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Mark Maggenti, Douglas M Crockett, Eric Rosen: System and method for providing group communication services in an existing communication system. Qualcomm, Philip Wadsworth, Gregory D Ogrod, Thomas M Thibault, November 5, 2002: US06477150 (379 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a system and method for providing group communication services in an existing communication system. Group communications are enabled by installing a communications manager in a data network such as the Internet. The communications manager acts as a configurable switch, allow ...


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Douglas M Crockett, Eric C Rosen, Mark Maggenti: Method and an apparatus for adding a new member to an active group call in a group communication network. Qualcomm, Philip Wadsworth, Robert O Connell, John Ciccozzi, March 29, 2005: US06873854 (165 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for adding a member to an active call in a group communication network provides for receiving a member list from a user and sending a request to a server to add the member list to the active group call. The method and apparatus further provides for announcing each member in th ...


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Bruce Collins, Gordon Kent Walker, Jeffery N Brown, Jun Wang, Chris John Bennett, Charles N Lo, Haipeng Jin, Lakshminath Reddy Dondeti, Randall Coleman Gellens, Mark Maggenti: Apparatus and methods of selective collection and selective presentation of content. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Abdollah Katbab, Gerald P Joyce III, April 27, 2010: US07706740 (165 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are apparatus and methods operable to distribute targeted content. Additionally, disclosed are corresponding apparatus and methods operable to selectively choose and cache selected ones from among the distributed targeted content, and to further choose ones from among the cached content to ...


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Mark Maggenti, Douglas M Crockett, Eric Rosen: Method and apparatus for providing arbitration in a group communication network. Qualcomm, Philip R Wadsworth, Robert J O Connell, John L Ciccozzi, July 18, 2006: US07079857 (160 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for arbitrating between a first communication device having floor control in a group communication network and a second communication device competing for floor control provides receiving a floor-control request from the second communication device, comparing respective priori ...


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Mark Maggenti, Douglas M Crockett, Eric Rosen: Communication device for entering and exiting a net within a group communication network. Qualcomm, Philip R Wadsworth, Robert J O Connell, John L Ciccozzi, November 15, 2005: US06965767 (152 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for entering a net within a group communication network provides for requesting a current list of available nets that the communication device may join from a controller and, after receiving the current list of available nets from the controller, selecting a net from the curre ...


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Douglas M Crockett, Eric C Rosen, Mark Maggenti: Method and an apparatus for terminating a user from a group call in a group communication network. Qualcomm, Philip R Wadsworth, Robert J O&apos Connell, Abdollah Katbab, August 24, 2004: US06781963 (145 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for terminating a member from a group call in a group communication network provides for receiving an indication from a user who wishes to terminate participation in a group call and sending a request to a server to terminate the user from the group call. The method and appara ...


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Mark Maggenti, Douglas M Crockett, Eric Rosen: Controller for reducing latency in a group communication network. Qualcomm, Philip R Wadsworth, Robert J O Connell, John L Ciccozzi, December 19, 2006: US07151946 (122 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reducing perceived latency in a group communication network provides for receiving a request from a user of a communication device wishing to initiate a group call, receiving media from the user before completely processing the request, and buffering the received media for ...


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Douglas M Crockett, Eric C Rosen, Mark Maggenti: Communication device for joining a user to a group call in a group communication network. Qualcomm Incorporated, Philip R Wadsworth, Robert J O Connell, John L Ciccozzi, May 24, 2005: US06898436 (73 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for joining a user to a call in a group communication network provides for receiving an indication from a user who wishes to initiate a group call and sending a request to a server to add the user to the group call if the group call is in progress. The method and apparatus als ...


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Mark Maggenti, Douglas M Crockett, Eric Rosen: Method and apparatus for enabling group communication services in an existing communication system. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Philip R Wadsworth, Robert J O Connell, John L Ciccozzi, August 9, 2005: US06928294 (71 worldwide citation)

An apparatus to form a group of communication devices over a distributed network is claimed. A first node establishes a first channel with a first communication device. At least one second node establishes at least one second channel with at least one second communication device. A controller electr ...


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Mark Maggenti: Method and apparatus for providing fair access in a group communication system. Qualcomm, Philip B Wadsworth, Gregory D Ogrod, Thomas M Thibault, September 25, 2001: US06295284 (43 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing fair access in a group communication system. Permission to transmit is based on a variable-level priority scheme. The variable priority level of each member in the system is based upon the number of event occurrences that have occurred in the past. In a first emb ...