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1. (WO2018081029) ENHANCED TECHNIQUES FOR JOINING TELECONFERENCING SESSIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/081029    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/057947
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04N 7/14
H04N 7/15
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: FAULKNER, Jason Thomas
O'HARA, Kenton
KANNUTHOTTIYIL, Ewin Davis
SEXAUER, Eric Randall
LLOYD RINTEL, Edward Sean
SCOTT, Thaddeus
MORRISON, Kevin
CORISH, Robert
WIESER, Anthony
Title: ENHANCED TECHNIQUES FOR JOINING TELECONFERENCING SESSIONS
Abstract:
The present disclosure provides a number of techniques for enhancing a user's experience when joining teleconference sessions. When multiple users join a teleconference session using separate devices, a system identifies devices that are co-located. The co-located devices are identified by the use of a combination of data including, but not limited to social signals, audio signal and other location data. At least one device of the co-located devices, has a first control set for controlling a teleconference session and other devices of the co-located devices have a second control set for sharing content. The at least one device also has one set of streams and the other devices see a subset of those streams or other streams based on an activity level. In addition, the present disclosure provides a number of techniques for enabling users to use multiple devices to share content.