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1. (WO2019066782) CONFERENCE CALL PARTICIPANTS IDENTIFICATIONS
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1 . An electronic device comprising:

a memory to store a user profile comprising first identifying information of a first participant in a conference call;

a receiver to receive second identifying information of the first participant from a transmitting device associated with the first participant, wherein the first identifying information and the second identifying information form an identifier for the first participant;

an audio encoder to receive an audio signal;

a processor to:

in response to determining which transmitting device is nearest to a source of the audio signal relative to other transmitting devices, identify the first participant as a source of the audio signal; and

combine the identifier for the first participant with the audio signal generated by the first participant;

a router to forward the combined identifier and audio signal of the first participant to a receiving device of a second participant in the conference call.

2. The electronic device of claim 1 , wherein the processor is to authenticate the first participant in the conference call upon matching the first identifying information with the second identifying information.

3. The electronic device of claim 1 , wherein the identifier comprises an avatar.

4. The electronic device of claim 1 , wherein the audio encoder is to receive the audio signal from at least one directional microphone capturing audio from the first participant.

5. The electronic device of claim 1 , wherein the second identifying

information comprises location information about the first participant.

6. An electronic device comprising:

an audio module to receive an audio signal identified by a host device as originating from a participant of a conference call, wherein identification of the audio signal being originated from the participant comprises matching a preprogrammed user profile of the participant with identifying information transmitted by a transmitting device that is nearest to the participant, and wherein the identifying information is linked to the user profile to create a participant identifier;

a screen to display the participant identifier; and

a speaker to output the audio signal contemporaneous with the participant identifier being displayed on the screen.

7. The electronic device of claim 6, comprising a processor to link to a computerized calendar system, wherein the participant is authenticated based on a preset selection of the participant by the computerized calendar system.

8. The electronic device of claim 6, wherein the participant identifier comprises an avatar.

9. The electronic device of claim 6, wherein the screen is to display an avatar associated with the host device.

10. A machine-readable storage medium comprising instructions that when executed cause a processor of an electronic device to:

generate an identifier corresponding to a user profile comprising a first identification code;

receive a second identification code from a transmitting device at a local conference call location, wherein the second identification code comprises location information of the transmitting device;

authenticate a first participant in a conference call setting upon matching the first identification code with the second identification code;

receive audio signals from the first participant;

link the audio signals to the identifier; and

transmit the identifier and linked audio signals through a communications network to a remote conference call location,

wherein identification of the first participant is transmitted by the electronic device to remotely-located participants through the identifier.

1 1. The machine-readable storage medium of claim 10, wherein the processor is to:

receive multiple audio signals from multiple participants located locally to the first participant;

decipher among audio signals emanating from the multiple participants; and

link the deciphered audio signals to a corresponding identifier.

12. The machine-readable storage medium of claim 10, wherein the processor is to link the audio signals to the identifier by attributing audio signals to the first participant based on a proximity of the transmitting device to a source of the audio signals.

13. The machine-readable storage medium of claim 10, wherein the processor is to utilize voice recognition software instructions to link the audio signals to the identifier.

14. The machine-readable storage medium of claim 10, wherein the identifier comprises an avatar.

15. The machine-readable storage medium of claim 10, wherein the processor is to generate an avatar associated with the electronic device.