Updated: Court Orders Shure to Stop Selling the MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone in ClearOne Preliminary Injunction Win

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ClearOne today got word that the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois granted ClearOne’s request for a preliminary injunction preventing Shure Incorporated from manufacturing, marketing, and selling the Shure MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone for use in its “drop-ceiling mounting configuration.” The Court determined that such sales are likely to infringe ClearOne’s U.S. Patent No. 9,813,806 (the “Graham Patent”). […]

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IntelliVision Awarded Patent for Scalable Video Cloud Services

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IntelliVision Technologies today announced it has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office titled “System and Method for Scalable Could Services,” number US 10,142,381 B2. This technology of scalable cloud-based services is a component of the IntelliVision video analytics service, which can also be deployed on the device or at […]

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QSC Awarded Patent for Web Conferencing Integration

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QSC just announced it has been awarded a utility patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its Q-SYS Web Conference Integration Solution. This patent (USA 9,973,638) recognizes the solution’s ability to bring an IP camera stream from Q-SYS PTZ-IP conference cameras into soft codec applications (like Zoom, Skype for Business, GoToMeeting, etc.) […]

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Barco Uses Danish Court to Stop Another ClickShare Copy

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The Maritime and Commercial High Court of Copenhagen, Denmark, ruling in summary proceedings, has granted Barco’s leave for a preliminary injunction against the Danish distributor Unit.DK to market and sell Wireless Media. In Barco’s view, this Chinese wireless presentation system is a look-alike of Barco’s ClickShare. The court has found it probable that the product […]

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ClearOne Awarded New Patent Covering USB to Bluetooth Audio Bridging

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ClearOne announced today that it has been awarded a new patent relating to audio bridging by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The USPTO issued patent number 9,921,798 to ClearOne. This patent, entitled “Universal Serial Bus-to-Bluetooth Audio Bridging Devices,” among other things, describes a method to bridge audio between a USB conferencing peripheral, a Bluetooth-enabled mobile […]

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ClearOne Awarded New Patent Relating to Beamforming and Acoustic Echo Cancellation

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ClearOne announced today that it has been awarded a new patent relating to Beamforming and Acoustic Echo Cancellation by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The USPTO issued patent number 9,866,952 to ClearOne. This patent, entitled “Conferencing Apparatus that Combines a Beamforming Microphone Array with an Acoustic Echo Canceller,” among other things, describes a method to first use a beamforming algorithm […]

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ClearOne Awarded New Patent Relating to Echo Cancellation With Beamforming Microphone Arrays

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ClearOne announced today that it has been awarded a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The USPTO issued patent number 9,854,101 to ClearOne. This patent, entitled “Methods and Apparatuses for Echo Cancellation with Beamforming Microphone Arrays,” among other things, describes a method to perform beamforming and echo cancellation using a direction of arrival determination to select […]

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Court Grants ClearOne’s Request to Add New Patent to Case Against Shure

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ClearOne today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently granted ClearOne’s request to add a claim of infringement of ClearOne’s new patent, U.S. Patent No. 9,813,806 (“the ’806 Patent”), to its existing lawsuit against Shure Inc.  The ’806 Patent, entitled “Integrated Beamforming Microphone Array and Ceiling or Wall Tile,” describes, among other things, a […]

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ClearOne Awarded New Patent for Integrated Beamforming Microphone Array and Ceiling or Wall Tile

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ClearOne announced today that it has been awarded a new patent relating to integration of a beamforming microphone array and a ceiling or wall tile. The USPTO issued patent number 9,813,806 to ClearOne. This patent, entitled “Integrated Beamforming Microphone Array and Ceiling or Wall Tile,” among other things, describes a beamforming microphone array integrated into a ceiling-tile form that is […]

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ClearOne Awarded New Patent for Speech Technology by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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ClearOne announced today that it has been awarded a new patent relating to speech technology. The USPTO issued patent number 9,715,873 to ClearOne. This patent, entitled “Method for Adding Realism to Synthetic Speech,” among other things, can be used to create “speech fonts” that allow a user to have their messages read using the voice of anyone who has authorized […]

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ClearOne Awarded New Patent for Video Synchronization by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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ClearOne announced today that it has been awarded a new patent relating to ClearOne’s video streaming technology. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued United States Patent number 9,807,408 to ClearOne. This patent, entitled, “A Control Mechanism for Video Output”, enables, among other things, all of the video decoders playing back a stream of video to stay synchronized with the encoder, eliminating […]

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ClearOne Awarded New Patent for Spatial Audio Conferencing by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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ClearOne today announced that it has been awarded a new patent relating to ClearOne’s spatial audio rendering technology for conferencing. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued United States Patent number 9,843,455 to ClearOne. This patent, entitled “Conferencing System with Spatial Rendering of Audio Data,” relates to conferencing systems that, among other things, transmit […]

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NanoLumens Awarded Six New Patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office

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NanoLumens today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company six new patents, covering a broad range of areas surrounding the company’s Nixel technology, according to NanoLumens Director of Intellectual Property and Technology Strategy Ted Heske. The awards bring to 28 the number of patents issued to NanoLumens with new applications filed monthly and […]

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Middle Atlantic Earns Patent for RSH 1 RU Custom Rackshelf

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Middle Atlantic Products today announced it has been awarded patent number 9,648,771 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its RSH Series 1 RU Custom Rackshelf. The 1 RU rackmount solution features the series’ innovative snap-together assembly that speeds up integration and a front-face design that addresses the need for quick and easy last-minute equipment installation and upgrades and […]

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NanoLumens Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Four LED Display Manufacturers

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NanoLumens today announced that it has filed patent infringement lawsuits against LED display manufacturers PixelFLEX, of Nashville, Tenn.; InFiLED USA, of Marietta, Ga.; DetaiLED Solutions, of Marietta, Ga.; and Gable Company, of Baltimore, Md. for unspecified damages stemming from the companies’ infringement of four U.S. patents issued to NanoLumens. According to NanoLumens CEO Rick Cope, the decision to file suit in […]

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ClearOne Gets Another Patent, This Time for Acoustical Innovation on Beamforming Microphones with Orientation Sensors

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ClearOne has been awarded a patent for applied science that makes initial setup of its peerless Beamforming Microphone Array 2 quick and easy. The newly patented technology — featured on ClearOne’s beamforming microphone arrays that incorporate orientation sensors — helps to ensure optimum performance for users, according to the company. In ClearOne’s beamforming microphones, this […]

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Barco Legally Seizes KanexPro’s New MyTurn Products at ISE, Plans to Sue KanexPro for Patent Infringement

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Like a scene form a legal drama on TV, a Dutch judge has granted Barco’s petition to seize all wireless presentation systems of the US-based company KanexPro (marketed as the MyTurn Presentation System), at Integrated Systems Expo in Amsterdam, today, the opening day of ISE. But, that’s not the big story here. What happened next is: A bailiff approached the KanexPro booth […]

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ClearOne Gets Patent on Negotiation of Camera and Display Capabilities in a Conferencing Environment

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Although it seems this patent could be contested, ClearOne announced today that it has been awarded a new patent on technology that automates the mapping of data streams from at least one local video camera onto at least one remote display in a video conference. On December 20, 2016, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office […]

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Middle Atlantic Earns Patent for Essex QAR Series Rack Design

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Middle Atlantic Products today announced it has secured patent number 9,301,605 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its Essex QAR Series Rack. Featuring an innovative approach to rack design that speeds up integration and assembly, the Essex QAR Series Rack enables AV contractors to focus on multiple projects during their workday. The Essex […]

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ClearOne Granted Audio Streaming Patent

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ClearOne announced today that it has been awarded a new patent covering audio streaming technology. On May 3, 2016, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued United States Patent number 9,331,864 entitled “Audio Video Distribution System using Multiple Network Speaker Nodes in a Multi-Speaker Session.” The ‘864 patent covers networked speakers that include a […]

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ClearOne Awarded a New U.S. Patent for Echo Cancellation with Beamforming Microphone Arrays

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ClearOne announced today that it has been awarded a new patent on combining beamforming microphone arrays and echo cancellation. On February 16, 2016, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued United States Patent number 9,264,553 entitled “Methods and Apparatuses for Echo Cancellation with Beamforming Microphone Arrays.” The ‘553 patent covers the method of first […]

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ClearOne Awarded New Patent for Multi-Camera/Multi-Display Videoconferencing.

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ClearOne announced today that it has been awarded a new patent on technology that facilitates multi-camera/multi-display videoconferencing. On February 16, 2016, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued United States Patent number 9,264,668 entitled “A Methodology for Negotiating Video Camera and Display Capabilities in a Multi-Camera/Multi-Display Video Conferencing Environment.” The ‘668 patent describes a […]

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ClearOne Given Patent for Audio Conferencing System in All-in-One Displays

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This seems like it could be challenged by companies like Cisco, Polycom and Microsoft, but ClearOne’s latest patent (9,232,185) covers Audio Conferencing System for All-in-One Displays. On January 5, 2016, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued United States Patent number 9,232,185 entitled “Audio Conferencing System for All-in-One Displays.” The ‘185 patent describes a […]

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ClearOne Awarded Patent for Beamforming Microphone Array Technology

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ClearOne announced today that it has been awarded a new patent on technology for adaptively configuring beamforming microphone arrays. On Dec. 29, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued United States Patent number 9,226,088 entitled “Methods and Apparatuses for Multiple Configurations of Beamforming Microphone Arrays.” The ‘088 patent describes a method for self […]

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Middle Atlantic Granted Power Protection Patent

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Middle Atlantic Products today announced that its Series Protection technology has been awarded a U.S. patent. Middle Atlantic claims that their Series Protection system is engineered with non-sacrificial and non-degrading protection to ensure system reliability by effectively absorbing surges without contaminating the system ground. It safeguards against both under- and over-voltage events, with automatic recovery […]

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FlatFrog Announces Palm Rejection Support

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FlatFrog Laboratories announced today availability of palm rejection support for large touch solutions and continued growth of its patent portfolio. A well-known problem when using touch screens is registration of unintended touches from users’ palms when placed on larger touch surfaces like touch tables and tablets. This causes false touches leading to poor user experience […]

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