Patents Examined by Martin Lerner
  • Patent number: 12008992
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus acquires a capability for each of agent devices that each output a dialog response, generates the dialog response corresponding to the capability, based on a general-purpose dialog response frame, and deploys the dialog response to each of the agent devices. The capability indicates a combination of interfaces available for each of the agent devices. The apparatus applies to the general-purpose dialog response frame a conversion template including plural templates that convert values of parameters of the general-purpose dialog response frame into converted forms in accordance with the combination of interfaces available for each of the agent devices, and generate the dialog response for each of the agent devices, using the converted forms converted from the values of the parameters of the general-purpose dialog response frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junki Ohmura
  • Patent number: 12008989
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and a processing system are disclosed. In one embodiment, an electronic apparatus comprises a communication unit and at least one processor. The communication unit is configured to acquire information related to an other-party apparatus. The at least one processor is configured to receive input of a voice signal output from a first voice input unit. The electronic apparatus and the other-party apparatus are capable of communicating with each other with voice/message converted communication in which first voice input to the first voice input unit is converted into a first message and the first message is displayed on the other-party apparatus. The at least one processor determines execution of the voice/message converted communication, based on the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Akihito Hatanaka, Tomoki Iwaizumi, Youji Hamada, Hisae Honma, Kousuke Nagase, Tomohiro Sudou
  • Patent number: 12002449
    Abstract: A system and method for providing aural guidance in imaging a document is disclosed. Visually impaired people may have difficulty when imaging a document with a mobile computing device. The system and method may analyze the image of the document in the imaging device, and output one or more aural directions in order for the user to move the document and/or camera for proper imaging of the document. In that regard, those with visual impairments may be assisted in imaging documents using a mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Harmony Jane Clauer Salyers
  • Patent number: 11997344
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for generating alternate audio for a media stream. The media system receives media that is requested by the user. The media comprises a video and audio. The audio includes words spoken in a first language. The media system stores the received media in a buffer as it is received. The media system separates the audio from the buffered media and determines an emotional state expressed by spoken words of the first language. The media system translates the words spoken in the first language into words spoken in a second language. Using the translated words of the second language, the media system synthesizes speech having the emotional state previously determined. The media system then retrieves the video of the received media from the buffer and synchronizes the synthesized speech with the video to generate the media content in a second language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Kumar, Rajendran Pichaimurthy, Madhusudhan Seetharam
  • Patent number: 11990147
    Abstract: A method for spectrum recovery in spectral decoding of an audio signal, comprises obtaining of an initial set of spectral coefficients representing the audio signal, and determining a transition frequency. The transition frequency is adapted to a spectral content of the audio signal. Spectral holes in the initial set of spectral coefficients below the transition frequency are noise filled and the initial set of spectral coefficients are bandwidth extended above the transition frequency. Decoders and encoders being arranged for performing part of or the entire method are also illustrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Gustaf Ullberg, Manuel Briand, Anisse Taleb
  • Patent number: 11972775
    Abstract: The present system ensures that external noise sources do not taint sensor data recorded about a user's sleep parameters, to reduce false positives and false negatives, and provides a more accurate record of the user's sleep sounds, by cycling on and off noise sources. Additionally, the present system, in one embodiment, may be used to track changes in sound patterns from the user and from the environment. This may lead to early warning of health issues, as well as issues with the devices in the bedroom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Sonia Lee Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Venkat Easwar
  • Patent number: 11967320
    Abstract: A process of a voice control method with a cloud server and a terminal device. The voice control method includes: a terminal device receiving voice information; the terminal device querying a control instruction corresponding to the voice information from a local voice database; when the control instruction corresponding to the voice information is not queried in the local voice database, the terminal device uploading the voice information to a cloud server; the cloud server parsing the control instruction corresponding to the voice information; when the control instruction corresponding to the voice information is parsed, the cloud server sending the control instruction to the terminal device; and the terminal device receiving the control instruction, and performing a corresponding operation on the basis of control instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignees: QINGDAO HAIER WASHING MACHINE CO., LTD., HAIER SMART HOME CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenxing Huang, Sheng Xu, Junming Yin, Hai Shu
  • Patent number: 11941358
    Abstract: A user using a messaging application may be in conversations with multiple people and may inadvertently send a message intended for a first person to a second person. The user may be warned before making such mistakes by processing the text of an entered message and/or the text of the conversations with a mathematical model. A match score may be computed that indicates the match between the entered message and the conversation in which it was entered. Where the match score indicates a possible mistake, a warning may be presented to the user. In some implementations, a match score may be computed using a conversation encoding vector and a message encoding vector. In some implementations, a match score may be computed by processing a sequence of tokens for the conversation and the entered message that includes special token separators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: ASAPP, INC.
    Inventors: Ethan Russell Elenberg, Cosima Travis, Michael Griffiths, Kilian Quirin Weinberger
  • Patent number: 11942101
    Abstract: An audio encoder for encoding segments of coefficients, the segments of coefficients representing different time or frequency resolutions of a sampled audio signal, the audio encoder including a processor for deriving a coding context for a currently encoded coefficient of a current segment based on a previously encoded coefficient of a previous segment, the previously encoded coefficient representing a different time or frequency resolution than the currently encoded coefficient. The audio encoder further includes an entropy encoder for entropy encoding the current coefficient based on the coding context to obtain an encoded audio stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Markus Multrus, Bernhard Grill, Guillaume Fuchs, Stefan Geyersberger, Nikolaus Rettelbach, Virgilio Bacigalupo
  • Patent number: 11934794
    Abstract: A system and method for algorithmically orchestrating conversational dialogue transitions within an automated conversational system may include extracting a set of slots defined within a plurality of utterances and converting the plurality of utterances to a plurality of skeleton utterances. The method may also include grouping the plurality of skeleton utterances into a plurality of skeleton utterance groups, identifying a plurality of valid slot transition pairs based on an assessment of the plurality of skeleton utterance groups, and deriving a plurality of slot ontology groups based on the plurality of valid slot transition pairs. The system and method may use the plurality of distinct slot ontology groups and the plurality of skeleton utterances to facilitate contextually relevant dialogue transitions in the automated conversational system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Knowbl Inc.
    Inventor: Parker Hill
  • Patent number: 11929075
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for receiving, by a voice action system, data specifying trigger terms that trigger an application to perform a voice action and a context that specifies a status of the application when the voice action can be triggered. The voice action system receives data defining a discoverability example for the voice action that comprises one or more of the trigger terms that trigger the application to perform the voice action when a status of the application satisfies the specified context. The voice action system receives a request for discoverability examples for the application from a user device having the application installed, and provides the data defining the discoverability examples to the user device in response to the request. The user device is configured to provide a notification of the one or more of the trigger terms when a status of the application satisfies the specified context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Bo Wang, Sunil Vemuri, Barnaby John James, Pravir Kumar Gupta, Nitin Mangesh Shetti
  • Patent number: 11922925
    Abstract: A speech recognition platform configured to receive an audio signal that includes speech from a user and perform automatic speech recognition (ASR) on the audio signal to identify ASR results. The platform may identify: (i) a domain of a voice command within the speech based on the ASR results and based on context information associated with the speech or the user, and (ii) an intent of the voice command. In response to identifying the intent, the platform may perform a corresponding action, such as streaming audio to the device, setting a reminder for the user, purchasing an item on behalf of the user, making a reservation for the user or launching an application for the user. In some instances, the speech recognition platform engages in a back-and-forth dialog with the user in order to properly fulfill the user's request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Paul Henri Carbon, Vikram Kumar Gundeti, Frederic Johan Georges Deramat, Ajay Gopalakrishnan, John Daniel Thimsen
  • Patent number: 11915334
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including a presence/absence prediction unit that performs prediction of presence/absence of a user at a visit destination on a basis of sensed data, and a providing unit that provides a result of the prediction to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Reiko Kirihara, Norihiro Takahashi, Saki Yokoyama, Satoshi Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 11914963
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting and using semantic relatedness to classify segments of digital text are disclosed. More particularly, embodiments determine the semantic relatedness of segments of text to abstract categories where the abstract categories are not defined by a single word or semantic concept. Detecting semantic relatedness includes analyzing text, embedding the text, and determining semantic relatedness to a set of concepts for a category where each concept may include a set of words/phrases embedded in a similar fashion. The text embedding can be projected onto each concept embedding and reduced to a score representing semantic relatedness. The text is classified based on the semantic relatedness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: THETA LAKE, INC.
    Inventors: Rohit Jain, Devin H. Redmond, Richard B. Sutton, Alon Albalak, Sharon H├╝ffner
  • Patent number: 11907658
    Abstract: Systems and methods for user-agent anomaly detection are disclosed. In one embodiment, a user-agent string may be embedded into a numerical data vector representation using a sentence embedding algorithm (e.g., FastText). A predictive score may be calculated based on the numerical data vector representation and using a probability distribution function model that models a likelihood of occurrence of the observed user-agent based on patterns learned from historic payload data (e.g., a Gaussian Mixture Model). The predictive score may be compared to a threshold and, based on the comparison, it may be determined whether the user-agent is fraudulent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhe Chen, Hewen Wang, Yuzhen Zhuo, Solomon kok how Teo, Shanshan Peng, Quan Jin Ferdinand Tang, Serafin Trujillo, Kenneth Bradley Snyder, Mandar Ganaba Gaonkar, Omkumar Mahalingam
  • Patent number: 11900932
    Abstract: A voice dialogue system includes a voice input unit which acquires a user utterance, an intention understanding unit which interprets an intention of utterance of a voice acquired by the voice input unit, a dialogue text creator which creates a text of a system utterance, and a voice output unit which outputs the system utterance as voice data. When creating a text of a system utterance, the dialogue text creator creates the text by inserting a tag in a position in the system utterance, and the intention understanding unit interprets an utterance intention of a user in accordance with whether a timing at which the user utterance is made is before or after an output of a system utterance at a position corresponding to the tag from the voice output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Ikeno, Yusuke Jinguji, Toshifumi Nishijima, Fuminori Kataoka, Hiromi Tonegawa, Norihide Umeyama
  • Patent number: 11893348
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods and systems are provided for generating diverse key phrases while maintaining competitive output quality. A system for training a sequence to sequence (S2S) machine learning model is proposed where neural unlikelihood objective approaches are used at (1) a target token level to discourage the generation of repeating tokens, and (2) a copy token level to avoid copying repetitive tokens from the source text. K-step ahead token prediction approaches are also proposed as an additional mechanism to augment the approach to further enhance the overall diversity of key phrase outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
    Inventors: Hareesh Pallikara Bahuleyan, Layla El Asri
  • Patent number: 11886819
    Abstract: A classification code parser and method can include: reading a classification code having a description; reading a required keyword, and a total number of keywords associated with the classification code; reading text of a note; tokenizing the text of the note to create a note token stream, the note token stream having a note token and a position of the note token within the note token stream; creating a keyword map including a total number of matched keywords; determining a match ratio from the total number of the matched keywords and the total number of the keywords; determining a proximity factor based on a shortest span of tokens within the note token stream containing all the matched keywords; and determining a strength of a match between the classification code and the note based on the match ratio being multiplied by the proximity factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: IQVIA Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Berns, Kirk Junker
  • Patent number: 11880655
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for performing fact correction of natural language sentences using data tables. In particular, in one or more embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods comprise receiving an input sentence, tokenizing elements of the input sentence, and identifying, by a first machine learning model, a data table associated with the input sentence. The systems and methods further comprise a second machine learning model identifying a tokenized element of the input sentence that renders the input sentence false based on the data table and masking the tokenized element of the tokenized input sentence that renders the input sentence false. The systems and method further includes a third machine learning model predicting a new value for the masked tokenized element based on the input sentence with the masked tokenized element and the identified data table and providing an output including a modified input sentence with the new value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Tensmeyer, Danilo Neves Ribeiro, Varun Manjunatha, Nedim Lipka, Ani Nenkova
  • Patent number: 11880660
    Abstract: Technologies relating to model interpretation are described herein. A text classifier is provided with input text and assigns a class to the input text from amongst several possible classes. Based upon the class assigned to the input text by the text classifier, a class profile of a centroidal classifier is selected, where the class profile is constructed based upon numerous input texts to which the text classifier has previously assigned the class. Based upon the selection of the class profile, information that is indicative of operation of the text classifier with respect to the text classifier assigning the class to the input text is output, where the information includes an exemplar text sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Xinjian Xue, Adeel Jamil Siddiqui, Ryan Wang Gao, Jong-Chin Lin, Bin Pan, Naveen Duddi Haribabu, Balaji Ramasubramaniam