Patents Examined by Pierre-Louis Desir
  • Patent number: 12008986
    Abstract: A speech recognition system includes, or has access to, conventional speech recognizer data, including a conventional acoustic model and pronunciation dictionary. The speech recognition system generates restructured speech recognizer data from the conventional speech recognizer data. When used at runtime by a speech recognizer module, the restructured speech recognizer data produces more accurate and efficient results than those produced using the conventional speech recognizer data. The restructuring involves segmenting entries of the conventional pronunciation dictionary and acoustic model according to their constituent phonemes and grouping those entries with the same initial N phonemes, for some integer N (e.g., N=3), and deriving a restructured dictionary with a corresponding semi-word acoustic model for the various grouped entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Interactions LLC
    Inventors: Ilija Zeljkovic, Andrej Ljolje
  • Patent number: 11990117
    Abstract: A method for training a speech recognition model includes obtaining a multilingual text-to-speech (TTS) model. The method also includes generating a native synthesized speech representation for an input text sequence in a first language that is conditioned on speaker characteristics of a native speaker of the first language. The method also includes generating a cross-lingual synthesized speech representation for the input text sequence in the first language that is conditioned on speaker characteristics of a native speaker of a different second language. The method also includes generating a first speech recognition result for the native synthesized speech representation and a second speech recognition result for the cross-lingual synthesized speech representation. The method also includes determining a consistent loss term based on the first speech recognition result and the second speech recognition result and updating parameters of the speech recognition model based on the consistent loss term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Zhehuai Chen, Bhuvana Ramabhadran, Andrew Rosenberg, Yu Zhang, Pedro J. Moreno Mengibar
  • Patent number: 11989508
    Abstract: The performance of a text parser implemented with a state machine is improved by reducing a critical dependence path. In one aspect, all possible current states for a given text input are read from a state table circuit, and the correct next state and output are then selected therefrom by an output multiplexer based on the current state, removing dependence on the current state from the table read, and allowing the read(s) to be pipelined. Further, multiple input units are configured to operate on multiple text characters in parallel, with each input unit propagating outputs for its state table circuit to the next downstream input unit. Each downstream input unit is configured to use the propagated states to provide the proper outputs to appropriates multiplexer inputs. The number of possible output states may be dynamically reduced, thereby reducing the size of the output multiplexer needed to select the next state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Lo, Blake D. Pelton
  • Patent number: 11977844
    Abstract: Systems and processes for providing differentiated advertising sponsorship of a fabricated reading product are provided. Natural language digital text characterized by a sentence, comprised of words is user selected. The text is linguistically analyzed in furtherance of displaying a fabricated reading product corresponding to the text. The words of the sentence of the text, and the sentences, are evaluated with regard to word/sentence attributes for the words of the sentences text in furtherance of supplying only the word/sentence attributes to an advertising sponsor. Based upon either or both of the word and sentence evaluation, determining whether to supply an ad from the advertising sponsor in relation to a display of the fabricated reading product, and, in connection to supplying an ad, further determining placement position of the ad in relation to the display of the fabricated reading product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Walker Reading Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall C. Walker
  • Patent number: 11978456
    Abstract: Systems, methods and programmed products for using visual information in a video stream of a recording streaming teleconference among a plurality of participants to diarize speech, involving obtaining respective components of the teleconference including a respective audio component, a respective video component, respective teleconference metadata, and transcription data, parsing components into speech segments, tagging speech segments with source feeds, and diarizing the teleconference so as to label the speech segments based on neural network or heuristic analysis of visual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: GONG.IO LTD
    Inventors: Shlomi Medalion, Omri Allouche, Maxim Bulanov
  • Patent number: 11978462
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed to a process for modifying an audio signal. For example, one process for modifying an audio signal is disclosed including the following steps: determining a compression parameter of the audio signal that should be modified; fractionizing the audio signal into different frequency bands; obtaining the values of the compression parameter for each frequency band; and compressing at least a part of the frequency bands as a function of the determined compression parameter. Various other embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a device for modifying an audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: ISUNIYE LLC
    Inventor: Zlatan Ribic
  • Patent number: 11960850
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for multilingual simultaneous interpretation using a distributed ledger are disclosed. A multilingual interpretation server determines that a new word has been added to a first language node, the first language node corresponding to a first language, and broadcasts, to a plurality of other language nodes, a request to interpret the new word, wherein each of the plurality of other language nodes corresponds to a different language. Each of the plurality of language nodes interprets the new word into a particular language and adds the new word and one or more interpretations of the new word to an entry in a dictionary ledger. A multilingual interpretation service provides simultaneous multilingual translations of from a source language to a plurality of target languages using the shared distributed dictionary ledger. A multilingual interpretation client is provided for accessing services provided by the multilingual interpretation service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Howard N. Anglin, Su Liu, Fehmina Merchant, Debbie Anglin
  • Patent number: 11960840
    Abstract: A method executed by a computing device includes determining a set of identigens for each query word of a query to produce sets of identigens, where a set of identigens represents different meanings of a word of the query. The method further includes obtaining a first identigen selection for a first query word from the first set of identigens. The method further includes interpreting, using identigen pairing rules and based on the first identigen selection, the sets of identigens to produce a query entigen group. The method further includes accessing a knowledge database utilizing the query entigen group to produce a response entigen group. The method further includes generating a response to the query using the response entigen group, where the response includes at least one response word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: entigenlogic LLC
    Inventors: Frank John Williams, Stephen Emerson Sundberg, Ameeta Vasant Reed, Dennis Arlen Roberson, Thomas James MacTavish, Karl Olaf Knutson, Jessy Thomas, Niklas Josiah MacTavish, David Michael Corns, II, Andrew Chu, Kyle Edward Alberth, Ali Fattahian, Zachary John McCord, Ahmad Abdelqader Abunaser, Gary W. Grube
  • Patent number: 11955136
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a system and associated method for detecting and localizing gunshots are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventor: Garth Paine
  • Patent number: 11941154
    Abstract: Method and system of securing personally identifiable and sensitive information in conversational AI based communication. The method comprises enabling a first service provider device as a communication channel provider of an incoming communication mode and enabling a second service provider device s a communication channel provider of an outgoing communication mode, at least one of the incoming communication and outgoing communication modes comprising an audio communication, storing content of a conversation in the incoming communication mode in a first storage medium accessible to the first service provider device but not the second service provider device, and storing content of the conversation in the outgoing communication mode at a second storage medium accessible to the second service provider device but not the first service provider device, and anonymizing the audio communication wherein personally identifiable audio characteristics of the user are obfuscated from the service provider devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Ventech Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Kiran Pasupuleti, Ravi Kunduru
  • Patent number: 11941052
    Abstract: A method including detecting a webpage accessed by a user on a computing device via a browser. Content on the webpage is determined, and a model is applied to the content to determine a plurality of keyword sets. A network search is performed based on each of the plurality of keyword sets to generate a plurality of search results. The plurality of search results are compared to the content, and the plurality of search results are compared to each other. A factualness of the content is determined based on the comparing of the plurality of search results to the content and based on the comparing of the plurality of the search results to each other, and the user is notified via the browser of the factualness of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Avast Software s.r.o.
    Inventors: Dan Martinec, Yury Kasimov, Juyong Do
  • Patent number: 11941360
    Abstract: Systems and methods for natural language processing are described. Embodiments of the inventive concept are configured to receive an input sequence and a plurality of candidate long forms for a short form contained in the input sequence, encode the input sequence to produce an input sequence representation, encode each of the plurality of candidate long forms to produce a plurality of candidate long form representations, wherein each of the candidate long form representations is based on a plurality of sample expressions and each of the sample expressions includes a candidate long form and contextual information, compute a plurality of similarity scores based on the candidate long form representations and the input sequence representation, and select a long form for the short form based on the plurality of similarity scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Franck Dernoncourt, Amir Pouran Ben Veyseh
  • Patent number: 11942093
    Abstract: A system and method to perform dubbing automatically for multiple languages at the same time using speech-to-text transcriptions, language translation, and artificial intelligence engines to perform the actual dubbing in the voice likeness of the original speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SYNCWORDS LLC
    Inventors: Aleksandr Dubinsky, Taras Sereda
  • Patent number: 11941362
    Abstract: A method of providing sentiment analysis includes training a computer system to identify a polarity of a sentiment for a plurality of phrases and receiving, at the computer system, an input from a website. The input includes a text string including a phrase. The method includes determining, by the computer system, the polarity of the sentiment of the phrase by comparing the phrase to the plurality of phrases and sending, by the computer system, a command to the website that causes the website to display predetermined content based on the determined polarity of the sentiment of the phrase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Early Warning Services, LLC
    Inventors: Edwin F. Campos Ortega, Eric D. First, Deepakshi Aswal, Jie He
  • Patent number: 11934947
    Abstract: In some examples, a computing device may implement a method that includes receiving microservice profile information at a microservice profiler, performing lexical analysis of the microservice profile information (where the lexical analysis produces tokenized information), generating microservice modification information by performing machine learning analysis of one or more inputs (where the one or more inputs comprise the tokenized information), and outputting the microservice modification information from the microservice profiler. The microservice profile information describes one or more characteristics of a microservice. The lexical analysis is performed by a lexical analysis engine of the microservice profiler, and the machine learning analysis is performed by a machine learning system of the microservice profiler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Shubham Gupta, Hung The Dinh, Sabu Syed, Ramu Kannappan, Jatin Kamlesh Thakkar
  • Patent number: 11935545
    Abstract: A back-end server system for step-up authentication for conversational interfaces using spoken passphrases receive a conversational request for an action which requires step-up authorization; respond to the user through conversational artificial intelligence (AI) warning the user that an additional step is required; transmit, over a dedicated communication channel to the user and different than the conversational interface, a secret passphrase generated using a spoken passphrase dictionary; receive, by the conversational interface, a spoken submission from the user in response to the warning; confirm validity of the received spoken submission by comparing the spoken submission to the passphrase; and in response to confirmation of the spoken submission, authorize the requested action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: TRUIST BANK
    Inventors: Peter Eric Sutherland, Laurence Henry Lipsmeyer, Nelson Joseph Erb
  • Patent number: 11929066
    Abstract: Described are systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program product embodiments for automatically processing intent-based spoken language for SLU. The disclosed solution uses a scale-free network structured conversational knowledge graph that stores nodes representative of actions, objects, and intent names and edges representative of relationships between the nodes. For all phrases (including a sentence) from the same intent, the system calculates a mean feature vector using a Universal Sentence Embedding (USE) model as a feature element. The system also employs a multi-step intent detection strategy. A graph query technique may be used to match all potential intent nodes from the trained knowledge graph. The system may compute a covariance matrix between the feature element of an input phrase and feature elements of all potential intents. The major component of the covariance matrix along with the maximum covariance may be used to determine the final intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: PwC Product Sales LLC
    Inventors: Yizhuo Zhang, Walter Quesada, Thomas J. Foth, Ernesto Valdes Forte, Jun Li
  • Patent number: 11928427
    Abstract: Systems may perform analyses of claims included in a patent document. The systems may generate one or more search strings from the patent document and provide the one or more search strings to a third-party searching authority. The third-party searching authority may return a collection of documents responsive to the one or more search strings. In particular situations, the systems may re-rank the documents of the collection to provide a patent centric ranking. The systems may also analyze the documents of the collection with respect to the elements of the claims to generate various types of patent infringement and/or invalidity reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: AON RISK SERVICES, INC. OF MARYLAND
    Inventor: Lewis C. Lee
  • Patent number: 11922927
    Abstract: The learning data generation device (10) of the present invention comprises: an end-of-talk predict unit (11) for performing: a first prediction in which it is predicted, based on utterance information on an utterance in the dialog, using the end-of-talk prediction model (16), whether the utterance is an end-of-talk utterance of the speaker; and a second prediction in which it is predicted, based on one or more prescribed rules, whether the utterance is an end-of-talk utterance; and a training data generate unit (13) for generating, when, in the first prediction it is predicted that the utterance is not an end-of-talk utterance and in the second prediction it is predicted that the utterance is an end-of-talk utterance, for the utterance information on the utterance, learning data to which training data indicating that the utterance is an end-of-talk utterance is appended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Noda, Setsuo Yamada, Takaaki Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11915710
    Abstract: A conference terminal and an embedding method of audio watermarks are provided. In the method, a first speech signal and a first audio watermark signal are received respectively. The first speech signal relates to a speaker corresponding to another conference terminal, and the first audio watermark signal corresponds to the another conference terminal. The first speech signal is assigned to a host path to output a second speech signal. The first audio watermark signal is assigned to an offload path to output a second audio watermark signal. The host path provides more digital signal processing (DSP) effects than the offload path. The second speech signal and the second audio watermark signal are synthesized to output a synthesized audio signal. The synthesized audio signal is adapted for audio playback. A completed audio watermark signal is outputted accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Po-Jen Tu, Jia-Ren Chang, Kai-Meng Tzeng