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Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

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This document describes techniques and apparatuses for limiting processing resources incurred due to refreshing a user interface. In various embodiments, an event is received, and it is determined whether a delay time period has elapsed. A length of the delay time period is based on a timing of receipt of one or more previous events. If the delay time period has not elapsed, refreshing of the user interface is postponed. When the delay time period elapses, the user interface is refreshed to display an indication of the event.


Patent
Skype | Date: 2017-03-08

A method of updating a data store with information identifying users capable of communicating in a communication network, said method comprising receiving from a first user a first set of information to search the data store; searching the data store with the first set of information; providing the first user with means to post the first set of information on a request page if the first set of information does not match any data stored in the data store, wherein the first information is posted in the form of a request; storing the request in association with a request identifier associated with the first user; receiving from a second user a second set of information in response to the request; transmitting the second set of information together with the request identifier to the data store; storing the second set of information in the data store; identifying the first user from the request identifier; and notifying the first user of the second set of information stored in the data store.


Patent
Skype | Date: 2016-12-19

A method of populating a store with information identifying user devices capable of communicating in a communications network, includes establishing a communication event from an initiator device to a recipient device via the communication network using information identifying the recipient device; receiving from a user of the initiator device a selection signal indicating that said information identifying the recipient device is to populate the store; and transmitting said information identifying the recipient device from the initiator device to the store via the communication network.


Patent
Skype | Date: 2017-03-03

A method of associating a first device with a second device is disclosed. The first device through a connected speaker broadcasts a request for association using an audio signal. The broadcasted audio signal is received by the second device through its microphone. The first and second devices then cooperatively verifies a security code and upon a successful verification of the security code, the first and the second devices are enabled to communicate with each other.


Patent
Skype | Date: 2016-05-23

A system and method for providing packet-switched telephony service. The system provides call control, signaling, and/or delivery of voice, video, and other media in substantially real time. One embodiment of the system includes a call client application on a user device, and a call server located at a packet-switched telephony service provider. The call server is preferably operable to communicate with the call client in a non-native protocol and with the gateway in a native protocol.


Patent
Skype | Date: 2016-10-12

Method, device and computer program product for stabilising a video signal. A plurality of frames of the video signal are captured using a camera. A motion sensor associated with the camera is used to generate a plurality of samples representing motion of the camera. The samples are used to determine a displacement of the camera between a first time and a second time, wherein the first time corresponds to an exposure time midpoint of a first frame of the video signal and the second time corresponds to an exposure time midpoint of a second frame of the video signal. The determined displacement is used to compensate for motion in the video signal between the first and second frames caused by the motion of the camera, to thereby stabilise the video signal.


Patent
Skype | Date: 2016-10-12

Method, device and computer program product for stabilising a video signal. A plurality of frames of the video signal are captured using a camera. A motion sensor associated with the camera is used to generate a plurality of samples representing motion of the camera. The samples are used to determine a displacement of the camera between a first time and a second time, wherein the first time corresponds to an exposure time midpoint of a first frame of the video signal and the second time corresponds to an exposure time midpoint of a second frame of the video signal. The determined displacement is used to compensate for motion in the video signal between the first and second frames caused by the motion of the camera, to thereby stabilise the video signal.


Patent
Skype | Date: 2016-05-27

A mobile device, and a method and computer program product for displaying a streaming video image at the mobile device during a packet based video call via a channel established over a wireless communication network, the method includes receiving a speed indication of the mobile device and sending said indication to a communication client application; and responsive to receiving said indication, the communication client application is configured to limit the amount of information in the streaming video image that is supplied for display on a display of the mobile device during the video.


Patent
Skype | Date: 2016-11-16

A method of managing a voice conference in which a plurality of users are connected to a first network entity, the method comprising the steps of: receiving a request to add a new user to a voice conference at a control node; the control node analysing a conference load on the first network entity and if the conference load exceeds a threshold, selecting another network entity and transmitting the request to said another network entity; receiving the request from the control node at the another network entity, and determining whether the another network entity is currently included in the voice conference; and if the another network entity is not currently included in the voice conference, creating a bridging connection between the another network entity and the first network entity, connecting the new user to the another network entity, and adding the new user to the voice conference via said bridging connection.


Patent
Skype | Date: 2016-01-26

Method and system for recognising a numeric or alphanumeric sequence of characters in a document, the sequence conforming to predetermined rules and representing user identifiers for identifying users in a communication system include identifying a country of origin of the document, recalling rules relating to the format of the sequence associated with the determined country of origin, searching the document to identify any sequence in the document satisfying the format and returning any such sequence.

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