Patents Examined by Qi Han
  • Patent number: 10839805
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a mobile computing device, ambiguous user input that indicates more than one of a plurality of commands; and determining a current context associated with the mobile computing device that indicates where the mobile computing device is currently located. The method can further include disambiguating the ambiguous user input by selecting a command from the plurality of commands based on the current context associated with the mobile computing device; and causing output associated with performance of the selected command to be provided by the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: John Nicholas Jitkoff, Michael J. LeBeau
  • Patent number: 10841123
    Abstract: An electronic device and a controlling method are provided. The controlling method of the electronic device includes transmitting a signal to a plurality of external devices communicatively connected to the electronic device, receiving, from each of the plurality of external devices, intensity information of the signal sensed by an external device and identification information of an external device, determining at least one external device that is positioned in a same space as the electronic device, from among the plurality of external devices, based on the response signal, designating the at least one external device and the electronic device as a device group, and controlling the device group based on the user command, when a user command is input to at least one device from among the device groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ra-mi Jung
  • Patent number: 10832686
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and apparatus for pushing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wenyu Wang
  • Patent number: 10832008
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, generating, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The disclosure provides a computerized framework for automatically generating chatbot responses to produce domain-specific responses that mimic native styles unique to particular domains. The disclosed systems and methods construct domain-specific word-graphs based on account activity from specific domains and generate word-patterns. New words obtained from the patterns in the graph are introduced to transform the regular response. The graph is then pruned using data-driven thresholds in order to avoid spurious transformations, and paragraph vectors are also utilized to assign relevance scores to generated patterns such that only the patterns that are contextually similar to the original response (generic/regular response) are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Siddhartha Banerjee, Prakhar Biyani, Kostas Tsioutsiouliklis
  • Patent number: 10817666
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus for narrative content generation using narrative frameworks by receiving a first phrase variation and a second phrase variation and displaying an error indication when the first phrase variation fails to satisfy a criterion relative to the second phrase variation. If there is an error indication, alternate phrase variations are received and compared against the first phrase variation until an alternate phrase variation is selected that has no error indication. Additionally, multiple sets of operators for updating one or more narrative phrases selected for inclusion in the narrative content framework may be utilized to update selected phrases after inclusion in the narrative framework but prior to finalizing the narrative content to be output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: STATS LLC
    Inventors: Robert Allen, Joe Procopio, Robert C Rogers
  • Patent number: 10818289
    Abstract: An electronic device and method are disclosed herein. The electronic device includes a touchscreen, a wireless communication circuit, a microphone, a processor and memory storing instructions implementing the method, including: receiving a first user input including a request to perform a task, transmitting first data associated with the first user input to an external server, receiving a sequence of states executable to perform the task, detecting whether at least one first parameter is omitted from the first user input based on whether execution type information is received with the sequence of states, when the execution type information is received, displaying a graphical user interface (GUI) including at least one input field requesting input of the at least one first parameter, and when the execution type information is not received from the external server, executing a portion of the sequence of states to perform a portion of the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho Jun Jaygarl, Seung Gyu Kong, Jin Woong Kim, Bu Cheon Min, Kwang Bin Lee, Jae Hwan Lee, Sung Yul Choe, Ga Jin Song
  • Patent number: 10811010
    Abstract: A voice interaction method and apparatus, a terminal, a server, and a readable storage medium are provided. The method includes the following steps: obtaining a user's control object and control intention according to the user's voice; determining whether the control object hits an user-selectable notification information pre-stored in a server; performing control corresponding to the control intention on the control object, if the control object hits the user-selectable notification information, under a voice interaction scenario, wherein the user-selectable notification information is notification information which is pre-stored in the server and has a preset rule with respect to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhongqi Zhang, Tian Wang
  • Patent number: 10811006
    Abstract: An information processing method for information stored in a storage includes: holding a dialog history of a dialog including a question to a user and a reply from the user to the question, determining whether a manner in which a third reply indicating neither a first reply nor a second reply appears in a reply history of the reply included in the held dialog history satisfies a predetermined condition, the first reply indicating an affirmative in response to the question, the second reply indicating a negative in response to the question; and performing presentation regarding the information stored in the storage if the manner is determined to satisfy the predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Yamagami, Mitsuru Endo, Takashi Ushio
  • Patent number: 10810997
    Abstract: An interactive response system directs input to a software-based router, which is able to intelligently respond to the input by drawing on a combination of human agents, advanced recognition and expert systems. The system utilizes human “intent analysts” for purposes of interpreting customer input. Automated recognition subsystems are trained by coupling customer input with IA-selected intent corresponding to the input, using model-updating subsystems to develop the training information for the automated recognition subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Interactions LLC
    Inventors: Yoryos Yeracaris, Larissa Lapshina, Alwin B Carus
  • Patent number: 10803870
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electronic device and a method of controlling an operation of the electronic device. A method comprises receiving first data related to an input comprising a request for performing a task using a second external device and obtained through a microphone and comprising information on a user interface of a first external device from the first external device, identifying a sequence of states of the second external device for executing the task based on at least some of the first data, transmitting first information on the sequence of states of the second external device to the second external device through the network interface, receiving second data indicative of a need for an additional input for completing the task from the second external device through the network interface, and transmitting second information to the first external device based on at least some of the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seongmin Je, Jaeyung Yeo, Taekwang Um, Jungmin Cho
  • Patent number: 10796714
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, for diagnosing coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients by using their voice signal comprising receiving voice signal data indicative of speech from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: VOCALIS HEALTH LTD.
    Inventors: Yoram Levanon, Yotam Luz
  • Patent number: 10777190
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a microphone that receives an audio signal that includes a spoken trigger phrase, and a processor that is electrically coupled to the microphone. The processor measures characteristics of the audio signal, and determines, based on the measured characteristics, whether the spoken trigger phrase is acceptable for trigger phrase model training. If the spoken trigger phrase is determined not to be acceptable for trigger phrase model training, the processor rejects the trigger phrase for trigger phrase model training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Joel A. Clark, Tenkasi V. Ramabadran, Mark A. Jasiuk
  • Patent number: 10777194
    Abstract: Method, system and product for automatic performance of user interaction operations on a computing device. A method comprising: obtaining an identifier of an operations sequence; obtaining the operations sequence by searching a repository of operations sequences using the identifier, wherein the repository of operation sequences comprises operations sequences defined based on a previous execution of one or more operations by another computing device other than the computing device on behalf of another user other than the user; and automatically executing the operations sequence or portion thereof on the computing device. Another method comprises: identifying elements in a layout of a GUI, displaying in visible proximity to each of the elements an assigned unique label; recognizing speech by a user vocally indicating a selected element by referring to the assigned label; and, automatically performing a user interaction operation on the selected element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: WALKME LTD.
    Inventors: Ron Zohar, Moran Shemer
  • Patent number: 10770078
    Abstract: An improved gain-shape vector quantization is achieved by determining a number of bits to be allocated to a gain adjustment- and shape-quantizer for a plurality of combinations of a current bit rate and a first signal property. The bit allocation is derived by using an average of optimal bit allocations for a training data set. A number of bits to the gain adjustment and the shape quantizers for a plurality of combinations of the bit rate and a first signal are pre-calculated, and a table indicating the number of bits to be allocated to the gain adjustment- and the shape-quantizers for a plurality of combinations of the bit rate and a first signal property is created. In this way, the table can be used for achieving an improved bit allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Erik Norvell
  • Patent number: 10770070
    Abstract: A voice recognition apparatus includes: a first controller configured to acquire a voice signal of a user and acquire a phonebook list including at least one phonebook data piece in which a name and a phone number are matched from a user terminal; and a voice recognition engine to recognize the voice signal based on a voice recognition parameter, wherein the first controller is further configured to determine whether to change the voice recognition parameter value based on the phonebook list and change the voice recognition parameter value based on a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Sung Dong Jo
  • Patent number: 10755712
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for automated execution of computer software based upon determined empathy of a communication participant. A server captures a digitized voice segment from a remote computing device. The server analyzes vocal cues of the digitized voice segment to generate a voice empathy score. The server converts speech in the digitized voice segment into text and determines empathy keywords in the text to generate a keyword empathy score. The server captures digitized images of the participant's face and analyzes physical expressions of the face to identify emotions and generate a facial empathy score. The server generates an overall empathy confidence score for the communication participant based upon the voice empathy score, the keyword empathy score, and the facial empathy score. The server generates recommended changes for the user based upon the overall empathy confidence score and executes a software application that displays the recommended changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FMR LLC
    Inventors: Samir Kakkar, Hilary Lex, Neha Dave, Richa Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10755707
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for selectively blacklisting audio commands is provided. The present invention may include observing an audible command received by an IoT (Internet of Things) enabled device, wherein the observed audible command appears in a blacklist database. The present invention may also include blacklisting the observed audible command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Kulvir S. Bhogal, Jeremy R. Fox, Rick A. Hamilton, II
  • Patent number: 10741168
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for a text-to-speech system. An embodiment operates by identifying a document including text, wherein the text includes both a structured portion of text, and an unstructured portion of text. Both the structured portion and unstructured portions of the text are identified within the document rich data, wherein the structured portion corresponds to a rich data portion that includes both a descriptor and content, and wherein an unstructured portion of the text includes alphanumeric text. A summary of the content of the rich data portion of the document at a specified level of detail is generated at a specified level of detail. An audible version of the document including both the text-only portion of the document and the summary of the content of the rich data portion of the document is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Galen Rafferty, Reza Farivar, Anh Truong, Jeremy Goodsitt, Vincent Pham, Austin Walters
  • Patent number: 10701482
    Abstract: Recording audio information from a meeting includes determining which audio input audio device (smartphones) correspond to which meeting participant, measuring volume levels in response to each of the meeting participants speaking, identifying one of the participants is speaking based on stored voice profiles and/or relative volume levels at each of the smartphones, recording on a first channel audio input at a first smartphone corresponding to the speaker, identifying another one of the participants is speaking based on stored voice profiles and/or relative volume levels at each of the smartphones, recording on a second channel, separate from the first channel, audio input at a second smartphone corresponding to the other speaker, and merging the first and second channels to provide a storyboard that includes audio input from the channels and identification of speakers based on which specific ones of the channels contains the audio input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: EVERNOTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Sinkov, Alexander Pashintsev
  • Patent number: 10692490
    Abstract: A method of detecting a replay attack comprises: receiving an audio signal representing speech; identifying speech content present in at least a portion of the audio signal; obtaining information about a frequency spectrum of each portion of the audio signal for which speech content is identified; and, for each portion of the audio signal for which speech content is identified: retrieving information about an expected frequency spectrum of the audio signal; comparing the frequency spectrum of portions of the audio signal for which speech content is identified with the respective expected frequency spectrum; and determining that the audio signal may result from a replay attack if a measure of a difference between the frequency spectrum of the portions of the audio signal for which speech content is identified and the respective expected frequency spectrum exceeds a threshold level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: John Paul Lesso, César Alonso