Apple patents involve text input, web feed content, media conferencing
Apple has been granted three patents by the US Patent & Trademark Office. Following is a summary of each.
Patent number 8065143 involves providing text input using speech data and non-speech data. Systems, methods, and computer readable media providing a speech input interface. The interface can receive speech input and non-speech input from a user through a user interface. The speech input can be converted to text data and the text data can be combined with the non-speech input for presentation to a user. Kazuhisa Yanagihara is the inventor.
Patent number 8065392 is for methods and systems for managing web feed content with an email client application. Per the patent, a web feed manager formats web feed contents from a web feed to allow a user on the email client application to read web feed contents as email messages with all the controls typically provided by the email client application for an email message, such as displays with threading views and folders for saving messages. In one implementation, web feed contents archived by the email client remains linked to the web feed manager such that the archived content is updated with new content as received. The inventors are Sarah Anne Wilkin, Brendan Langoulant, Ricci Edward Adams and Scott James Forstall.
Patent number 8065418 involves NAT traversal for media conferencing. Methods for establishing a direct peer-to-peer ("P2P") connection between two computers are disclosed. In particular, the methods are designed to work in cases where one or both of the computers are connected to a private network, such private networks being interconnected via a public network, such as the Internet. The connections between the private network and the public network are facilitated by network address translation (NAT). The inventors are Joe Abuan, Joshua Graessley, Hyeonkuk Jeong and Berkate Tung.
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