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A method and apparatus for providing appropriate output signals to output devices in a teleconference setting is disclosed. Input signals are obtained from input devices, and descriptive information describing the teleconference is received from several sensors. On a substantially continuous basis, using the descriptive information, a desirability is computed for each of several possible output configurations, each output configuration specifying a routing of output signals to output devices. The most desirable output configuration is then selected, and output signals are provided to output devices as specified by the selected output configuration.

Title
Method and apparatus for selection of signals in a teleconference
Application Number
10/327368
Publication Number
6812956 (B2)
Application Date
December 20, 2002
Publication Date
November 2, 2004
Inventor
Russel Howe
Montrose
CA, US
Mark E Duttweiler
La Crescenta
CA, US
W Daniel Hillis
Encino
CA, US
Bran Ferren
Beverly Hills
CA, US
Agent
Glenn Patent Group
US
Agent
Michael A Glenn
US
Assignee
Applied Minds
CA, US
IPC
H04N 7/14
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