Patents Examined by Michael N. Opsasnick
  • Patent number: 10789956
    Abstract: A device may receive a set of audio data files corresponding to a set of calls, wherein the set of audio data files includes digital representations of one or more segments of respective calls of the set of calls, and wherein the set of calls includes audio data relating to a particular industry. The device may receive a set of transcripts corresponding to the set of audio data files. The device may determine a plurality of text-audio pairs within the set of calls, wherein a text-audio pair, of the plurality of text-audio pairs, comprises: a digital representation of a segment a call of the set of calls, and a corresponding excerpt of text from the set of transcripts. The device may train, using a machine learning process, an industry-specific text-to-speech model, tailored for the particular industry, based on the plurality of text-audio pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Abhishek Dube
  • Patent number: 10770088
    Abstract: A decoder generates decoded signals based on quantized signals. The decoder includes an inverse quantizer and a predictor circuit. The quantized signals are generated in an encoder by low-pass filtering an input signal and encoding the filtered signal using adaptive differential pulse code modulation. The predictor circuit has filter coefficients based on a frequency response of the low-pass filter used to filter the input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: IMMERSION NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: James D. Johnston, Stephen White
  • Patent number: 10756755
    Abstract: An encoder generates quantized signal words based on a difference signal. The encoder includes an adaptive quantizer. A step size applied by the adaptive quantizer is generated in a feedback loop and based on a loading factor and quantized signal words generated by the adaptive quantizer. The encoder includes coding circuitry which generates code words based on quantized signal words generated by the adaptive quantizer. The coding circuitry generates an escape code in response to a quantized signal word not being associated with a corresponding coding code word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: IMMERSION NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: James D. Johnston, Stephen White
  • Patent number: 10748545
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an interactive electronic device control system includes an interactive electronic device and an authentication manager. The interactive electronic device sends input voice data to a voice recognition service server and receives a response generated based at least in part on a result of recognizing the voice data by the voice recognition service server and the authentication manager authenticates a mobile terminal connected to the interactive electronic device via a network as an authenticated user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: HISENSE VISUAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., TOSHIBA VISUAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Reiko Kawachi
  • Patent number: 10741190
    Abstract: Disclosed example apparatus select a first frequency from a set of frequencies based on a first symbol in a code, and select a first block size based on the first symbol and the code, a combination of the first block size and the first frequency to represent the first symbol. Disclosed example apparatus also synthesize a code frequency according to the first block size and the first frequency. Disclosed example apparatus further embed the code frequency in a first block of input audio samples of the audio having the first block size to form a block of encoded audio samples encoded with the first symbol, the code frequency and the first block of input audio samples to overlap in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Venugopal Srinivasan, Alexander Topchy
  • Patent number: 10725726
    Abstract: Various embodiments may include systems and non-transitory computer-readable media for assigning three-dimensional spatial data to sounds and audio files. In one embodiment, a method can include receiving at least one audio signal, receiving sonic spatial data via a foot pedal, associating the sonic spatial data with the at least one audio signal, associating the at least one audio signal and sonic spatial data with a time code generated by a video camera, storing the sonic spatial data, the at least one audio signal, and time code in an encoded sound file, and directing playback of the encoded sound file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Strubwerks, LLC
    Inventor: Tyner Brentz Strub
  • Patent number: 10720164
    Abstract: Systems and methods of diarization using linguistic labeling include receiving a set of diarized textual transcripts. A least one heuristic is automatedly applied to the diarized textual transcripts to select transcripts likely to be associated with an identified group of speakers. The selected transcripts are analyzed to create at least one linguistic model. The linguistic model is applied to transcripted audio data to label a portion of the transcripted audio data as having been spoken by the identified group of speakers. Still further embodiments of diarization using linguistic labeling may serve to label agent speech and customer speech in a recorded and transcripted customer service interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Verint Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Omer Ziv, Ran Achituv, Ido Shapira, Jeremie Dreyfuss
  • Patent number: 10706841
    Abstract: The intelligent automated assistant system engages with the user in an integrated, conversational manner using natural language dialog, and invokes external services when appropriate to obtain information or perform various actions. The system can be implemented using any of a number of different platforms, such as the web, email, smartphone, and the like, or any combination thereof. In one embodiment, the system is based on sets of interrelated domains and tasks, and employs additional functionally powered by external services with which the system can interact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Robert Gruber, Adam John Cheyer, Dag Kittlaus, Didier Rene Guzzoni, Christopher Dean Brigham, Richard Donald Giuli, Marcello Bastea-Forte, Harry Joseph Saddler
  • Patent number: 10699725
    Abstract: An encoder includes a low-pass filter to filter input audio signals. The low-pass filter has fixed filter coefficients. The encoder generates quantized signals based on a difference signal. The encoder includes an adaptive quantizer and a decoder to generate feedback signals. The decoder has an inverse quantizer and a predictor. The predictor has fixed control parameters which are based on a frequency response of the low-pass filter. The predictor may include a finite impulse response filter having fixed filter coefficients. The decoder may include an adaptive noise shaping filter coupled between the low-pass filter and the encoder. The adaptive noise shaping filter flattens signals within a frequency spectrum corresponding to a frequency spectrum of the low-pass filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: IMMERSION NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: James D. Johnston, Stephen White
  • Patent number: 10692500
    Abstract: Systems and methods of diarization using linguistic labeling include receiving a set of diarized textual transcripts. A least one heuristic is automatedly applied to the diarized textual transcripts to select transcripts likely to be associated with an identified group of speakers. The selected transcripts are analyzed to create at least one linguistic model. The linguistic model is applied to transcripted audio data to label a portion of the transcripted audio data as having been spoken by the identified group of speakers. Still further embodiments of diarization using linguistic labeling may serve to label agent speech and customer speech in a recorded and transcripted customer service interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Verint Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Omer Ziv, Ran Achituv, Ido Shapira, Jeremie Dreyfuss
  • Patent number: 10692501
    Abstract: Systems and method of diarization of audio files use an acoustic voiceprint model. A plurality of audio files are analyzed to arrive at an acoustic voiceprint model associated to an identified speaker. Metadata associate with an audio file is used to select an acoustic voiceprint model. The selected acoustic voiceprint model is applied in a diarization to identify audio data of the identified speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Verint Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Omer Ziv, Ran Achituv, Ido Shapira, Jeremie Dreyfuss
  • Patent number: 10679134
    Abstract: Systems and methods of automated ontology development include a corpus of communication data. The corpus of communication data includes communication data from a plurality of interactions and is processed. A plurality of terms are extracted from the corpus. Each term of the plurality is a plurality of words that identify a single concept within the corpus. An ontology is automatedly generated from the extracted terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Roni Romano, Yair Horesh, Jeremie Dreyfuss
  • Patent number: 10678498
    Abstract: A soft decision audio decoding system for preserving audio continuity in a digital wireless audio receiver is provided that deduces the likelihood of errors in a received digital signal, based on generated hard bits and soft bits. The soft bits may be utilized by a soft audio decoder to determine whether the digital signal should be decoded or muted. The soft bits may be generated based on the detected point and a detected noise power, or by using a soft-output Viterbi algorithm. The value of the soft bits may indicate confidence in the strength of the hard bit generation. The soft decision audio decoding system may infer errors and decode perceptually acceptable audio without requiring error detection, as in conventional systems, as well as have low latency and improved granularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Mamola
  • Patent number: 10657952
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for reducing the latency of automatic speech recognition using hypothesis score trend analysis. A methodology implementing the techniques according to an embodiment includes generating complete-phrase hypotheses and partial-phrase hypotheses, along with associated likelihood scores, based on a segment of speech. The method also includes selecting the complete-phrase hypothesis associated with the highest of the complete-phrase hypotheses likelihood scores, and selecting the partial-phrase hypothesis associated with the highest of the partial-phrase hypotheses likelihood scores. The method further includes calculating a relative likelihood score based on a ratio of the likelihood score associated with the selected complete-phrase hypothesis to the likelihood score associated with the selected partial-phrase hypothesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Joachim Hofer, Georg Stemmer, Josef G. Bauer, Munir Nikolai Alexander Georges
  • Patent number: 10650826
    Abstract: Systems and method of diarization of audio files use an acoustic voiceprint model. A plurality of audio files are analyzed to arrive at an acoustic voiceprint model associated to an identified speaker. Metadata associate with an audio file is used to select an acoustic voiceprint model. The selected acoustic voiceprint model is applied in a diarization to identify audio data of the identified speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Verint Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Omer Ziv, Ran Achituv, Ido Shapira, Jeremie Dreyfuss
  • Patent number: 10650194
    Abstract: A method and device for automatically changing or updating a configuration or setting of a communication system is disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes providing information to the communication system, the information comprising natural human language, storing the information in a digital storage device, detecting a triggering event in the information, and changing the configuration or setting of the communication system automatically using a processor. The information is an input to the communication system, an input from at least one alternate communication system, or a combination of an input to the communication system and an input from the at least one alternate communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Unify GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Paul Maddison
  • Patent number: 10650803
    Abstract: A method, a computer program product, and a computer system for mapping between a speech signal and a transcript of the speech signal. The computer system segments the speech signal to obtain one or more segmented speech signals and the transcript of the speech signal to obtain one or more segmented transcripts of the speech signal. The computer system generates estimated phone sequences and reference phone sequences, calculates costs of correspondences between the estimated phone sequences and the reference phone sequences, determines a series of the estimated phone sequences with a smallest cost, selects a partial series of the estimated phone sequences from the series of the estimated phone sequences, and generates mapping data which includes the partial series of the estimated phone sequences and a corresponding series of the reference phone sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Fukuda, Nobuyasu Itoh
  • Patent number: 10643630
    Abstract: A signal processing device, method, and program that may obtain audio at a higher audio quality when decoding an audio signal. An envelope information generating unit generates envelope information representing an envelope form of high frequency components of an audio signal to be encoded. A sine wave information generating unit extracts a sine wave signal from the high frequency components of the audio signal, and generates a sine wave information representing an emergence start position of the sine wave signal. An encoding stream generating unit multiplexes the envelope information, the sine wave information, and low frequency components of the audio signal that have been encoded, and outputs an encoding stream obtained as the result. The high frequency components included in the sine wave signal may be predicted at a higher accuracy from the envelope information and the sine wave information at the receiving side of the encoding stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki Hatanaka, Toru Chinen
  • Patent number: 10643028
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for transliterating text entries across different script systems. A method according to some embodiments includes steps of: receiving an input string in a first script system input using a keyboard; segmenting, using a probabilistic model, the input string into phonemes that correspond to characters or sets of characters in a second script system; converting the phonemes in the first script system into the characters or sets of characters in the second script system, the characters or sets of characters forming a word or a word prefix in the second script system; and outputting the word or the word prefix in the second script system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Juan Miguel Pino, Stanislav Funiak, Mridul Malpani, Gaurav Lochan
  • Patent number: 10606943
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which a fault-injecting system injects a natural language fault into a first text segment to produce a second text segment that are both written in a natural language. The fault-injecting system receives a third text segment from a reviewer that includes at least one correction to the second text segment. The fault-injecting system compares the third text segment against the first text segment and generates an efficacy score. The efficacy score indicates whether the correction in the third text segment corrects the natural language fault. In turn, the fault-injecting system sends the efficacy score to an author of the first text segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hernan A. Cunico, Paul Alexander Raphael Frank, Martin G. Keen, Adam J. Smye-Rumsby