US Patent No: 5,689,641

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Multimedia collaboration system arrangement for routing compressed AV signal through a participant site without decompressing the AV signal

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A multimedia collaboration system that integrates separate real-time and asynchronous networks--the former for real-time audio and video, and the latter for control signals and textual, graphical and other data--in a manner that is interoperable across different computer and network operating system platforms and which closely approximates the experience of face-to-face collaboration, while liberating the participants from the limitations of time and distance. These capabilities are achieved by exploiting a variety of hardware, software and networking technologies in a manner that preserves the quality and integrity of audio/video/data and other multimedia information, even after wide area transmission, and at a significantly reduced networking cost as compared to what would be required by presently known approaches. The system architecture is readily scalable to the largest enterprise network environments. It accommodates differing levels of collaborative capabilities available to individual users and permits high-quality audio and video capabilities to be readily superimposed onto existing personal computers and workstations and their interconnecting LANs and WANs. In a particular preferred embodiment, a plurality of geographically dispersed multimedia LANs are interconnected by a WAN. The demands made on the WAN are significantly reduced by employing multi-hopping techniques, including dynamically avoiding the unnecessary decompression of data at intermediate hops, and exploiting video mosaicing, cut-and-paste and audio mixing technologies so that significantly fewer wide area transmission paths are required while maintaining the high quality of the transmitted audio/video.

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PRAGMATUS AV LLCSAN MATEO, CA39

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Burnett, Gerald J Atherton, CA 55 2335
Burns, Emmett R Florence, MT 56 2848
Lantz, Keith A Los Altos, CA 70 2652
Lauwers, J Chris Mountain View, CA 65 2585
Ludwig, Lester F Belmont, CA 317 3397

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The Johns Hopkins University (1)
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LIFESIZE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (49)
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7,720,232 Speakerphone 6 2005
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7,602,141 Battery operated speakerphone and charging stand 1 2005
7,572,073 Camera support mechanism 5 2005
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7,970,151 Hybrid beamforming 2 2006
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8,149,739 Background call validation 1 2006
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7,907,164 Integrated videoconferencing system 1 2006
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8,311,129 Temporal video filtering 0 2006
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7,907,745 Speakerphone including a plurality of microphones mounted by microphone supports 2 2009
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8,463,853 Duplicating digital streams for digital conferencing using switching technologies 5 2011
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7,882,516 Video-on-demand navigational system 0 2000
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AT&T KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P. (1)
8,705,520 Methods and apparatus to protect and audit communication line status 0 2012
 
AVAYA INC. (1)
* 6,449,284 Methods and means for managing multimedia call flow 24 1998
 
AVISTAR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (1)
* 8,601,056 Scalable high-performance interactive real-time media architectures for virtual desktop environments 1 2010
 
BLACKBERRY LIMITED (1)
8,903,908 Collaborative media sharing 0 2011
 
ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES S.A.R.L. (1)
* 6,453,336 Video conferencing with adaptive client-controlled resource utilization 81 1998
 
ERICSSON AB (1)
7,404,001 Videophone and method for a video call 36 2002
 
GOOGLE INC. (1)
* 8,788,680 Virtual collaboration session access 0 2012
 
GUIDANCE IP LTD. (1)
7,612,278 System and methodology for image and overlaid annotation display, management and communication 50 2006
 
HUGHES ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
* 6,466,250 System for electronically-mediated collaboration including eye-contact collaboratory 33 2000
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES FUND 83 LLC (1)
* 8,736,694 Transmitting digital images to a plurality of selected receivers over a radio frequency link 0 2011
 
Ithaca Media Corporation (1)
* 5,946,676 Information delivery system 5 1997
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
* 8,615,408 Interactive patient forums 0 2008
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
* 7,826,793 Digital broadcast system and method for a mobile terminal 2 2006
 
LON COMMUNICATION MGMT. LLC (1)
* 6,950,402 Web-enabled call management method and apparatus 6 2001
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
* 7,162,699 Mechanisms and artifacts to manage heterogeneous platform interfaces in a collaboration system 4 2002
 
MITSUBISHI ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC. (1)
6,505,255 Method for formatting and routing data between an external network and an internal network 75 1999
 
MOBILEMEDIA IDEAS LLC (1)
8,423,626 Enhanced delivery of audio data for portable playback 0 2006
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
* 5,774,457 Multi-point video conference control apparatus 13 1996
 
NTECH Propertie, Inc. (1)
8,886,753 Method and system for providing media programming 0 2012
 
PICTURETEL CORPORATION (1)
* 6,199,116 Method and system for managing data while sharing application programs 63 1996
 
PRODUCTION RESOURCE GROUP, L.L.C. (1)
* 5,983,280 System using standard ethernet frame format for communicating MIDI information over an ethernet network 49 1996
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
8,456,510 Virtual distributed multipoint control unit 1 2010
 
RSI SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,654,825 Peripheral video conferencing system with control unit for adjusting the transmission bandwidth of the communication channel 90 2001
 
SAMPO IP LLC (1)
8,015,495 Centrifugal communication and collaboration method 56 2003
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
* 8,044,289 Electronic music on hand portable and communication enabled devices 11 2010
 
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (1)
7,558,221 Method and system for recording videoconference data 11 2004
 
SIEMENS CORPORATION;INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT (1)
* 6,105,055 Method and apparatus for asynchronous multimedia collaboration 131 1998
 
SIEMENS ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
* 6,728,221 Method and apparatus for efficiently utilizing conference bridge capacity 43 1999
 
SONY CORPORATION (1)
* 8,314,830 Information-processing apparatus, information-processing methods, recording mediums, and programs 1 2010
 
SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB (1)
* 7,907,638 Media stream mixing 3 2004
 
SONY EUROPA B.V. (1)
* RE42905 System for information on demand 0 1996
 
SOUND VIEW INNOVATIONS, LLC (1)
* 6,075,571 Composite image display device and service for video conferencing 25 1997
 
STAR BAY TECHNOLOGY VENTURES IV, L.P. (1)
* 6,304,861 Asynchronous network collaboration method and apparatus 39 1999
 
STS Software Systems Ltd. (1)
* 6,122,665 Communication management system for computer network-based telephones 176 1998
 
T-MOBILE USA, INC. (1)
8,326,378 Communication between devices using tactile or visual inputs, such as devices associated with mobile devices 0 2009
 
TEXAS TECHNOLOGY VENTURES (1)
6,603,853 Method and apparatus for demonstrating telecommunications products 4 1999
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
* 6,124,880 Multi-user video switchable translator 19 1996
 
VIEWCAST.COM, INC. (1)
6,577,605 System, method and apparatus for automatically distributing multimedia calls 22 1999
 
WEBEX, INC. (1)
* 6,167,432 Method for creating peer-to-peer connections over an interconnected network to facilitate conferencing among users 229 1996
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