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Scott S Firestone, Walter R Friedrich, Nermin M Ismail, Keith A Lantz, Shantanu Sarkar, Luke K Surazski, Duanpei Wu: System and method for performing distributed video conferencing. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, January 24, 2006: US06989856 (150 worldwide citation)

A method for executing a video conference is provided that includes receiving one or more audio streams associated with a video conference from one or more end points and determining an active speaker associated with one of the end points. Audio information associated with the active speaker may be ...


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Scott S Firestone, Walter R Friedrich, Nermin M Ismail, Keith A Lantz, Shantanu Sarkar, Luke K Surazski, Duanpei Wu: System and method for performing distributed video conferencing. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, January 13, 2009: US07477282 (106 worldwide citation)

A method for executing a video conference is provided that includes receiving one or more audio streams associated with a video conference from one or more end points and determining an active speaker associated with one of the end points. Audio information associated with the active speaker may be ...


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Shantanu Sarkar, Labhesh Patel, Shmuel Shaffer: Method and system for conducting a conference call. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, June 26, 2007: US07236580 (82 worldwide citation)

According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for conducting a conference call between two or more participants is provided. The method includes receiving an indication of a request for text from a participant. The method also includes converting, in response to the indication, any speech o ...


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Shantanu Sarkar, Mark L Brown: Methods and apparatus for discriminating polymorphic tachyarrhythmias from monomorphic tachyarrhythmias facilitating detection of fibrillation. Medtronic, Michael C Soldner, Girma Wolde Michael, July 11, 2006: US07076289 (73 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods that improving the specificity of discriminating between a monomorphic tachyarrhythmia and a polymorphic tachyarrhythmia are provided that examine frequency content and baseline information of the EGM as discriminatory signatures. Particular algorithms of the present invention th ...


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Scott S Firestone, Walter R Friedrich, Nermin M Ismail, Keith A Lantz, Shantanu Sarkar, Luke K Surazski, Duanpei Wu: System and method for providing video conferencing synchronization. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, August 1, 2006: US07084898 (72 worldwide citation)

An audio mixer on a first device receives one or more incoming audio streams. Each of the one or more incoming audio streams has an associated timestamp. The audio mixer generates a mixed audio stream from the one or more incoming audio streams. The audio mixer determines differences in the time bas ...


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Labhesh Patel, Shmuel Shaffer, Cullen Jennings, Shantanu Sarkar: System and method for securing transactions in a contact center environment. Cisco Technology, Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group PC, Charles J Kulas, October 30, 2007: US07287692 (68 worldwide citation)

A system and method for protecting confidential user information employed in an electronic transaction. The system and method provide for associating an expiration time/time period, use or other use-limiting authorization indicator with a credit card or other user information to be transferred to a ...


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Labhesh Patel, Shmuel Shaffer, Gebran Chahrouri, Shantanu Sarkar, Bruce Moon, Joseph Khouri: Navigation and coordination during emergencies. Cisco Technology, Beyer Weaver, July 10, 2007: US07242303 (65 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes methods and devices for providing. According to some implementations, radio frequency identification (“RFID”) tags are positioned at various locations throughout a building. Building locations can be determined from the RFID tags. Emergency service providers may be equ ...


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Shmuel Shaffer, Labhesh Patel, Shantanu Sarkar: Text to speech system and method having interactive spelling capabilities. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, February 10, 2009: US07490039 (65 worldwide citation)

A method for audibly spelling a word in an audio file includes playing an audio file to a user, receiving a command to spell a word in the audio file from the user, identifying a textual word in a text file corresponding to the word, and audibly spelling the textual word. A text-to-speech system inc ...


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Shantanu Sarkar, Steven G Fry, Johnny C Chan: Method and system for determining a relative position of a device on a network. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, August 30, 2005: US06937569 (64 worldwide citation)

A method and system for determining a relative location of a device on a network is provided. In this system and method, a list of landmark nodes provided on the network is received. Then, a value which is a time, a latency and/or a distance from the device to each of the landmark nodes is determine ...


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Shmuel Shaffer, Labhesh Patel, Johnny Hsienchow Lee, Shantanu Sarkar: Method and system for managing communication sessions between a text-based and a voice-based client. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, April 20, 2010: US07702792 (48 worldwide citation)

A system and method for communicating messages includes receiving, from a first client associated with a calling party, a request for connection with a second client. A called party associated with the second client is notified that the request for connection was received, in response to receiving t ...