US Patent Application No: 2003/0174,202

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Method and system for controlling multimedia video communication

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In an embodiment, a videoconference system is provided in which a conference can be controlled by an end user (e.g., a participant of the conference) without the assistance of an operator. In another embodiment, the end user is presented with a graphical feature on an image associated with an ongoing conference that links to a menu, which in turn links to routines for selecting various options that change the setup of the conference. In yet another embodiment, the parameters of the conference can be changed while the conference is ongoing. In a further embodiment, the conference control unit includes a menu generator. Any combination of the above embodiments can be used together in one embodiment.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
POLYCOM, INC.PLEASANTON, CA330

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Elbaz, Moshe Tel-Aviv, IL 15 431
Eshkoli, Noam Tel-Mond, IL 18 476

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