Polycom Assigned Patent
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- Polycom, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,527,878) developed by four co-inventors for a "computer program and methods for automatically initializing an audio controller." The co-inventors are Thomas M. Drewes, Atlanta, James S. Joiner, Avondale Estates, Ga., Michael A. Pocino, Marietta, Ga., and Craig H. Richardson, Marietta, Ga.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer program of the type commonly known as a "wizard" is disclosed that initializes user interface software for controlling an audio conferencing device. The wizard allows the desired audio inputs (e.g., microphone, telephones, etc.) and audio outputs (speakers, recording devices, etc.) to be chosen by an audio system administrator. Thereafter, the wizard allows an audio conferencing device (or devices) to be chosen by the administrator, or allows such a device(s) to be optimally chosen dependent upon the chosen inputs and outputs. The wizard then maps the inputs and outputs to the input and output ports on the audio conferencing device. When the administrator finishes the wizard, the wizard computes the mapping parameters and other audio-optimizing parameters for the selected inputs and outputs. These parameters are then loaded into the user interface software automatically."
The patent application was filed on Sept. 12, 2011 (13/230,247). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,527,878.PN.&OS=PN/8,527,878&RS=PN/8,527,878
Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.
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