Patents Examined by Richemond Dorvil
  • Patent number: 11403470
    Abstract: A storage unit stores a target term, a substitute term, a substitute translated term, and a representative term. The substitute translated term is a translation of the substitute term and is expressed in a second language. The representative term indicates a type of the target term and is expressed in the second language. A communication unit acquires a provisional translation that is a translation of a processed sentence from a first external device that has a translation function. When the storage unit does not store a target translated term that is a translation of the target term, a controller replaces the substitute translated term contained in the provisional translation with the representative term to generate a second display-purpose translated sentence, and then causes a display unit to display the second display-purpose translated sentence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomokazu Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11373049
    Abstract: Training and/or using a multilingual classification neural network model to perform a natural language processing classification task, where the model reuses an encoder portion of a multilingual neural machine translation model. In a variety of implementations, a client device can generate a natural language data stream from a spoken input from a user. The natural language data stream can be applied as input to an encoder portion of the multilingual classification model. The output generated by the encoder portion can be applied as input to a classifier portion of the multilingual classification model. The classifier portion can generate a predicted classification label of the natural language data stream. In many implementations, an output can be generated based on the predicted classification label, and a client device can present the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Melvin Jose Johnson Premkumar, Akiko Eriguchi, Orhan Firat
  • Patent number: 11316488
    Abstract: A gain control system for controlling gain applied to an audio signal includes a power estimator configured to estimate the power of a digital signal derived from the audio signal, a digital gain estimator configured to determine, in dependence on the estimated power, a digital gain which would modify the power of the digital signal so as to reach a target power level, and a gain controller configured to adjust an analogue gain applied to the audio signal in dependence on the determined digital gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Senthil Kumar Mani, Bala Manikya Prasad Puram
  • Patent number: 11294962
    Abstract: A method is provided for processing random interaction data. The method includes receiving random interaction data sent by a first terminal, and adding the random interaction data to a resource pool. The random interaction data carries user attribute information and inputted conversation information of a user of the first terminal. The method also includes, when no reply message for the random interaction data is received from one or more second terminals, activating a second interface and sending the random interaction data to an intelligent dialog system via the second interface, where the intelligent dialog system is configured to automatically generate reply information according to at least the inputted conversation information and the user attribute information. The method also includes receiving the reply information returned by the intelligent dialog system; and sending the reply information to the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qiuge Liu, Yanxiong Lu
  • Patent number: 11257509
    Abstract: Techniques for EMD-based signal de-noising are disclosed that use statistical characteristics of IMFs to identify information-carrying IMFs for the purposes of partially reconstructing the identified relevant IMFs into a de-noised signal. The present disclosure has identified that the statistical characteristics of IMFs with noise tend to follow a generalized Gaussian distribution (GGD) versus only a Gaussian or Laplace distribution. Accordingly, a framework for relevant IMF selection is disclosed that includes, in part, performing a null hypothesis test against a distribution of each IMF derived from the use of a generalized probability density function (PDF). IMFs that contribute more noise than signal may thus be identified through the null hypothesis test. Conversely, the aspects and embodiments disclosed herein enable the determination of which IMFs have a contribution of more signal than noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Kirsch, Mahdi H. Al-Badrawi, Bessam Z. Al-Jewad
  • Patent number: 11238882
    Abstract: A method for separating an audio input signal into a dry signal component and an ambient signal component is provided. The method includes generating a transferred input signal including transferring the audio input signal into frequency space and applying a smoothing filter to the transferred input signal to generate an estimated ambient signal component. The method includes determining the dry signal component based on the estimated ambient signal component and determining the ambient signal component based on the determined dry signal component and the audio input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Finauer, Friedrich Von Turckheim, Tobias Muench, Christopher Lee
  • Patent number: 11194998
    Abstract: An intelligent assistant records speech spoken by a first user and determines a self-selection score for the first user. The intelligent assistant sends the self-selection score to another intelligent assistant, and receives a remote-selection score for the first user from the other intelligent assistant. The intelligent assistant compares the self-selection score to the remote-selection score. If the self-selection score is greater than the remote-selection score, the intelligent assistant responds to the first user and blocks subsequent responses to all other users until a disengagement metric of the first user exceeds a blocking threshold. If the self-selection score is less than the remote-selection score, the intelligent assistant does not respond to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kazuhito Koishida, Alexander A Popov, Uros Batricevic, Steven Nabil Bathiche
  • Patent number: 11195513
    Abstract: A technique for estimating phonemes for a word written in a different language is disclosed. A sequence of graphemes of a given word in a source language is received. The sequence of the graphemes in the source language is converted into a sequence of phonemes in the source language. One or more sequences of phonemes in a target language are generated from the sequence of the phonemes in the source language by using a neural network model. One sequence of phonemes in the target language is determined for the given word. Also, technique for estimating graphemes of a word from phonemes in a different language is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gakuto Kurata, Toru Nagano, Yuta Tsuboi
  • Patent number: 11173849
    Abstract: A control system is operable within a host vehicle to control the operation of signaling apparatus indicative of a driver intent to present a tissue box. The current invention permits the activation of an electro-mechanical system located proximally to said driver to permit access to a tissue. The control system includes a voice recognition circuit for activating a panel signal devices within the vehicle. In some embodiments, a wireless link facilitates aftermarket applications while in other embodiments original equipment manufacturer is accommodated. In some embodiments the tissue panel is opened manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Akiva Walzman, Daniel Ezra Walzman
  • Patent number: 11176943
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a voice recognition device includes one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to: recognize a voice signal representing a voice uttered by an object speaker, to generate text and meta information representing information that is not included in the text and included in the voice signal; generate an object presentation vector including a plurality of parameters representing a feature of a presentation uttered by the object speaker; calculate a similarity between the object presentation vector and a reference presentation vector including a plurality of parameters representing a feature of a presentation uttered by a reference speaker; and output the text. The one or more processors are further configured to determine whether to output the meta information based on the similarity, and upon determining to output the meta information, add the meta information to the text and output the meta information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kosei Fume, Masahiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11176946
    Abstract: A speech recognition method includes receiving a sentence generated through speech recognition, calculating a degree of suitability for each word in the sentence based on a relationship of each word with other words in the sentence, detecting a target word to be corrected among the words in the sentence based on the degree of suitability for each word, and replacing the target word with any one of candidate words corresponding to the target word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heeyoul Choi, Hoshik Lee
  • Patent number: 11164566
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatic speech recognition and methods and systems for training acoustic language models are disclosed. In accordance with one automatic speech recognition method, an acoustic input data set is analyzed to identify portions of the input data set that conform to a general language and to identify portions of the input data set that conform to at least one dialect of the general language. In addition, a general language model and at least one dialect language model is applied to the input data set to perform speech recognition by dynamically selecting between the models in accordance with each of the identified portions. Further, speech recognition results obtained in accordance with the application of the models is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fadi Biadsy, Lidia Mangu, Hagen Soltau
  • Patent number: 11150869
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to voice command filtering. One or more directions of background noise for a location of a voice command device are determined. The one or more directions of background noise are stored as one or more blocked directions. A voice input is received at the location of the voice command device. A direction the voice input is being received from is determined and compared to the one or more blocked directions. The voice input is ignored in response to the direction of the voice input being received from corresponding to a direction of the one or more blocked directions, unless the received voice input is in a recognized voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eunjin Lee, Daniel Cunnington, John J. Wood, Giacomo G. Chiarella
  • Patent number: 11151317
    Abstract: Contextual spelling methods and systems are provided that utilize natural language processing and n-gram frequencies to group documents into logical groups and to provide spelling correction suggestions. For example, a contextual spelling correction system may receive a set of documents, group the documents into separate logical groups, generate dictionaries associated with the logical groups, receive a user input, determine scores for potential spelling correction suggestions regarding the user input, and provide spelling correction suggestions based at least partly on the dictionaries associated with the logical groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Saurabh Kumar Singh, Sichen Zhao
  • Patent number: 11138965
    Abstract: A technique for estimating phonemes for a word written in a different language is disclosed. A sequence of graphemes of a given word in a source language is received. The sequence of the graphemes in the source language is converted into a sequence of phonemes in the source language. One or more sequences of phonemes in a target language are generated from the sequence of the phonemes in the source language by using a neural network model. One sequence of phonemes in the target language is determined for the given word. Also, technique for estimating graphemes of a word from phonemes in a different language is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gakuto Kurata, Toru Nagano, Yuta Tsuboi
  • Patent number: 11138987
    Abstract: A system and method capable of distinguishing sources in a multiple source environment is provided. The system receives an audio signal comprising an audio tag, a desired audio signal and an undesired audio signal. Based on the audio tag, the system eliminates the undesired audio signal and identifies an intended command in the desired audio signal. The system generates a command for an external device based on the intended command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Robert E De Mers, David J Dopilka
  • 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