012
20120327172MODIFYING VIDEO REGIONS USING MOBILE DEVICE INPUT - Apparatus and methods are disclosed for modifying video based on user input and or face detection data received with a mobile device to generate foreground regions (e.g., to separate a user image from background in the video). According to one disclosed embodiment, a method comprises receiving user input and/or face regions generated with a mobile device, producing an initial representation for segmenting input video into a plurality of portions based on the user input, where the initial representation includes probabilities for one or more regions of the input video being designated as foreground regions or background regions. Based on the initial representation, input video is segmented by designating one or more of the regions of the input video as foreground regions or background regions.12-27-2012
20120092437VIDEO CALL TERMINAL, MOBILE PHONE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A video call terminal, a mobile phone and a control method thereof are provided. The video call terminal includes a first communication unit configured to conduct a video call with a second terminal through an Internet protocol (IP) network; a second communication unit configured to communicate with a mobile phone; and a controller configured to transmit first network information of the video call terminal to the mobile phone, receive second network information of the second terminal from the mobile phone, and control the video call with the second terminal using at least one of the first and second network information.04-19-2012
20120092436Optimized Telepresence Using Mobile Device Gestures - Telepresence of a mobile user (MU) utilizing a mobile device (MD) and remote users who are participating in a telepresence session is optimized. The MD receives video of a first remote user (FRU). Whenever the MU gestures with the MD using a first motion, video of the FRU is displayed. The MD can also receive video and audio of the FRU and a second remote user (SRU), display a workspace, and reproduce the audio of the FRU and SRU in a default manner. Whenever the MU gestures with the MD using the first motion, video of the FRU is displayed and audio of the FRU and SRU is reproduced in a manner that accentuates the FRU. Whenever the MU gestures with the MD using a second motion, video of the SRU is displayed and audio of the FRU and SRU is reproduced in a manner that accentuates the SRU.04-19-2012
20120092435System and Method to Enable Layered Video Messaging - A method includes selecting, at a first computing device, a first content source as a foreground content source and a second content source as a background content source. The method includes determining a location of the first computing device. The method also includes generating layered multimedia content. The layered multimedia content includes a foreground layer including first media content received from the first content source, a background layer including second media content received from the second content source, an information layer including data associated with the location to the first computing device, and audio content. The method includes sending the layered multimedia content to at least a second computing device.04-19-2012
20130010051Method and System for Video Messaging - Methods, systems and devices, including computer programs, for creating, storing, formatting and sending video messages from one mobile device to another. A video message is recorded by camera element on a first mobile device. A recipient identifier associated with a second mobile device is logged by way of input by the sender. An alert is transmitted to the second mobile device by way of the identifier, thereby providing notification that the video message is ready to view and presenting a selectable screen object to activate the video message. The operating system of the second mobile device is determined, and the video message is formatted for viewing compatibility with that operating system. The video message is then uploaded to and played on the second mobile device. A reply message may similarly be sent from the second mobile device to the first mobile device, without the need to input a recipient identifier.01-10-2013
20130021427MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal including a first body having a user input unit at one surface thereof; a second body slidably connected to the first body so as to be movable between a first state where the user input unit is exposed and a second state where the user input unit is covered by the second body; and a first image input unit located at the user input unit such that an external image is inputtable in the first state.01-24-2013
20080246831VIDEO COMMUNICATION METHOD AND VIDEO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL IMPLEMENTING THE SAME - A video communication method, computer program product and video communication terminal implementing the same are disclosed, by which a terminal user is assisted by identifying what kind of conversation he had with a specific correspondent user by reading a phone call list on a terminal. The present invention includes a step of accessing the video communication, a step of storing a video of the video communication, and a step of displaying a communication list item of the video communication together with the stored video.10-09-2008
20130169736Making 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 link, and each installed with an instance of a lightweight sub-client having reduced functionality relative to the first client. The first client establishes a call with a remote, third terminal over the network, based on a user credential identifying the first client. Each second terminal generates an audio or video stream, and each sub-client transmits the respective stream to the first client over the local wireless link for use in the call. The first client switches between a second state in which the call uses the streams from the sub-clients and a first state in which the call uses a stream generated by the first terminal without the streams from the sub-clients.07-04-2013
20080225109METHOD OF DISPLAYING IMAGES ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A mobile communication terminal displays images of a video conference to enable a feeling of natural conversation ambience to the participants. The terminal captures an image of the terminal user and receives images of other video conference participants. The terminal displays one of the received images closest to the camera, and the captured image farthest from the camera to encourage the user to focus his line of sight to the camera. Also, a sight location indicator is displayed as a further aid to directing the line of sight. Looking at the camera provides a natural conversation ambience to the participants.09-18-2008
20130141514METHOD FOR SWITCHING VIDEO CALLS BETWEEN DEVICES - A method for switching a call with video or at least one image between a first communication device and a display device is disclosed. The method includes the first communication device determining whether the display device is within a predetermined distance from the first communication device; if the display device is within the predetermined distance from the first communication device, the first communication device obtaining functional information from the display device; the first communication device transmitting communication information corresponding to a second communication device to the display device; and the display device launching network communication software and making a first call to the second communication device according to the communication information.06-06-2013
20130093832Snapshot Capture in Video Stream - In video conference scenarios, participants may be interested in preserving particular video frames. The participants may wish to capture one or more individual frames for storage and later usage. Systems and methods are described herein for a presenter to tag individual pictures during a live video stream for remote user download.04-18-2013
20130093833User Interface Methods and Apparatus For Use In Communicating Text And Photo Messages - Techniques for use in messaging from a portable communication device having a camera module are described. In an instant communication session, the portable device displays a message thread involving two or more participants and a text input field for entering text. In response to an input to capture an image, the portable device automatically captures a photographic image via the camera module, attaches the photographic image to a message, and sends the message to at least one of the two or more participants.04-18-2013
20130100234CELLPHONE VIDEO IMAGING - A system for forming and transmitting a plurality of video images, at an image transmission rate of at least 1-3 images per sec, from a first cellphone to a second cellphone spaced apart from the first cellphone. A first cellphone user can choose to illuminate and transmit an image of the user or an image of a selected object distinct from the user.04-25-2013
20130100233Compact Acoustic Mirror Array System and Method - Systems and methods are described for a sound focusing apparatus and method that permits directional sensitivity and increased amplitude sensitivity in very compact form factor. Advanced detection, localization, and identification of sources of sound that are an extended distance away can be accomplished using systems whose form factor are small enough to be used in teleconferencing, while providing superior acoustic performance characteristics.04-25-2013
20130100232WIRELESS MOBILE VIDEO - Systems and methods are disclosed to operate an electronic device having a mobile wireless broadband radio frequency (RF) circuit, a cellular RF circuit, one or more baseband processors connected to the cellular RF circuit, and the mobile wireless broadband RF circuit. The system selects a multimedia stream from one of the mobile wireless broadband RF circuit and cellular RF circuit, and renders the multimedia stream with an application processor.04-25-2013
20130127978SIMULTANEOUS DELIVERY OF A TELEPHONY CALL OVER A BROADBAND ACCESS NETWORK AND A CIRCUIT-SWITCHED NETWORK - A call processing module includes a first network interface configured to communicate over a packet-switched network and a second network interface configured to communicate with a local subscriber over a broadband access network employing RF modulation. A call manager is provided which includes a database associating a local subscriber telephone number with an address of a client device associated with the local subscriber for a plurality of subscribers authorized to receive telephony service. A frequency handler is provided for allocating to the client device a receive frequency and a transmit frequency to be used by the client device over the broadband access network during a telephony call. The call processing module also includes a session manager configured to generate and receive signaling messages for establishing the telephony call between the local subscriber and a remote subscriber over the broadband access network and the packet-switched network as well as over the broadband access network, the packet-switched network and a circuit-switched network in communication with the packet-switched network.05-23-2013
20130169737PATIENT MONITORING UTILIZING ONE OR MORE ACCELEROMETERS - A communications and monitoring system includes a wireless device configured to communicate audio and video data, a plurality of peripheral devices, each peripheral device being associated with a respective user, and a computer system configured for communication with the wireless device and configured for communication with each of the peripheral devices. The computer system includes executable software, in accordance with which, the association of each of the peripheral devices with a respective user is maintained, audio and video data from the wireless device is received by the computer, and audio and video data from the wireless device is accessible by each respective user using one of the peripheral devices. The wireless device is configured for automatic activation or communication of an alert, or both, triggered by accelerometer data from one or more accelerometers.07-04-2013
20130169735ROAM FREE CHILD SECURITY - The invention describes a child monitoring and early warning system, which monitors the child's position in the home. The system provides monitoring of a sleeping baby and in addition is able to detect/monitor a child's position and relay two way voice and video communication to warn the adult of the child's position.07-04-2013
20130147898Video 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 be modeled is identified, a model that approximates the portion can be specified, the portion can be removed from the video, and instructions for modeling the video can be formatted. The video and the instructions can be transmitted to a receiving device, which can synthesize the model and the received video to generate a model-based video. Systems for providing the model-based video fixing are also disclosed.06-13-2013
20100309283Portable Remote Audio/Video Communication Unit - A lightweight, portable, audio/video communication unit is provided. The unit can be operated in remote areas for gathering high quality audio/video information and communicating the information back to a central reviewing area utilizing landline connections, a broadband communication network or a satellite network.12-09-2010
20120274726Session processing method and system - The disclosure discloses a session processing method, which includes: a wireless Access Terminal (AT) supporting wireless video sends a cluster user participation command to a conference control centre, wherein the command includes an identifier of a cluster user which is invited to participate in a video conference; the conference control centre sends an invitation to a cluster terminal corresponding to the identifier of the cluster user through a Push To Talk Dispatch Server (PDS); the cluster terminal which receives the invitation returns an Acknowledgement (ACK) response to the PDS when the cluster terminal agrees to participate in the video conference and establishes a link with the PDS; and session interaction between the AT and the cluster terminal is performed based on the link. The disclosure also discloses a session processing system. By adopting the method and the system according to the disclosure, a session between an AT supporting wireless video and a common cluster terminal in a wireless video conference system is realized.11-01-2012
20130176377MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal including a speech recognition unit configured to recognize input speech; a mobile communication unit configured to perform a calling operation with at least one other terminal; and a controller configured to receive a predetermined input while performing the calling operation, to recognize voice call contents through the speech recognition unit based on the received predetermined input, to tag the recognized voice call contents to at least one application executed by the mobile terminal, and to execute the at least one application using the tagged voice call contents.07-11-2013
20110242267APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REMOTE CONTROL BETWEEN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINALS - An apparatus and method in a mobile terminal support remote control with other mobile terminals. A video call is connected between the mobile terminal with a corresponding terminal. A remote control request message is transmitted through a control channel to the corresponding terminal. A remote control acceptance message is received through the control channel from the corresponding terminal. And a control message including control data that corresponds to a user input is transmitted through the control channel to the corresponding terminal.10-06-2011
20130155170MOBILE PHONE DOCKING STATION MULTI-NETWORK TELEPHONY HUB - A docking station includes a first docking port configured to physically dock with a first mobile device, wherein the first docking port includes a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port. The docking station includes a subscriber line interface connected to one or more Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) phones. The docking station further includes a switch configured to: receive a first call via the first mobile device docked in the docking station, and route the first call to the subscriber line interface, wherein the subscriber line interface rings the one or more Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) with a first ringtone specific to the first mobile device. The first mobile device comprises a portable digital computing device that includes the capability to communicate via a mobile carrier network or via other network connections.06-20-2013
20130155169METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING VIRTUAL CONFERENCING - An approach for providing virtual conferencing is described. A virtual conference platform receives, in real-time, images representing users of the respective mobile devices, selects a virtual environment among a plurality of virtual environments, and integrates the images into the selected virtual environment.06-20-2013
20120281056PORTABLE REMOTE PRESENCE ROBOT - A tele-presence system that includes a portable robot face coupled to a remote station. The robot face includes a robot monitor, a robot camera, a robot speaker and a robot microphone. The remote station includes a station monitor, a station camera, a station speaker and a station microphone. The portable robot face can be attached to a platform mounted to the ceiling of an ambulance. The portable robot face can be used by a physician at the remote station to provide remote medical consultation. When the patient is moved from the ambulance the portable robot face can be detached from the platform and moved with the patient.11-08-2012
20120281055Method and system for implementing three-party video call by mobile terminals - The disclosure discloses a method for implementing a three-party video call by mobile terminals, which comprises: starting a Bluetooth feature of an intelligent mobile terminal acting as a server and that of an intelligent mobile terminal acting as a client, respectively; after a server intelligent mobile terminal and a client intelligent mobile terminal are bound together in terms of Bluetooth, starting, by the server intelligent mobile terminal and the client intelligent mobile terminal, their respective real-time transmission threads and real-time reception threads, and performing, by the server intelligent mobile terminal, audio/video data processing, so as to implement the three-party video call with a third party intelligent mobile terminal. The disclosure further discloses a system for implementing a three-party video call by mobile terminals. Use of the method and system enables intelligent mobile terminals to implement a three-party video call function, thereby user experience is satisfied.11-08-2012
20130120520APPARATUS 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, recognizing, by the mobile communication terminal, a shaking of the other terminal using images received from the other terminal, and generating a vibration of the mobile communication terminal corresponding to the recognized shaking of the other terminal.05-16-2013
20130120519Method, System, Terminal, and Server for Transferring Video Call Between Access Networks - The present invention discloses a method, a system, a terminal, an MSC server, and an SCC application server for transferring a video call between access networks. The method includes: pre-negotiating, in a PS domain and through IMS signaling, a CS video call parameter; and, after a video call of a terminal is transferred from the PS domain to a CS domain, establishing a CS video call according to the pre-negotiated CS video call parameter. By using the technical solutions of the present invention, the CS video call parameter is pre-negotiated before the video call of the terminal is transferred from the PS domain to the CS domain, and after transfer to the CS domain, the CS video call is established by directly using the pre-negotiated CS video call parameter.05-16-2013
20110304685Wireless Portable Device for Creating and Wirelessly Transmitting Digital Audio and/or Video - A portable wireless communications subscriber audio and/or video player apparatus and system and method for selecting, requesting, downloading, and playing audio and/or video data content files from an Internet-based database server. The wireless link is preferably implemented in accordance with the WiFi protocol, which allows connectivity to the Internet by being in proximity with a local base station or WiFi hotspot (i.e., publicly available local wireless access hub connected to the Internet). The portable wireless communications subscriber audio and/or video player apparatus and system preferably include a security means for monitoring and blocking unauthorized use of the player apparatus and system. The player apparatus further preferably has the capability to communicate with other neighboring player apparatus for the purpose of exchanging content data files, playlists and personal messages.12-15-2011
20120019610SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INTEGRATED VIDEO COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS ON A MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE - A system and method for operating a mobile computing device is disclosed. A processor for the mobile computing device is configured to present a user interface for a core application of the mobile computing device. The user interface enables a user to select a third party communication application from the user interface of the core application. The selected third party communication application is executed to enable the user to initiate a communication session with another user using the services of the selected third party communication application.01-26-2012
20130194373SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROJECTION UTILIZING A WIRELESS DEVICE - A system, method, and wireless device configured for projecting displayable content. The wireless device includes display logic operable to determine that displayable content is available to the wireless device. The wireless device further includes at least two projectors in communication with the display logic, wherein the at least two projectors are operable to project the displayable content onto a surface.08-01-2013
20130201275METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING VIDEO CALL WITH BLUETOOTH-BASED HEADSET AND VIDEO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL FOR THE SAME - Disclosed are a method for implementing a video call with a Bluetooth-based headset and a video communication terminal. The method includes: looking up a Bluetooth headset; starting a VTCALL unit of the AP module and an AG unit; sending a VTCALL command and an AG command to the audio module; switching an audio channel to a BTVTCALL channel; starting a recording and playing mode of the video communication terminal, collecting uplink and downlink audio data, and transmitting the uplink and the downlink audio data to the Bluetooth module; transmitting the uplink and the downlink audio data to the Bluetooth headset; executing the data exchange with the Bluetooth headset for implementing a Bluetooth video call. The present invention implements the Bluetooth video call by modifying software, thereby using the current hardware resources and decreasing the cost.08-08-2013
20130201274VIDEO 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, during a video telephone call connection, the first mobile communication terminal receives a command from a user and sends the received command to the second mobile communication terminal and wherein the second mobile communication terminal executes the command received from the first mobile communication terminal and reconfigures multi-media data transmitted to the first mobile communication terminal.08-08-2013
20130208075ENCODING PROCESSING FOR CONFERENCING SYSTEMS - Optimization of conference call encoding processes is provided. A first client of a multi-party conference call may receive client capability data, including video scalability support, from each of the other clients to the conference call. Based on the client capability data and the transmission capabilities of the first client, including video scalability support, the first client may determine a total number of data streams and properties for each data stream, such that the total number of data streams and the plurality of properties for each data stream are optimized and supported by the respective client capability data and the transmission capabilities. Subsequently, the first client generates one or more data streams according to the total number of data streams and the properties that were determined for each data stream and transmits the one or more data streams to the other clients of the conference call.08-15-2013

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