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20130029649Automatic Mute Detection - A system and methodology for managing a mute function muting a connection to a conference call is disclosed. The system is implemented when the mute function is activated on a line connected to a conference call through a telecommunications network. The method includes receiving a sound, determining whether the sound meets predetermined criteria and if the sound meets predetermined criteria then performing a mute status operation.01-31-2013
20080261577Mobile Virtual Communication Invitations - In general, in an aspect, the invention provides a method including prompting a first user of a first mobile communication device to invite a second user of a second mobile communication device to become associated with a virtual community associated with the first user, sending a first notification from the first mobile communication device to a gateway in response to the first user inviting the second user to become associated with the virtual community, sending a second notification from the gateway to the second mobile communication device indicating that the first user is inviting the second user to become associated with the virtual community, and prompting the second user, upon receiving the second notification at the second mobile communication device, to become associated with the virtual community.10-23-2008
20080261576Communication system for oil and gas platforms - Communications between oil platform operators and radio users on oil platforms are facilitated using a conference server that provides software-based conference rooms enabling the oil platform operators to speak and listen to desired radio users and other oil platform operators.10-23-2008
20120184257Multiparty lines Communication Method - A multiparty communication management method employs an initiative computer device to initiate a multiparty communication for connecting to plural receiving communication devices. Next, any receiving communication devices is employed to call an initiative communication device via the user interface or DTMF, whereby the initiative communication device is joined the multiparty lines communication. Finally, the initiative computer device can directly control the voice signals of any of receiving communication devices. By aforementioned method, conferees of the multiparty communication can request the initiator to manage the communication instead of redundant commands required in the art, thereby providing a multiparty communication management method with higher operation rate and greater convenience.07-19-2012
20130029648System and method for short-range electronic communication - A system and method for transferring information over a short range are disclosed. The system and method can be used for a variety of applications, including administrative provisioning of information to particular users, providing information relating to a user during a conference call, handing off calls to or from another phone, for other application deployment, for pass of control, and similar applications. The system includes a first device capable of short-range communication and having a client application thereon and a second device capable of short-range communication and having a client or an administrator application thereon. Information is passed between the first device and the second device using short range communication.01-31-2013
20130084841SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IN-BAND MODEM TO MODEM COMMUNICATION - Systems, methods and programmed instructions are disclosed useful for transmitting signals representing data messages to and from a wireless handheld telephony device along a first call leg of a communication session previously established between the wireless handheld telephony device and at least one second telephony device, the communication session being controlled by a call control server.04-04-2013
20130078975Multi-party multi-modality communication - Disclosed herein are example embodiments for multi-party multi-modality communication. By way of example but not limitation, a third communication device may receive first communication data for a first communication flow that is associated with a first communication device or receive second communication data for a second communication flow that is associated with a second communication device. It may further effectuate at least one conversion with respect to at least one of the first communication data or the second communication data to cause a conversion of communication data from corresponding to one type of user interaction communication modality to corresponding to another type of user interaction communication modality. A third communication device may present to a third user thereof a version of the first communication data while the second communication flow is extant or a version of the second communication data while the first communication flow is extant.03-28-2013
20100105371METHOD FOR ADDRESSING BROADCAST MESSAGE IN TRUNK SYSTEM - The method of present invention is used for addressing broadcast message in trunk system, in which said trunk system includes base station, mobile station. Said method includes the following steps: adding a index of trunk broadcast time slot newly, all the mobile station that support boundless capacity group call service monitor these trunk broadcast time slots; the paging message of the boundless capacity group call transmitted by said base station is sent in the trunk broadcast time slot, which uses the group identification as the broadcast address, and address according to the group identification, not address to a single mobile station. The method of present invention efficiently solves the problem for the paging channel capacity limitation of boundless capacity group call service supported by CDMA trunk telecommunication system, and greatly shorten the time of group call connection.04-29-2010
20120164998HANDLING AN AUDIO CONFERENCE RELATED TO A TEXT-BASED MESSAGE - A client for a text-based messaging application for a dual-mode mobile communication device may initiate an audio conference based on a text-based message. Contents of fields of the text-based message may be extracted and utilized to construct an audio conference request message that is subsequently transmitted to an audio conference gateway. Where the text-based messaging application is an instant messaging (IM) client application, it may be configured to recognize a voice connection as being related to an ongoing Data Mode IM conversation. As a consequence of the recognition, the IM client application may maintain the user interface for facilitating participation in the Voice Mode IM conversation. Updates related to the status of the Voice Mode IM conversation may be received at the dual-mode mobile communication device over the voice connection and reflected in changes to the user interface.06-28-2012
20090093239MOBILE TELEPHONE UNIT, INFORMING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A mobile telephone performs communication by transmitting voice, which is inputted by a speaker into a communication apparatus having a floor, via a server, to one or more communication devices of one or more listener(s) having no floor. A transmitter transmits a request signal, which requests an acquisition of a floor, to the server (Step S04-09-2009
20130059573Multiple Party Communications for Mobile Terminals - A mobile station in a telecommunication network, comprising a radio access network and a core network, initiates a communication to multiple destination parties. The mobile station assembles and includes the multiple destination parties in a multiple destination party container and inserts this container in a communication initiating message. The mobile station transmits the message via the radio access network to an access node of the core network. The access node retrieves the multiple destination party container from the received message and initializes the communication to multiple destination parties via the core network.03-07-2013
20130065569SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE CARE AND MONITORING USING A MOBILE DEVICE - A system and method for remote care and monitoring of the user of a mobile device, such as a smartphone, and for simplifying use of the mobile device by the user. The system and method comprises software, operable on the mobile device and/or a remote device (such as another smartphone, a computer (including, for example, a web-based application system) or other device), for facilitating the use of a mobile smartphone device while also enabling authorized users (e.g. care providers) to remotely interact with the mobile user, provide them medical care information, daily care instruction, immediate connectivity, mobile phone control and tracking functions, general assistance as well as remotely updating and maintaining the mobile user's mobile device.03-14-2013
20130065568SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPDATING A CONTACT LIST - Presented are systems and methods for updating a contact list on a mobile device. A mobile device receives a conference call roster providing a plurality of conference call attendees participating on a conference call before or after jointing a conference call. The mobile device determines, while participating on the conference call, contact information for a conference call attendee by querying a remote contact information database storing contact information of the plurality of conference call attendees. The mobile device receives, while participating on the conference call, contact information for the conference call attendee. The mobile device populates a contact information record with the received contact information.03-14-2013
20130165088CONFERENCE SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED SIGNALLING METHOD - The conference system (KS) comprises at least two mobile terminals (M06-27-2013
20090170488Group Call Management - Embodiments of the present invention relate to the coordination of group calls involving mobile terminals in telecommunications networks. In one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide a method of managing a group call involving a plurality of mobile communications devices, said plurality of mobile communications devices being registered with a telecommunications network via a serving node, the serving node being operable to transceive data to and from a plurality of radio access nodes so as to communicate with said registered mobile communications devices, in which at least a first of said radio access nodes has established a data communications channel with a mobile communications device of the plurality for conducting the group call, the method comprising: identifying a radio access node adjacent the first radio access node; defining the Group Call Area on basis of the first and adjacent radio access nodes; and establishing a signalling channel within a cell corresponding to said adjacent radio access node, said signalling channel having an identifier corresponding to the Group Call Area. The radio access nodes, or base stations, that have established a data communications channel with the mobile communications device have traffic and signalling channels established therein and are marked as an active cell of the Group Call Area; according to embodiments of the invention, base stations adjacent the active base station are added to the Group Call Area and signalling channels are established in these adjacent cells. Each signalling channel has an identifier corresponding to the Group Call Area. This method of channel allocation and deallocation provides a solution to the problem in the prior art in which channels have to be created as a mobile station moves into a new cell; by contrast, and because a signalling channel in any potential “next” cell has already been established, it is relatively straightforward to allocate a traffic channel therein.07-02-2009
20090149167CONNECTED PORTFOLIO SERVICES FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Connected Portfolio Services for use in a mobile phone network include new mobile phone services: Scheduled Conference with Dial-Out and Dial-In modes of operation; Reservationless Conference; Instant Conferencing; Group Short Message Service with Reply All; Voice Short Message Service with Reply All; Family Connect; Buddy Connect; Quick Reach; and Email2Conference. Connected Portfolio Services also include a new handset client application, management of a limited pool of network routable numbers, and a prepaid billing solution.06-11-2009
20110130131METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING LOCATION SENSITIVE CONFERENCE CALLING - Systems and methods for providing location based conference calling services on communications networks. Location information relating to a device is passed to a location sensitive conference calling system. The location sensitive conference calling system uses the location information to identify a conference calling system, or a conference bridge associated with a conference calling system, to which to connect the device. The device is connected with the conference calling system, or a conference bridge associated with the conference calling system.06-02-2011
20110300841MEETING LOBBY FOR WEB CONFERENCING - A conferencing system provides the scheduling of virtual meetings with meeting lobbies so that a meeting presenter can conduct a virtual meeting without the need to send out invitations to attendees. A person that wants to conduct a virtual meeting can schedule with the conferencing system a meeting with a meeting lobby. The meeting lobby has an address, but there is no associated privileged information, such as a meeting password. Would-be meeting attendees use the meeting lobby address to enter the meeting lobby as visitors in the lobby, and request to enter the meeting from the meeting lobby. A meeting presenter can then either grant authorization for a visitor in the meeting lobby to enter the meeting, or deny authorization for a visitor in the meeting lobby to enter the meeting. If a visitor in the meeting lobby is denied authorization to enter the meeting from the meeting lobby, the conferencing system removes the visitor from the meeting lobby.12-08-2011
20110300840ON THE ROAD GROUPS - A mobile or in-vehicle communication system and method facilitate communication among groups. The system and method also facilitate the creation of such groups. The system and method may convert speech from one member of the group to text for distribution to other members of the group, for whom the text is converted to audible speech.12-08-2011
20110300839SYSTEM FOR RECORDING A TELEPHONE CALL - A system effective to generate information relating to a telephone call. The system comprises a mobile calling telephone, a called telephone, a memory, and a first processor in communication with the memory. The first processor is effective to receive a request from the calling mobile telephone to establish a telephone call with a called telephone. The first processor is further effective to establish a first telephone call between the first processor and the calling mobile telephone over a cellular network and establish a second telephone call between the first processor and the called telephone. The first processor is effective to bridge the first and second telephone calls through the first processor to produce a third telephone call; generate information relating to the third telephone call by the first processor; and send the information over a network to a second processor.12-08-2011
20110143736SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SMART REDIALLING FOR CONFERENCE CALLS - A wireless device and method are provided for redialling of conference calls comprising: establishing a call connection based on a first dialled number; monitoring for subsequent numbers dialled after the establishment of the call connection; determining if the subsequent numbers dialled meet predetermined criteria; and saving the first dialled number and the subsequent numbers dialled in a memory of the wireless device as a saved first dialled number and saved subsequent numbers if the predetermined criteria are met.06-16-2011
20100035593METHOD FOR MANAGING A CONFERENCE CALL IN A TELEPHONE NETWORK - A method of managing, in a telephone network, a conference call among a first terminal and a plurality of terminals, includes: setting up at least one voice channel for activating the conference call among the first terminal and the plurality of terminals; and causing deactivation of a microphone of at least one terminal of the plurality of terminals.02-11-2010
20080268826Radio Communication Equipment and Method of Controlling Said Radio Communication Equipment - Radio communication equipment (10-30-2008
20090264114Method, apparatus and computer program product for utilizing spatial information for audio signal enhancement in a distributed network environment - An apparatus for utilizing spatial information for audio signal enhancement in a multiple distributed network may include a processor. The processor may be configured to receive representations of a plurality of audio signals including at least one audio signal received at a first device and at least a second audio signal received at a second device. The first and second devices may be part of a common acoustic space network and may be arbitrarily positioned with respect to each other. The processor may be further configured to combine the first and second audio signals to form a composite audio signal, and provide for communication of the composite audio signal along with spatial information relating to a sound source of at least one of the plurality of audio signals to another device.10-22-2009
20100081419COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE THEREOF - A communication method and a communication device thereof are provided. The communication method includes the steps of: displaying a calling window when a telephone connection between a calling party of the communication device and a called party is established; displaying a contact list window showing at least one contact item corresponding to at least one contact; dragging and dropping one of the at least one contact item from the contact list window to the calling window; performing a communication function relating to the called party and the dragged and dropped contact item.04-01-2010
20080311896METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A MOBILE MULTI-SERVICE INTERFACE DEVICE - A mobile communication interface (MCI) device may enable utilizing a plurality of communication interfaces to enable connectivity to a plurality of available networks, user interface devices, resources, and/or communication devices; and to support a plurality of users of the MCI device. The communication interfaces may be wired and/or wireless; and may be based on standard network interfaces and/or device-based interfaces. The user devices and/or resources may be local and/or remote, and may comprise service provider devices. Users may interact directly with the MCI device and/or indirectly via communication interfaces. The MCI device may enable concurrent use of the device by a group of supported users; and user specific profiles may be utilized enable determining each user's preferences and operation settings. The user specific profiles may be generated, stored, updated, and/or utilized via the MCI device directly and/or external to the MCI device via its connectivity.12-18-2008
20080305783Conference Presentation System - The invention provides a conference presentation system consisting of a portable presentation controller and a main body. The portable presentation controller can be connected to or disconnected from the main body. Since the portable presentation controller itself has a wireless communication function, the conference presentation system of the invention can provide a complex multi-function system having a conference system, a presentation controller, a mobile microphone, a loudspeaker, a music station and so on.12-11-2008
20090291675METHODS FOR HANDLING CONFERENCE COMMUNICATION AND THE COMMUNICATION APPARATUSES UTILIZING THE SAME - A communication apparatus is provided. A first subscriber identity card camps on a first cell belonging to a first wireless network capable of providing a conference communication service for the first subscriber identity card with at most N peer communication entities via a first radio transceiver module. A second subscriber identity card camps on a second cell belonging to a second wireless network via a second radio transceiver module. A processor builds a conference communication for the first subscriber identity card with at most (N−1) peer communication entities via the first cell, receives an add request to add a new peer communication entity to the conference communication, adds the second subscriber identity card to the conference communication via the first cell, and adds the new peer communication entity to the conference communication via the second cell.11-26-2009
20090111444SOUND IN A CONFERENCE COMMUNICATION SESSION - According to the present invention a first main communication device at a first site includes a first network interface associated with a communication network, a local wireless interface for interfacing with a number of satellite communication devices, a network communication unit for communicating over the first network interface, a local communication unit for communication with satellite communication devices via the local wireless interface, and a control unit. The control unit receives sound picked up by a group of satellite communication devices at the first site via the local wireless interface, combines this received sound, and orders the network communication unit to send the combined sound via the network interface to a second main communication device at a second site as sound in the conference communication session provided by the first main communication device.04-30-2009
20080233933Structured Conference Calls - A conference call is disclosed that is partitioned into two or more topics by a host. Participants to the conference call can then inform the illustrative embodiment which topic or topics they are interested in and where they can be reached over the course of the conference call. At that point, those people who are not interested in the immediate topic can hang up or put their terminal on mute or other go about their business. As the conference call progresses from topic to topic, the host, or another person, informs the illustrative embodiment which topic is next to be discussed. The illustrative embodiment then alerts the participants who indicated their interest in the topic if their terminal is on mute or standby and adds the participants that are not connected to the conference call at all.09-25-2008
20100248704PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR THE ACQUISITION, TRANSMISSION, AND REPRODUCTION OF SOUND EVENTS FOR COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS - A process for the stereophonic acquisition, transmission, and reproduction of sound events for communication applications in telephony with headphones and microphones available for each participant which to each ear area of every participant is assigned a combination consisting of an earphone or a headphone as well as a microphone each, provided in close proximity one to the other in connection that has no acoustic echo or feedback, whereby the real, binaurally acquired environment, related to the head of the respective acquiring participant with respect to its reflection, diffraction, and resonance behavior is transmitted to each of the participants in the form of corresponding stereophonic sound and acoustic images via a two-channel connection.09-30-2010
20130217372SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING CONVENIENT TELECONFERENCING BETWEEN USERS LOCATED IN DIFFERENT TIME ZONES - Systems and methods are disclosed for facilitating convenient teleconferencing between users located in different time zones. The system generally comprises three or more mobile devices with an associated server, processor and memory. The memory stores instructions that cause the processor to execute a method which generally involves an inviter proposing a first meeting time with two or more invitees. Based on the proposed time, an ideal time frame for the teleconference is presented to the inviter. The time frame is computed using data regarding the local times of each of the three attendees, thereby determining the most convenient time for all three to attend the teleconference. Once the meeting is started, the inviter reconfirms the current local times at the locations of the invitees. Subsequently, a meeting may be cut short if the local time of any attendees falls within a designated meal time or non-working time.08-22-2013
20120196584Arrangement and Method for Controlling Service Activation on a Mobile Terminal - An arrangement and method in a wireless communication network provides users with full control of service management, defines how a user can enter or leave services, and defines dependencies between services. A mobile terminal initiates establishment of a group and creates a unique groupID. The terminal sends invitations to other terminals to join the group and includes the unique groupID and a service feature tag for a desired service. The terminal will not request a service if it is incompatible with a service already running. Terminals that receive invitations store the groupID and service feature tags. These parameters are used to send acceptances or rejections, and to join later or leave a service.08-02-2012
20090298487Methods and Apparatus for Push to Talk and Conferencing Service - A method is provided for use in a push to talk or conferencing type service involving a terminal and a controller, comprising, in response to the controller deciding to grant a talk request received from the terminal, sending to the terminal an indication of an allowed talk time for a granted talk burst, the indication being for use at the terminal to monitor the remaining allowed talk time during the granted talk burst. There is also provided a method for use in a push to talk or conferencing type service involving a terminal and a controller, comprising, in response to the controller deciding to grant a talk request received from the terminal, monitoring the remaining allowed talk time at the controller using an allowed talk timer and starting the allowed talk timer at the controller in response to receipt of talk burst data from the terminal.12-03-2009
20090186607MULTI-STANDBY MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF PERFORMING CONFERENCE CALL USING THE SAME - A multi-standby mobile terminal and a method for performing a conference call using the same are provided. The method of performing a conference call includes connecting a first mobile terminal existing in a first wireless communication network and a second mobile terminal, wherein the second mobile terminal is a multi-standby mobile terminal, requesting communication to the second mobile terminal, by a third mobile terminal existing in a second wireless communication network, and performing a conference call by synthesizing sound signals, input from the first mobile terminal and the second mobile terminal, to a synthesized sound signal in a first audio mixer of the second mobile terminal, when the communication request is a request for a conference call, and transmitting the synthesized sound signal to the third mobile terminal.07-23-2009
20090186608MULTI-STANDBY MOBILE TERMINAL AND HOST FUNCTION PROVIDING METHOD FOR THE SAME - A multi-standby mobile terminal and a method for providing a host function between different networks in a multi-standby mobile terminal are provided. The method includes creating a call from a first mobile terminal, as a multi-standby mobile terminal, to a second mobile terminal on a first network and to a third mobile terminal on a second network, outputting a received voice signal through a speaker from the first mobile terminal, when the voice signal is received from one of the second mobile terminal and third mobile terminal, and, transmitting, from the first mobile terminal, the received voice signal through a loopback process to the one of the second mobile terminal and third mobile terminal that does not transmit the voice signal.07-23-2009
20090088141Method and System for Conference Calling with Vehicle Occupant - The disclosed system and method provide a mechanism for facilitating a conference call between a telematics subscriber and third parties through a call center. In one aspect, vehicle data may be uploaded data from the telematics unit while maintaining the conference call. The uploaded data may contain GPS location of the vehicle to assist a requester in locating and assisting the vehicle occupant.04-02-2009
20090137234METHOD FOR MULTI-PARTY CALL IN MOBILE STATION - A method for a multi-party call in a mobile station is provided. The method includes performing a multi-party call and call-connecting, if a mobile station is selected for call connection from mobile stations connected for the multi-party call, to the selected mobile station. Accordingly, a user can reject a call connection request of a third party during communication through a base station. Further, the user can directly select a desired mobile station for call connection or connection release.05-28-2009
20090186606VOICE GROUP SESSIONS OVER TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS - Telecommunication networks and methods are disclosed for providing a group session service for a plurality of participants. An application server in the telecommunication network receives a plurality of real-time media streams from the participants of the group session, and identifies voice media in the individual media streams. The voice media represents the spoken voice of the participants, and includes talking intervals separated by idle intervals (i.e., pauses in the spoken voice). The application server inputs the talking intervals as audio media elements into an audio media queue in the order received, and also outputs the audio media elements from the audio media queue in the order in which the audio media elements were inputted (i.e., in a first-in-first-out (FIFO) fashion) to generate a collective media stream for the group session. The collected audio stream is then provided to the participants of the group session.07-23-2009
20090186605Creating a Communication Group - This document describes tools capable of enabling users of mobile communication devices to create communication groups quickly and easily. With such a communication group a user may call, text, or instant message all persons in the group at once by selecting the communication group rather than each person in the group. In one embodiment, the tools enable a user to build a communication group by dragging and dropping indicators for persons he or she knows from one area of a screen into another area. In another embodiment, the tools automatically collect persons from those that the user knows based on one or more criteria. The user may then easily create a communication group of those collected persons, such as by tapping on an area of a mobile device's display.07-23-2009
20090325561METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENABLING A CONFERENCE CALL - A method and system enables a conference call that includes a push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) call session and a non-PoC over cellular call session. The method includes establishing a PoC call session between a first communication device and a second communication device using a PoC server (step 705). A non-PoC call session is also established between the first communication device and a third communication device (step 710). Transcoded media data are then generated by transcoding and buffering media data received at the first communication device from the third communication device (step 715). Permission to transmit in the PoC call session is then received at the first communication device from the PoC server (step 725). The transcoded media data are then transmitted, from the first communication device to the push-to-talk over cellular server, for forwarding to the second communication device (step 730).12-31-2009
20090081999METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DYNAMIC MOBILE CONFERENCING WITH AUTOMATIC PAIRING - Described are methods and systems to preset a Bluetooth enabled headset and a Bluetooth enabled conference hub, so that at the time of a conference call, they are pre-paired and ready for use. Pairing information of a particular Bluetooth headset may be stored with a server and downloaded to a particular conference at the time of the scheduled conference. When a conference call is scheduled, via for example an email client conference scheduling tool, the hub will be automatically preset so that when a particular user with a headset comes within range, the headset and hub are paired and may transmit and receive communications between them. The described methods and systems can be used in large scale and small scale businesses with dynamic conferencing needs. The methods and systems can integrate with widely available email client conference scheduling tools currently used by many business enterprises.03-26-2009
20090117887METHODS FOR BARGING USERS ON A REAL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Methods for barging an online user on a real-time communications network are presenting including: making a barge request by a barging user to barge online users; if online users are a part of an on-going call and the barging user has a barge privilege, joining the barging user with the on-going call; and if online users are not part of the on-going call and the barging user has the barge privilege, creating a new call with the barging user and the online user. In some embodiments, methods further include: if the barging caller is restricted and the barging user does not have the barge privilege, denying the barging user from the joining; and if the barging caller is not restricted and the barging user does not have the barge privilege, joining the barging user with the on-going call, and granting the floor control based on a standard floor control rule.05-07-2009
20090209242Access control to communication facility - To allow a user to break out of a conference and rejoin it, multiple accessions within a predetermined period (such as one day) may be counted as a single accession in counting towards the predetermined number of accessions. Different users may be validated for use of the same resources for different durations. To encourage responsible use of the reservation facilities, allocation of resources may be prioritized for users having the most restricted duration of access. A telecommunications conferencing facility may include a provisioning facility for allocating resources to a user and a validation processor for creating validation information. The provisioning facility and validation processor control access to the resources such that a user is permitted access to the resources for a predetermined duration. A timer and/or counter may be employed to disable access after elapse of a predetermined period or number of accessions.08-20-2009
20090253418System for conference call and corresponding devices, method and program products - The present invention concerns a system for a conference call, which includes: at least one portable audio device (MEM2-MEMn) arranged in an common acoustic space (AS) which device (MEM2-MEMn) is equipped with audio components (LS2-LSn, MIC2-MICn) for inputting and outputting an audible sound and at least one communication module (10-08-2009
20090239515METHOD FOR ASSIGNING THE CARRIER FREQUENCY IN A TRUNKED SYSTEM - The present invention discloses a method for assigning the carrier frequency in a trunking system, which includes: after the base station subsystem receiving a group call request, it assigns a carrier frequency reference for this group call, by which to establish the forward channels of the group users managed by the base station subsystem. With the method offered by the present invention, all the group members under a base station subsystem could be established on the same carrier frequency reference as far as possible, thereby sharing of the wireless channels.09-24-2009
20120142324SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONFERENCE INFORMATION - A method for providing information for a conference at one or more locations is disclosed. One or more mobile devices monitor one or more starting requirements of the conference and transmit input sound information to a server when the one or more starting requirements of the conference is detected. The one or more starting requirements may include a starting time of the conference, a location of the conference, and/or acoustic characteristics of a conference environment. The server generates conference information based on the input sound information from each mobile device and transmits the conference information to each mobile device. The conference information may include information on attendees, a current speaker among the attendees, an arrangement of the attendees, and/or a meeting log of attendee participation at the conference.06-07-2012
20090047938Media Handling for Multimedia Conferencing in Multihop Cellular Networks - An apparatus for controlling media handling in a multimedia conference between participants in a cellular network and participants in a mobile ad-hoc wireless network is disclosed. The disclosed multimedia conference mediator comprises a first interfacing unit for communicating with a media gateway controller in the mobile ad-hoc wireless network, a second interface for communicating with a media resource controller in a centralized media resource unit in the cellular network, and a mediator core configured to establish a media-bearing connection between a media mixer in the mobile ad-hoc wireless network and a media resource processor in the cellular network, using the media resource controller and the media gateway controller.02-19-2009
20100167711METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING COMMUNICATION GROUPS - A method and system for creating a communication group (07-01-2010
20130122879METHOD FOR ENSURING CONTINUITY DURING THE MANAGEMENT OF COMMUNICATION SESSIONS OPERATED FROM A FOURTH-GENERATION MOBILE TERMINAL - A method ensuring continuity of management of communications sessions operated from a fourth-generation mobile terminal communicating on an IP network including at least one radio network with a plurality of base stations with which said terminal is capable of communicating, said radio network connected via access gateways to an interconnection network with communications session management application servers, the sessions of a mobile terminal being managed by one of said servers, the method including: in the event of a movement of the mobile terminal resulting in a change of access gateway, the new gateway transmits an alert message to a new management server; the new management server transmits an interrogation request to the other servers in order to recover the call context of the mobile terminal; and the new server transmits an invitation to the mobile terminal accompanied by connection parameters, such that said terminal can connect to the new server.05-16-2013
20100222045WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD - A wireless communication terminal includes a first wireless communication section configured to wirelessly communicate with a first wireless communication terminal via a base station, a second wireless communication section configured to transmit and receive data to/from a second wireless communication terminal though a short-range wireless communication link, and a controller configured to, while the wireless communication terminal itself is communicating with the first wireless communication terminal, upon detection of the existence of the second communication terminal, create a call request for requesting the second wireless communication terminal to initiate a phone call to the wireless communication terminal itself, further, cause the second wireless communication section to transmit the call request to the second wireless communication terminal, and upon receipt of the phone call which the second wireless communication terminal initiated in response to the call request, transmit a request for switching to a three-party call mode to the base station.09-02-2010
20100227597MOBILE CONFERENCING AND AUDIO SHARING TECHNOLOGY - A method and apparatus is provided for setting up a voice conference call or sharing audio content. The method includes the steps of providing an audio mixer that receives an audio input from each of at least three audio interfaces of the conference call, mixes the audio inputs and provides an equalized audio output to each of the at least three audio interfaces, providing a first local wireless interface between a first audio interface of the at least three audio interfaces and a first headset, providing a second local interface between a second audio interface of the at least three audio interfaces and a second headset and coupling a third audio interface of the at least three audio interfaces to a third headset through a base station of a cellular network, wherein the communication paths to the first, second and third persons are all different.09-09-2010
20100197288Call Routing Method and Device - A wireless device uses a software application that enables the device to communicate with a remote service provider device over a wireless link. The user initiates a call to a third party by dialling the telephone number of the third party the user wishes to communicate with. The software application then automatically initiates a data communication to the remote service provider and automatically providing to the remote service provider device all the required information needed by the service provider device to correctly route the communication.08-05-2010
20090111443System and method for wireless conferencing - A system and method for wireless conferencing. A personal wireless device is linked with a conferencing system for implementing a conference call. Voice input is received from a user through the personal wireless device. The voice input is transmitted to the conferencing system in response to receiving the voice input. The voice input is broadcast through one or more speakers in communication with the conferencing system in response to determining the voice input may be inaudible to one or more users in a room.04-30-2009
20130130665METHOD OF INITIATING A HANDS-FREE CONFERENCE CALL - A method of operating a vehicle telematics unit includes storing a conference call access code; initiating a conference call from a vehicle based on verbal commands received from a vehicle occupant; receiving a request for the conference call access code from an automated telephone attendant (ATA) while initiating the conference call; determining that the ATA has requested the conference call access code using a speech recognition function at the vehicle; and sending the stored conference call access code to the ATA based on the determination of the speech recognition function.05-23-2013
20130130666PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Various embodiments for conducting a phone conferencing session are disclosed. One embodiment is a method implemented in a communication device for conducting a phone conferencing session. The method comprises determining that a user of the communication device wishes to initiate the phone conferencing session, determining a current location of the communication device, retrieving information relating to the user for initiating the phone conferencing session, and initiating the phone conferencing session associated according to the information relating to the user.05-23-2013
20130130667NETWORK ELEMENT, TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND A METHOD FOR PROVIDING A TELEPHONY CONNECTION - A network element comprises a radio frequency (RF) transceiver module and a signal processing module operably coupled to the RF transceiver module and arranged to enable at least one telephony connection to be established over a first communication network between the network element and a plurality of local wireless communication units. The signal processing module is further arranged to enable a piconet to be established where the piconet comprises the network element and the plurality of wireless communication units. The signal processing module is further arranged to establish a common telephony connection between the piconet and at least one remote device over a second communication network.05-23-2013
20130130668Group Call Mangement - A method of managing a call group by a number of mobile devices in a mobile telecommunications network. The mobile telecommunications network includes a serving node in communication with the mobile devices. The method includes a network node identifying a radio access node adjacent a first radio access node. The method also includes a serving node creating the group call area on basis of the first and adjacent radio access nodes. The method also includes establishing a signalling channel within a cell corresponding to the adjacent radio access node. The signalling channel includes an identifier corresponding to the group call area. The radio access nodes, or base stations, that have established a data communications channel with the mobile communications device have traffic and signalling channels established therein and are marked as an active cell of the group call area.05-23-2013
20130143540SMARTPHONE WITH DETACHABLE INPUT AND OUTPUT (I/O) COMPONENTS (DIOC) - Embodiments of the present invention provide a mobile device comprising a core phone with a detachable primary device. The core phone transfers an incoming call alert to the detached primary device by synchronizing the display frame buffer of the core phone with the display frame buffer associated with the detached primary device. A plurality of remote secondary devices can be paired with the core phone on request by said secondary devices to transfer an incoming call alert to said plurality of secondary devices and establish a connection after authorization with said detached primary device. The detachable primary device is usable by pairing with the core phone when the core phone is not used directly but remains in the vicinity. Important data in the primary device is synchronized with the core phone to avoid data loss when the primary device is accidentally dropped or lost or damaged.06-06-2013
20110028136METHOD FOR SIMULATING NETWORK HOLD - A method, a master short range accessory, and an ad-hoc personal area network device for pairing with multiple slave communication devices are disclosed. An audio user interface 02-03-2011
20100056121SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS CONVERSATION IN MULTI-PARTY - A method for simultaneous multi-party conversation, comprising steps of: (1) a calling party dialling a called party resulting in the voice signal of the calling party being directed into a computer of the calling party; (2) said computer transmitting the voice signal to a plurality of computers of called parties and activating several internet voice communication softwares of the called parties; (3) the voice signal of one of the called parties being received by the calling party; (4) then, the voice signal of the called party being transmitted to other called parties by a transforming device, thus achieving interconnection between the calling party and several called parties. Said method and system also comprise a step of conversation recordation. The invention also discloses a system for simultaneous multi-party conversation.03-04-2010
20100056122REMOTE COMMUNICATION METHOD AND ITS MEETING SYSTEM - The present invention provides a method for remote communication to realize the multi-user communication pattern, comprising: (1) linking at least one communication part of a plurality of communication devices via using expansion connection device; (2) connecting any plurality of communication devices of at least one communication part to communicate with communication devices of other parts by expansion connection device. In one embodiment of the invention, the method farther includes the step of recording contents of communication by record equipment. The method also comprises the step that any plurality of communication devices of at least one communication part converts communication signals by using expansion connection device before communicating to other parts. The present invention also provides one remote communication meeting system using the method for remote communication.03-04-2010
20110081896System and Method for Connecting to a Audio Conference Service Using a Mobile Communications Device - A mobile communications device for connecting to a conference call hosted by an audio conference service. After receiving a meeting invitation and storing information relating thereto, the mobile communications device dials a first sequence contained in a first link to connect to the audio conference service and, subsequent to dialing the first sequence, dials a second sequence contained in a second link associated with the first link to connect to the conference call.04-07-2011
20110159860METHOD FOR MANAGING APPOINTMENTS IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method for managing appointments utilizes an appointment management system installed in a communication server between communication devices. The appointment management system receives a request list from one of the communication devices used by an originator. The request list is then saved in a database. The appointment management system invites the invitees to enter a video conference and prompts the invitees to input a departure location and date of an appointment. After the appointment management system receives a final venue and date determined by the originator. The appointment management system sends the final venue and date to all the invitees.06-30-2011
20110212714SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED CALL INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING TELECONFERENCES - An example aspect includes a mobile device that can perform a method where a conference call schedule is kept in a calendaring application, which is made to reference a temporary entry in a contact manager, which tracks access information, such as a dial-in number, an authentication code, and descriptive information for the call, such as a name for the call. The access information from the temporary contact entry is used to establish the call, and the descriptive information from the contact entry is outputted, such as through a display. An entry in a log can be created for the call using the descriptive information from the temporary contact entry. The temporary contact entry can be maintained if the conference call is to be repeated, or else it can be deleted. Such devices and methods provide an enhanced user experience for conference calls, by providing logging and display of more descriptive information about the calls.09-01-2011
20110014901MOBILE TERMINAL FOR MULTI-PARTY CALL AND MULTI-PARTY CALL METHOD - A multi-party call method provides connecting a multi-party call with a plurality of non-control terminals by a control terminal. Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) signals are received from a part of the plurality of non-control terminals to which call termination commands are input by the control terminal, respectively. The received DTMF signals are recognized to check the part of the plurality of non-control terminals that have transmitted the DTMF signals; and the call states are displayed with the recognized part of the non-control terminals as a terminal state on a display screen.01-20-2011
20110014902Conferencing system - A method for administering conferencing resources in a communications system comprising a plurality of terminals and a conference server, the method comprising: transmitting from a first terminal to the server a first message comprising a request for a resource capable of sustaining a conference call; allocating by means of the server a network address identifying a resource capable of sustaining the conference call; and transmitting from the server to the first terminal a second message comprising the network address.01-20-2011
20120149349LOCATION-BASED TELEPHONE CONFERENCES WHERE A CONFERENCE IS ASSOCIATED WITH A COVERAGE AREA - The application relates to location based telephone conferences. In a location based telephone conference, upon request from a user to join a telephone conference, his location is determined and he is joined to a conference according his location. However, in the prior art it is assumed that the user remains in the telephone conference even if he moves and changes his location. The application addresses a situation where a plurality of telephone conferences, each associated with a specific area (06-14-2012
20110217966SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING TRANSFERRING OF CONFERENCE CALLS USING MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - Systems and methods for facilitating transferring of a conference call. In some embodiments, users of a secure mobile device may be provided with the ability to transfer a media session for use in a conference call to a non-secure communication device. The method may include displaying a user interface on the primary communication device, the user interface including a transfer option, receiving a command selecting the transfer option, sending a transfer request from the primary communication device to the conference call controller to link an alternate communication device within the conference call session, and determining whether the transfer request requires authentication, and if so performing authentication of the transfer request.09-08-2011
20110306329REMOTE VEHICLE DATA ACCESS DURING A MULTI-WAY CALL WITH A VEHICLE TELEMATICS UNIT - A system and method for obtaining data during a multi-way call involving at least a vehicle telematics unit, call center, and third party such as a public safety answering point (PSAP). While connected together in at least a three-way voice call, the connection from the telematics unit is switched out of the call and connected to a data modem to receive vehicle data uploaded from the telematics unit. This can be used to provide vehicle location and other vehicle information such as current vehicle conditions and operational state. Thereafter, the telematics unit connection is switched back into the multi-way call to permit continued voice communications between the parties. The uploaded vehicle data can then be used by the call center or PSAP to provide emergency or other assistance.12-15-2011
20090286522MULTIPARTY CALL PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILE TERMINAL - A multiparty call processing method and mobile terminal implemented with the multiparty call processing method is provided. A multiparty call processing method for a mobile terminal detects a call request to a first network, determines whether the mobile terminal is in a full state of the first network, and sends a call request message to a second network when the mobile terminal is in the full state of the first network.11-19-2009
20110319063METHODS SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR MASKING PHONE NUMBERS OF COMMUNICATION DEVICES - Communications involving mobile communication devices and an intermediate compute of a trusted third party host such that people can communicate with each other through the intermediate computer while not disclosing their phone numbers and/or other contact information to each other. Users register with the intermediate computer using a first form of communication that may involve non-voice communications such as text messages. After registration, users may communicate with each other through the intermediate computer using the same or different form of communication. For example, after registering with the intermediate computer via text messages, users may communicate with each other through a voice connection established through the intermediate computer.12-29-2011
20110165867Handling an Audio Conference Related to a Text-Based Message - A client for a text-based messaging application for a dual-mode mobile communication device may initiate an audio conference based on a text-based message. Contents of fields of the text-based message may be extracted and utilized to construct an audio conference request message that is subsequently transmitted to an audio conference gateway. Where the text-based messaging application is an instant messaging (IM) client application, it may be configured to recognize a voice connection as being related to an ongoing Data Mode IM conversation. As a consequence of the recognition, the IM client application may maintain the user interface for facilitating participation in the Voice Mode IM conversation. Updates related to the status of the Voice Mode IM conversation may be received at the dual-mode mobile communication device over the voice connection and reflected in changes to the user interface.07-07-2011
20090093240METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING EXTENDED CALL SETUP AND CONTROL FEATURES USING A SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE - A system for enabling setup and control of conference calls using short message service (SMS) messages (SMs). The SMS messages may be used to set up, or control a scheduled or real-time conference call. The SMS messages can also be used to exercise real-time control over a conference call. Invitations can be sent in real time to add participants to a call in progress, or to transfer the call from any participant's telephone to another telephone connected to the PSTN.04-09-2009
20120058754Wireless extensions for a conference unit and methods thereof - A telecommunication conference device, system and method for enhancing participation within a conference call. The present application relates to telecommunications, and more particularly, to a conference phone capable of being connected with wireless devices such that they can be used as microphone extensions. In one embodiment, the conference phone can include a wireless interface and a microphone. The conference phone can connect with one or more wireless devices through the wireless interface. The conference phone can receive audio from the one or more wireless devices and at the same time, can receive audio from the microphone on the conference phone. The audio received by the conference phone, through the one or more wireless devices and the microphone, can be combined into a single audio stream using an audio mixer. The teleconference phone can remove echoing effects that are within the audio stream and then transmit the audio over a telephone network.03-08-2012
20090264113MOBILE PHONE THAT AUTOMATICALLY MAKES CONFERENCE CALLS AND METHOD FOR SAME - The invention provides a method to increase accessibility for automatically making conference calls. First, a group list referring to a plurality of remote phones selected by a user is received with a local mobile phone. The local mobile phone then automatically performs an automatic conference-call procedure by handling all protocols to establish a conference call between the local mobile phone and the remote phones according to the group list without user intervention.10-22-2009
20100048191SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF INITIATING A CALL - Systems, methods and processor-readable media for initiating a call are disclosed. A particular system includes an access interface to receive a data message including a destination address from a mobile communication device. The system also includes a communication bridge responsive to the access interface. The communication bridge initiates a first call to the mobile communication device and initiates a second call to the destination address in response to the data message. The communication bridge bridges the first call to the second call.02-25-2010
20100273466USER INTERFACE TECHNIQUE FOR MANAGING AN ACTIVE CALL - A portable electronic device includes a housing, a processor supported by the housing, a memory coupled to the processor, and a communications transceiver coupled to the processor. The transceiver is configured to support voice conference calling between more than two parties. A program stored in the memory and running on the processor is configured to provide a user interface on the display which is configured to display indicators representative of the parties on the conference call. The user interface includes the hold area configured to display indicators representative of the parties on hold and an active area configured to display indicators representative of the parties active on the conference call.10-28-2010
20090017807METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTIVE PEER TO PEER COMMUNICATION SELECTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for adaptively selecting a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) communication mode in a wireless communication system are provided. In a method of operating a Base Station (BS) for establishing a P2P connection between Mobile Stations (MSs) in the wireless communication system, the method includes, upon receiving a connection request message from a transmitting MS, broadcasting an instruction message to one or more neighbor MSs, receiving P2P-related information from a receiving MS among the neighbor MSs, selecting a communication mode by determining whether P2P communication is possible between MSs according to the P2P-related information and, if P2P communication is possible between the MSs, transmitting a connection response message to the transmitting MS and the receiving MS.01-15-2009
20100323677SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VOTING IN A TELECONFERENCE USING A MOBILE DEVICE - Methods and systems for voting in a teleconference through the use of a telecommunication device are disclosed. The telecommunication device receives a digital vote request signal and transmits a digital vote signal from the user. A teleconference system is disclosed that enables a user to determine which participant is entitled to vote and solicits a vote from those participants through a digital signal communicated to a telecommunication device The teleconference system tallies the and reports the vote to all participants.12-23-2010
20120264411METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTING A TELEPHONY COMPONENT TO OPERATE IN A DIFFERENT TELEPHONY - A method for modifying an application framework devised for network-based telephony to operate in a local telephony, comprising adapting the application framework to interact with a communication device operable cooperatively with a local base, and emulating a functionally of the network related to the application framework according to an operation of the local base, at least partially, and an apparatus for using the modified application framework.10-18-2012
20100203875COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - A SIP server generates a second call request for calling out group talk members corresponding to a first call request on the basis of the received first call request. Prior to transmitting the generated second call request to the group talk members, the SIP server transmits call request receiving information indicating that the first call request has been received. An SMS server transmits a start-up message to the group talk members on the basis of the received call request receiving information. The start-up message is used to start up an application which executes a group talk, and includes the member identification information of the group talk.08-12-2010
20100216443Method and system for mobile call conferencing - A system and method for providing conference calls in a client-server environment is described. In some aspects, conference calling is made possible and efficient for mobile users, including mobile hosts of the conference call who may arrange and set up the conference call easily from a mobile device with the assistance of an application server and/or a call conference server. Also, other mobile users may easily participate in such conference calls from their mobile devices.08-26-2010
20100167710Telephone call handling - Disclosed herein is an apparatus. The apparatus includes a user input region. The apparatus is configured to move a first icon displayed on the apparatus in response to a received input at the user input region. The apparatus is configured to assign the first icon to a first personal contact. The apparatus is configured to assign a second icon to a second personal contact. The apparatus is configured to initiate a conference call between the first personal contact and the second personal contact in response to a movement of the first icon onto the second icon.07-01-2010
20120149348CLIENT-MANAGED GROUP COMMUNICATION SESSIONS WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - In an embodiment, a user equipment (UE) participating in a server-mediated communication session maintains an identifier of the session and a list of UEs that are currently participating in the session. The UE determines to suppress its participation level in the session, and configures a member update message to include the identifier and to indicate the suppressed participation level of the UE. The UE transmits the configured member update message to each other UE currently participating in the session. In another embodiment, the UE receives a request to modify one or more of a given set of control parameters associated with the session. The UE determines whether the UE belongs to a subset of UEs that are currently participating in the session and to which permission to modify the given set of parameters is restricted. The UE selectively grants the received request based on the determination.06-14-2012
20130017811SIMULTANEOUS VOICE CALLS OF DISSIMILAR CLIENTS ON A SINGLE DEVICEAANM LUNDSGAARD; SorenAACI InvernessAAST ILAACO USAAGP LUNDSGAARD; Soren Inverness IL US - A mobile device includes a transceiver and a processor. The transceiver is configured to receive first wireless voice communications from a first end point in a first format. The processor is configured to reformat the first wireless voice communications from the first format to a second format. The second format is an operating format of a second end point. The transceiver transmits the reformatted first wireless voice communications to the second end point.01-17-2013
20080233934Teleconferencing System with Multiple Channels at Each Location - A method is disclosed that breaks the “one line, one location” paradigm of teleconferencing in the prior art. The teleconference bridge in the illustrative embodiment is able to utilize more than one audio channel from each location, where there are multiple signal sources present in the room. As a result, the bridge is able to determine acoustically whether two are more endpoints are collocated with each another. During an initialization sequence, the bridge transmits special audio signals to one or more endpoints present in a particular sound field; those endpoints then play the signals out of their loudspeakers. Based on a characteristic (e.g., amount of correlation, signal strength, etc.) of the signals received at each microphone present in the same sound field, the bridge determines whether to include or exclude signals that are received from a first endpoint when preparing a signal for transmission to a second endpoint during a conference call.09-25-2008
20080227438CONFERENCING USING PUBLISH/SUBSCRIBE COMMUNICATIONS - A method and system are for conferencing by exchanging conference communications between two or more participants includes publishing a conference communication to a message broker and subscribing to conference communications at a message broker. A subscription topic specifies one or more type or source of the communication. A conference communication may be one of a text input, transcribed text, audio input, synthesized audio speech, or video input including real or animated images. The method and system of conferencing using publish/subscribe communications allows participants with different communication needs to be accommodated in a flexible manner.09-18-2008
20080220753MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A mobile communication device for performing communications with a plurality of mobile communication devices via a server storing audio data transmitted from the mobile communication devices and display information associated with the audio data. The mobile communication device includes: a display information requesting unit operable to request a set of display information to the server; a display information receiving unit operable to receive the requested display information from the server; and a display unit operable to display the received display information.09-11-2008
20130143539METHOD AND USER INTERFACE FOR FACILITATING CONFERENCE CALLS - Presented are systems and methods for presenting conference call information using a mobile conferencing system. The mobile conferencing system classifies a call type parameter as a conference call based on conference details. The mobile conferencing system joins a mobile device to a teleconference using the conference details and the call type parameter. The mobile conferencing system then displays an active call graphical user interface, wherein the graphical user interface displays at least part of the conference details.06-06-2013
20130210400APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONFERENCE CALL IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION - An apparatus and a method for providing a conference call service in a portable terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a communication unit for sending and receiving an IDentifier (ID) of a participant to take part in a conference call, schedule information of the participant, and conference call reservation information by communicating with a conference server, a display unit for outputting the ID, the schedule information, and the conference call reservation information, an input unit for generating input data for selecting the ID, and response data of a conference call connection request, a reservation information generator for identifying a participant to take part in the conference call by detecting the input data for the ID, sending participant information to the conference server, and generating the conference call reservation information including an available conference call schedule by receiving the participant schedule information from the conference server.08-15-2013
20120252422System and Method for Wireless Conferencing - A system and method for wireless conferencing. A personal wireless device is linked with a conferencing system for implementing a conference call. Voice input is received from a user through the personal wireless device. The voice input is transmitted to the conferencing system in response to receiving the voice input. The voice input is broadcast through one or more speakers in communication with the conferencing system in response to determining the voice input may be inaudible to one or more users in a room.10-04-2012
20080200159Teleconferencing and call multiplexing with multiple external audio devices coupled to a single mobile telephone - Various methods for using external audio devices with a single mobile telephone are proposed, where the external audio devices have audio input functionality and audio output functionality. To support conferencing, audio data of a single telephone call involving the mobile telephone is communicated with two or more external audio devices. To support separate telephone calls that are concurrent for at least a period of time, audio data of a first telephone call involving the mobile telephone is communicated with one or more first external audio devices, and audio data of a second telephone call involving the mobile telephone is communicated with one or more second external audio devices. If there are two or more first external audio devices, then the first telephone call is a conference call.08-21-2008
20080200158METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING SEQUENTIAL GROUP CALL INITIATIONS TO AVOID WASTING RESOURCES AND BATTERY LIFE WITHIN A GROUP CALL08-21-2008
20080200157JOINING A SESSION IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK SUPPORTING MULTIMEDIA GROUP CALLS - An apparatus and method for establishing a session in a communication network supporting multimedia group calls. A first step (08-21-2008
20100317331PRIVATE BRANCH EXCHANGE DATA PROCESSING UNIT - The present invention provides a data processing unit that provides elements of a full-featured telecommunications system without the cost and infrastructure requirements of conventional private branch exchange (PBX) systems. A system according to various aspects of the present invention comprises a processor, a data interface, a wireless transceiver, and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive information pertaining to a wireless communications format through the data interface, configure the wireless transceiver to communicate in the wireless communications format, and perform a communication, using the wireless transceiver, in response to a request for a communication received through the data interface.12-16-2010
20130157634METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING FREQUENCIES AMONG MULTIPLE TALKGROUPS - A multi-carrier receiver radio monitors frequency channels associated with at least one talkgroup to which a multi-carrier receiver radio subscribes. The talkgroup is associated with a set of frequency channels that may carry group call activity. The radio monitors each frequency channel of the set of frequency channels associated with the talkgroup for group call activity. During monitoring, when a new call is detected on one frequency channel of the set of frequency channels associated with the talkgroup, the radio joins the new call. While joined to the new call, the radio continues to monitor the set of frequency channels associated with the talkgroup for additional transmissions to the talkgroup and to monitor a set of frequency channels associated with another talkgroup to which the multi-carrier receiver radio also subscribes for group call activity on the other talkgroup.06-20-2013
20110281569Method and Apparatus for Conferencing of Text Messages - A system and method are provided which provide a text messaging conference among at least three users who communicate on different first communication channels. A message initiated by a first user is received on one of the first communication channels. The message seeks to initiate a text message conference and includes identities of a plurality of additional users to participate in the messaging conference. Conference participants are identified by a two part identifier, which allows a single participant to participate in multiple ongoing simultaneous conferences.11-17-2011
20130122880Method and Application for Arranging a Conference Call in a Cellular Network and a Mobile Terminal Operating in a Cellular Network - The invention relates to a method for arranging a conference call with mobile terminals operating in a cellular network. At first, a group of the participants of the conference call is formed either by selecting the participants from a list saved in the memory of the mobile terminal in by inputting the contract information of the participants manually. In the next step, a summons to the conference call is drawn up in standard form. An application loaded into the memory of the convener's mobile terminal forms the summons, and sends the summons to the particulars via the cellular network. When a participant wants to join a conference call, he/she makes a call with the mobile terminal to the telephone number mentioned in the summons. An application in the mobile terminal of the convener receives the incoming calls and joins them to the conference call automatically.05-16-2013
20130189967APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR RECONNECTING DROPPED CALL - An apparatus, and an associated method, reconnects a communication party, such as a wireless device, into a call connection responsive to detection of a call connection drop of an ongoing communication session. A detector detects a call connection drop of an ongoing communication session. And, responsive to the detection, the connection is automatically reinitiated.07-25-2013
20120289212DATA TRANSMISSION IN A TELECOMMUNICATION CONFERENCE - A communication terminal into which communication data can be input and which can receive a message signalling that at least one further communication terminal is ready to receive the communication data. Following receipt of the message, a transmission device configured to operate in a first mode, in which it sends data at a first data rate, and in a second mode, in which it sends data at a second data rate, which is higher than the first data rate, is used to send the communication data in the second mode.11-15-2012
20130210401METHOD 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 includes a management apparatus for managing conferencing resources in a premises. The management apparatus includes a communications link for communicating with a proximity announcing system, which indicates whether a portable communications device is near a conferencing device within the premises. The management apparatus can transmit a message to a proximate portable communication device indicating that a conferencing device is nearby. The proximity announcing system can include wireless transmitters and receivers associated with the premises and with portable communication devices used within the premises for tracking the location of the portable communication devices throughout the premises.08-15-2013

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