Patents Examined by Richemond Dorvil
  • Patent number: 10691892
    Abstract: The language analysis method includes collecting an online document, performing coined word filtering on the collected document based on a predetermined coined word extraction pattern and a dictionary to extract a coined word candidate which corresponds to the coined word extraction pattern and is not registered in a coined stop word dictionary, performing morpheme analysis on the extracted coined word candidate to verify a coined word candidate which does not correspond to a predetermined part of speech and is not registered in a pre-stored morpheme dictionary, refining the coined word extraction pattern, based on a result of the verification and updating the verified coined word candidate in the coined stop word dictionary, and updating the verified coined word candidate in the morpheme dictionary, based on the result of the verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chung Hee Lee, Hyun Ki Kim, Sang Kyu Park, Kyung Man Bae, Yong Jin Bae, Ji Hyun Wang, Hyung Jik Lee, Soo Jong Lim, Joon Ho Lim, Myung Gil Jang, Mi Ran Choi, Jeong Heo
  • Patent number: 10685648
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided, in a smart speaker system having at least one smart speaker device comprising an audio capture device, and smart speaker system logic, for processing audio sample data captured by the audio capture device. The audio capture device captures an audio sample from a monitored environment and one or more sensor devices capture sensor data representing non-verbal attention indicators associated with a speaker of a speech portion of the audio sample. The smart speaker system logic evaluates the non-verbal attention indicators of the sensor data to determine whether or not the speech portion of the audio sample is directed to the smart speaker device. In response to determining that the speech portion of the audio sample is directed to the smart speaker device, a cognitive system associated with the smart speaker system generates a response to the speech portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Andersen, Dogukan Erenel, Richard O. Lyle, Connie Yee
  • Patent number: 10679625
    Abstract: A system and method for temporarily disabling keyword detection to avoid detection of machine-generated keywords. A local device may operate two keyword detectors. The first keyword detector operates on input audio data received by a microphone to capture keywords uttered by a user. In these instances, the keyword may be detected by the first detector and the audio data may be transmitted to a remote device for processing. The remote device may generate output audio data to be sent to the local device. The local device may process the output audio data to determine that it also includes the keyword. The device may then disable the first keyword detector while the output audio data is played back by an audio speaker of the local device. Thus the local device may avoid detection of a keyword originating from the output audio. The first keyword detector may be reactivated after a time interval during which the keyword might be detectable in the output audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wayne Lockhart, Matthew Joseph Cole, Xulei Liu
  • Patent number: 10679605
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing hands-free reading of content comprising: identifying a plurality of data items for presentation to a user, the plurality of data items associated with a domain-specific item type and sorted according to a particular order; based on the domain-specific item type, generating a speech-based overview of the plurality of data items; for each of the plurality of data items, generating a respective speech-based, item-specific paraphrase for the data item based on respective content of the data item; and providing, to a user through the speech-enabled dialogue interface, the speech-based overview, followed by the respective speech-based, item-specific paraphrases for at least a subset of the plurality of data items in the particular order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Gruber, Harry J. Saddler, Lia T. Napolitano, Emily Clark Schubert, Brian Conrad Sumner
  • Patent number: 10672415
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage devices for processing audio signals. An example system configured to practice the method receives audio at a device to be transmitted to a remote speech processing system. The system analyzes one of noise conditions, need for an enhanced speech quality, and network load to yield an analysis. Based on the analysis, the system determines to bypass user-defined options for enhancing audio for speech processing. Then, based on the analysis, the system can modify an audio transmission parameter used to transmit the audio from the device to the remote speech processing system. The audio transmission parameter can be one of an amount of coding, a chosen codec, or a number of audio channels, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Dimitrios Dimitriadis, John Crockett, Horst Juergen Schroeter
  • Patent number: 10664664
    Abstract: A machine translation system can improve results of machine translations by employing preferred translations, such as human translated phrases. In some implementations, the machine translation system can use the preferred translations as heavily weighted training data when building a machine translation engine. In some implementations, the machine translation system can use the preferred translations as an alternate to a result that would have otherwise been produced by a machine translation engine. While it is infeasible to obtain human translations for all translation phrases, preferred translations can be used for problem phrases for which machine translation engines often produce poor translations. The machine translation system can identify problem phrases by assigning a quality score to each translation in a set of translations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Ying Zhang, Fei Huang
  • Patent number: 10621974
    Abstract: Updating a voice template for recognizing a speaker on the basis of a voice uttered by the speaker is disclosed. Stored voice templates indicate distinctive characteristics of utterances from speakers. Distinctive characteristics are extracted for a specific speaker based on a voice message utterance received from that speaker. The distinctive characteristics are compared to the characteristics indicated by the stored voice templates to selected a template that matches within a predetermined threshold. The selected template is updated on the basis of the extracted characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukari Miki, Masami Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10621969
    Abstract: A system and method are presented for forming the excitation signal for a glottal pulse model based parametric speech synthesis system. The excitation signal may be formed by using a plurality of sub-band templates instead of a single one. The plurality of sub-band templates may be combined to form the excitation signal wherein the proportion in which the templates are added is dynamically based on determined energy coefficients. These coefficients vary from frame to frame and are learned, along with the spectral parameters, during feature training. The coefficients are appended to the feature vector, which comprises spectral parameters and is modeled using HMMs, and the excitation signal is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Rajesh Dachiraju, E. Veera Raghavendra, Aravind Ganapathiraju
  • Patent number: 10586536
    Abstract: A display device operating method, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises the steps of: receiving a voice command of a user; storing the voice command, if a function of the display device corresponding to the received voice command is not stored and the voice command is received at reference frequency or more; and if the voice command is received again, performing a function of the display device corresponding to the voice command received again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Haeguen Jeong
  • Patent number: 10582033
    Abstract: A method of providing information of a mobile communication terminal, and a mobile communication terminal for performing the method, are provided. The method includes determining whether a search command event has been generated during a call with a counterpart terminal, converting a voice signal received from a microphone into a text when the generation of search command event is determined to have been generated, identifying information matching the text in a memory, and sending the information to the counterpart terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Ho You
  • Patent number: 10565311
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided updating a knowledge base of a sentiment analysis system, the knowledge base being operable for storing natural language terms and a score value related to each natural language term, the score value characterizing the sentiment of the natural language term. Messages comprising natural language are received. Using content of the knowledge base, a decision is made as to whether at least one message of the received messages has a positive sentiment or a negative sentiment. A term is extracted from the message that is not present in the knowledge base. Based on a frequency of occurrence of the term in the received messages and the sentiment of the messages in which the term occurs, a score value of the term is calculated, and the term and the calculated score value are stored into the knowledge base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michele Crudele, Antonio Perrone
  • Patent number: 10566001
    Abstract: To provide a bandwidth extension method which allows reduction of computation amount in bandwidth extension and suppression of deterioration of quality in the bandwidth to be extended. In the bandwidth extension method: a low frequency bandwidth signal is transformed into a QMF domain to generate a first low frequency QMF spectrum; pitch-shifted signals are generated by applying different shifting factors on the low frequency bandwidth signal; a high frequency QMF spectrum is generated by time-stretching the pitch-shifted signals in the QMF domain; the high frequency QMF spectrum is modified; and the modified high frequency QMF spectrum is combined with the first low frequency QMF spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tomokazu Ishikawa, Takeshi Norimatsu, Huan Zhou, Kok Seng Chong, Haishan Zhong
  • Patent number: 10546005
    Abstract: A system and computer implemented method for managing perspective data is disclosed. The method may include collecting a first lot of perspective data for an item. The method may include introducing a variant feature to the item to constitute a modified item. The method may include collecting a second lot of perspective data for the modified item. The method may also include evaluating the first and second lots of perspective data to ascertain a sentiment fluctuation based on information relevant to the variant feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Adam T. Clark, Jeffrey K. Huebert, Aspen L. Payton, John E. Petri
  • Patent number: 10546587
    Abstract: A method of operating an electronic device is provided, the method including: receiving, by the electronic device that includes a display and a voice receiving device, a sequence of speech elements through the voice receiving device; displaying, on the display by the electronic device, first information that is based on at least a part of a first speech element out of the speech elements; and displaying, on the display by the electronic device, second information, which is different than the first information and is based on at least a part of a second speech element that is received later than the first speech element among the speech elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Subhojit Chakladar, Sanghoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10546068
    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: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen J. Edwards, Ahmed M. Nassar, Craig M. Trim, Albert T. Wong
  • Patent number: 10540445
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for intelligently integrating descriptions of images into surrounding text for a screen reader. A natural language understanding image description is determined for an image in a document. For each sentence of a set of sentences in the text of the document, a relatedness score between the sentence and the natural language understanding image description is determined thereby forming a set of relatedness scores. A highest relatedness score is determined from the set of relatedness scores. The natural language image description is inserted in close proximity to a sentence associated with the highest relatedness score, such that, when the text is read out by the screen reader, the natural language image description of the image is read out in close proximity to the sentence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Mark P. Delaney, Robert H. Grant, Trudy L. Hewitt
  • Patent number: 10535335
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a voice synthesizing device includes a first operation receiving unit, a score transforming unit, and a voice synthesizing unit. The first operation receiving unit configured to receive a first operation specifying voice quality of a desired voice based on one or more upper level expressions indicating the voice quality. The score transforming unit configured to transform, based on a score transformation model that transforms a score of the upper level expression into a score of a lower level expression which is less abstract than the upper level expression, the score of the upper level expression corresponding to the first operation into a score of one or more lower level expressions. The voice synthesizing unit configured to generate a synthetic sound corresponding to a certain text based on the score of the lower level expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichirou Mori, Yamato Ohtani
  • Patent number: 10504511
    Abstract: A voice command module is used to execute voice commands in a residential environment that contains a plurality of home devices. The voice command module includes a speech recognition module and command logic. The speech recognition module receives utterances from users and converts the utterances to commands from a vocabulary of predetermined commands, which includes a customization command to define a new wake-up utterance as corresponding to a wake-up command. The command logic executes the commands. When the customization command is received, the command logic changes the voice command module so that it now executes the wake-up command upon detection of the new wake-up utterance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongyan Wang, Haisong Gu
  • Patent number: 10499176
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described for identifying a codebook to be used when compressing spatial components of a sound field. A device comprising one or more processors may be configured to perform the techniques. The one or more processors may be configured to identify a Huffman codebook to use when compressing a spatial component of a plurality of spatial components based on an order of the spatial component relative to remaining ones of the plurality of spatial components, the spatial component generated by performing a vector based synthesis with respect to a plurality of spherical harmonic coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Dipanjan Sen, Sang-Uk Ryu
  • Patent number: 10474750
    Abstract: Techniques for parsing and execution of data including multiple information classes are described herein. In some examples, a collection of data may include multiple information classes through which the data may be parsed and analyzed. In some examples, the multiple information classes may include a textual character information class, a visual style information class, and an inferred information class, such as may include data identifiable based on information external to the data collection. A plurality of tokens associated with the data collection may be generated. One or more of the plurality of tokens may be organized into a set of instructions. The set of instructions may be provided to a computer program for execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Michael McCormick, David Anthony Leen, Christopher Wiswall Greene