US 9,813,671 B2
Method and apparatus for enhanced video mixing
Rami Caspi, Sunnyvale, CA (US); and William J. Beyda, Cupertino, CA (US)
Assigned to Unify GmbH & Co. KG, Munich (DE)
Filed by Rami Caspi, Sunnyvale, CA (US); and William J. Beyda, Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Feb. 4, 2008, as Appl. No. 12/12,630.
Prior Publication US 2009/0199078 A1, Aug. 6, 2009
Int. Cl. H04N 7/00 (2011.01); H04N 7/15 (2006.01); H04L 12/18 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 7/152 (2013.01) [H04L 12/1827 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A telecommunications system, comprising:
a presentation server;
a plurality of user devices associated with a plurality of conference participants and connected to the presentation server via a network; and
wherein the presentation server receives a presentation from a conference participant of the plurality of conference participants;
wherein the presentation server receives at least one video feed from the plurality of conference participants;
wherein the presentation server mixes the at least one received video feed with the received presentation to form a mixed video presentation; and
wherein the presentation server provides the mixed video presentation to the plurality of user devices of the plurality of conference participants via the network; and
a transparency level being adjustable by each of the conference participants independent of the other conference participants via the user device associated with the conference participant, adjustment of the transparency level adjusting how visible the at least one video feed portion of the mixed video presentation received from the presentation server is displayed to the conference participant via the user device associated with the conference participant during a conference.