Patents Examined by Richemond Dorvil
  • Patent number: 11023679
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatically mapping a verbatim narrative to a term in a medical terminology dictionary includes a natural language processor and a comparator. The natural language processor processes terms from the medical terminology dictionary and from a medical coding decision database to generate a processed database that also includes the original terms from the medical terminology dictionary and the medical coding decision database. The natural language processor also processes the verbatim narrative. The comparator compares the processed verbatim narrative to the terms in the processed database and determines whether the processed verbatim narrative is an exact match to a term in the processed database. The verbatim narrative is mapped to the term in the medical terminology dictionary that corresponds to the term in the processed database that is an exact match. The verbatim narratives may include adverse event narratives, concomitant medication narratives, or other types of narratives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Medidata Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia Allen, Andrew Howland, Philip Beineke, Mark Chandler, Michael Elashoff, Mladen Laudanovic, Jingshu Liu, Michael Cestone, Jenny Liu
  • Patent number: 11016729
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided, in a data processing system comprising a fusion sensor service and a human computer interaction (HCI) device, for responding to a user input. The HCI device receives a user input from a first sensor monitoring a monitored environment. The fusion sensor service captures, via one or more second sensors different from the first sensor, sensor data representing characteristics of one or more entities within the monitored environment indicative of a condition within the monitored environment. The fusion sensor service determines whether the user input is specifically directed to the HCI device based on the captured sensor data. The HCI device performs an operation in response to the data processing system determining that the user input is specifically directed to the HCI device based on the capture sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Andersen, Dogukan Erenel, Richard O. Lyle, Connie Yee
  • Patent number: 11010560
    Abstract: Methods and systems for natural language processing include generating respective feature vectors, for each word in an input, based on sequences of input words of different respective lengths. The respective feature vectors for each word in the input are combined to form a combined vector for each word. A hidden state is determined for each word in the input based on the combined vector. The hidden states for all words in the input are combined to form a multi-resolution context vector. A natural language processing action is performed using the multi-resolution context vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Song Xu, Zhili Guo, HongLei Guo, Shiwan Zhao, Pitipong Jun Sen Lin, Elaine Branagh, Zhong Su
  • Patent number: 10997972
    Abstract: An object authentication device includes a speech recognition unit configured to obtain candidates for a speech recognition result for an input speech and a likelihood of the speech as a speech likelihood and an image model generation unit configured to obtain image models of a predetermined number of candidates for the speech recognition result in descending order of speech likelihoods, wherein the image model generation unit initially performs retrieval from an image model database storing the image models when the image models for the candidates for the speech recognition result are generated and generates an image model from information acquired from a network if the image model is not stored in the image model database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio Nakano, Tomoyuki Sahata
  • Patent number: 10977578
    Abstract: A conversation processing method and apparatus based on artificial intelligence, a device and a computer-readable storage medium. The disclosure embodiments, enable the user feedback information provided by conversation service conducted by the user to model conversation understanding system, then according to the user feedback information, perform adjustment processing for a service state of the model conversation understanding system, to obtain an adjustment state of the model conversation understanding system so that it is possible to execute the conversation service with the model conversation understanding system, based on the adjustment state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ke Sun, Shiqi Zhao, Dianhai Yu, Haifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10964319
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a communication unit performing communication with a preset voice recognition server; a microphone receiving voice information; and a controller executing a specific function on the basis of voice information received through the microphone, wherein after voice information is received through the microphone, the controller determines whether a wake-up word is detected within a preset time, and when the wake-up word is detected within the preset time, the controller performs voice recognition on the voice information received before the wake-up word is detected, and when the wake-up word is not detected within the preset time, the controller does not perform voice recognition on the voice information received before the wake-up word is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaeyong Park, Sumi Kim, Minseok Hwangbo
  • Patent number: 10930279
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for recognizing a consonant and improving recognition performance within a short time, compared to prior art requiring a frequency decomposition process, by performing frequency analysis and voice recognition in real time without undergoing a frequency decomposition process of voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE INDUSTRY & ACADEMIC COOPERATION IN CHUNGNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (IAC)
    Inventor: Kang Hun Ahn
  • Patent number: 10915710
    Abstract: A method is provided for clause analysis in a legal domain. The method builds a coherence graph from a set of labeled training documents by (a) creating entity nodes from and of a same type as entities extracted from the set of labeled training documents, (b) creating clause nodes from labeled clauses in the set of labeled training documents, (c) forming bi-directional edges (i) between each of the clause nodes and the entity nodes belonging thereto, (ii) among parent-child clause nodes from among the clause nodes, and (iii) among same-level sibling clause nodes from among the clause nodes. The method merges nodes, from among the entity and clause nodes, that have a same semantic meaning. The method weights the bi-directional edges using a coherence metric. The method identifies a clause structure of a new document by matching the new document against the coherence graph using a node-covering algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhili Guo, HongLei Guo, Song Xu, Shiwan Zhao, Elaine M. Branagh, Pitipong Jun Sen Lin, Zhong Su
  • Patent number: 10909972
    Abstract: An example apparatus for detecting intent in voiced audio includes a receiver to receive one or more word sequence hypotheses related to a voiced audio and a dynamic vocabulary. The apparatus also includes a natural language understander (NLU) to detect an intent and recognize a property related to the intent based on the word sequence hypothesis and the dynamic vocabulary. The apparatus further includes a transmitter to transmit the detected intent and recognized associated property to an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Munir Nikolai Alexander Georges, Grzegorz Wojdyga, Tomasz Noczynski, Jakub Nowicki, Szymon Jessa
  • Patent number: 10909330
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a computer-implemented method configured to generate a personalized vehicle number plate based on a keyword. The method electronically generates a combined set of character strings appropriate for selection by the user for a personalized vehicle number plate by combining a: a plurality of character strings or content derived from or based on user details; and/or a second plurality of character strings or content derived from or based on one or more keywords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Plate Properties Pty' Ltd
    Inventor: Ali Haidar
  • Patent number: 10902216
    Abstract: A translation method and apparatus may respectively perform or include: using one or more processors, plural different translation processes, in parallel, for a source sentence in a first language, including encoding, to generate respective feature vectors, the source sentence in each of two or more translation processes of the plural translation processes or the source sentence and a variation of the source sentence in respective translation processes of the plural translation processes, and decoding each of the respective feature vectors to generate respective plural candidate sentences in a second language; and selecting a final sentence in the second language from the respective plural candidate sentences in the second language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hodong Lee, Youngki Park, Hwidong Na, Minyoung Mun, Inchul Song
  • Patent number: 10885274
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for processing a response to essay prompts that request a narrative response. A data structure associated with a narrative essay is accessed. The essay is analyzed to generate an organization subscore, where the organization subscore is generated using a graph metric by identifying content words in each sentence of the essay and populating a data structure with links between related content words in neighboring sentences, wherein the organization subscore is determined based on the links. The essay is analyzed to generate a development subscore, where the development subscore is generated using a transition metric by accessing a transition cue data store and identifying transition words in the essay, wherein the development subscore is based on a number of words in the essay that match words in the transition cue data store. A narrative quality metric is determined based on the organization subscore and the development subscore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: Swapna Somasundaran, Michael Flor, Martin Chodorow, Binod Gyawali, Hillary Molloy, Laura McCulla
  • Patent number: 10861436
    Abstract: A method whereby an audio content is analyzed for speech semantic content and speech vocal content to determine audio content metrics. Additionally, the method may also incorporate the similarity of the audio content to other audio contents and weight the analyses to determine audio content metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Gridspace Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Scodary, Nicolas Benitez, Evan Macmillan
  • Patent number: 10861452
    Abstract: An object authentication device includes a speech recognition unit configured to obtain candidates for a speech recognition result for an input speech and a likelihood of the speech as a speech likelihood, an image model generation unit configured to obtain image models of a predetermined number of candidates for the speech recognition result in descending order of speech likelihoods, an image likelihood calculation unit configured to obtain an image likelihood based on an image model of an input image, and an object authentication unit configured to perform object authentication using the image likelihood, wherein vocabularies predicted through speech recognition are categorized and the image model is formed in association with a category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio Nakano, Tomoyuki Sahata
  • Patent number: 10824388
    Abstract: An electronic device or method for adjusting a gain on a voice operated control system can include one or more processors and a memory having computer instructions. The instructions, when executed by the one or more processors causes the one or more processors to perform the operations of receiving a first microphone signal, receiving a second microphone signal, updating a slow time weighted ratio of the filtered first and second signals, and updating a fast time weighted ratio of the filtered first and second signals. The one or more processors can further perform the operations of calculating an absolute difference between the fast time weighted ratio and the slow time weighted ratio, comparing the absolute difference with a threshold, and increasing the gain when the absolute difference is greater than the threshold. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Staton Techiya, LLC
    Inventor: John Usher
  • Patent number: 10805878
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for transmitting voice data in a wireless communication system, in particular there is provided an apparatus comprising an audio processing module configured to detect a period of silence in a voice signal and to output an indication of the detected period of silence, and a communication module coupled to the audio processing module and configured to transmit upload packets according to a predefined scheduling allocation, the upload packets comprising the voice signal, wherein the communication module is further configured to, upon receipt of an indication of a detected period of silence refrain from transmitting further upload packets using the predefined scheduling allocation for a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Guilhaumon, Eric Perraud
  • Patent number: 10789960
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method including a prior phase for referencing an authorized user, during which this user pronounces a reference phrase at least once, the phrase being converted into a series of reference symbols by a statistical conversion mutual to all of the users to be referenced, and an authentication test phase, including a first step during which a candidate user pronounces the reference phrase at least once, and this pronounced phrase is converted in the same manner as the reference phrase during the prior phase, by using the same conversion, into a sequence of candidate symbols, and a second step during which the series of candidate symbols is compared to the series of reference symbols to determine a comparison result, which is compared to at least one predetermined threshold, determining whether the candidate user who pronounced the phrase during the test phase is indeed the authorized user, providing authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: PW GROUP
    Inventors: Gregory Libert, Dijana Petrovski Chollet, Houssemeddine Khemiri
  • Patent number: 10769373
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide approaches for validating synonyms in ontology driven natural language processing. Specifically, an approach is provided for receiving a user input containing a token, structuring the user input into a semantic model comprising a set of classes each containing a set of related permutations of the token, designating the token as a synonym of one of the set of related permutations, annotating the token with a class from the set of classes corresponding to the one of the set of related permutations, and validating the annotation of the token by determining an accuracy of the designation of the token as a synonym of the one of the set of related permutations. In one embodiment, the accuracy is determined by quantifying a linear distance between the token and a contextual token also within the user input, and comparing the linear distance to a pre-specified linear distance limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen J. Edwards, Ahmed M. Nassar, Craig M. Trim, Albert T. Wong
  • Patent number: 10735584
    Abstract: A system for remotely and interactively controlling visual and multimedia content displayed on and rendered by a web browser using a telephony device. In particular, the system relates to receiving a voice input (e.g., dual tone multi-frequency DTMF input, spoken input, etc.) from a telephony device (e.g., a landline, a cellular telephone, or other system with telephone functionality, etc.) via a wide-area network to an intermediary computer that is configured to control the rendering of one or more web pages (or other web data) by a standard web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Troy Barnes
  • Patent number: 10713426
    Abstract: Systems, computer-program products and methods for annotating electronic text documents with multiple entities defined in a controlled vocabulary extracted from a compound noun phrase are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of annotating an electronic text document includes searching, by a computing device, the electronic text document for instances of congruent compound noun phrases including a head and a modifier. If a congruent compound noun phrase is found, the method further includes determining a preceding word that precedes the modifier of the congruent compound noun phrase, and searching a controlled vocabulary for a second full term having the preceding word and the head of the congruent compound noun phrase. If the second full term is found in the controlled vocabulary, the method further includes annotating the electronic text document with the second full term having the preceding word and the head of the congruent compound noun phrase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Elsevier B.V.
    Inventor: Marius Doornenbal